Monday, 14 October 2019

Sophia of Hanover – a life in under 11 minutes

Sophia of the Palatinate (who was Electress of Hanover from 1692 to 1698) was born on this day in 1630.

Much has been written about this remarkable woman, often described as a woman of letters and patron of the arts but, one who also made "interesting philosophical contributions of her own, principally concerning the nature of mind and thought," according to Lloyd Strickland of Manchester Metropolitan University.

For those who do not have the time (or inclination) to read all the material or, are looking for an introduction to the subject matter, the following audio presentation (courtesy of YouTube) offers a general summation and oversight, which may well whet the appetite and offer a guide to further study and investigation.


Elsewhere, her story is told in J.N. Duggan's book, Sophia of Hanover: Winter Princess published in 2010 by Peter Owen Publishers and available to buy online. See the author's website for further information.

No comments:

Post a comment

Milestones and Anniversaries