Kung Farouk av Egypten blev beryktad för att ha sagt "In a few years there will be only five kings in the world - the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards". Några år senare störtades han verkligen i en militärkupp 1952.
I'm seldom happier than when playing around with letters, accounts and minuits left behind by people long since dead. My doctoral dissertation "Servants of Fortune - The Swedish Court between 1598 and 1721" dealt with the Swedish court during Sweden's age of greatness. At present I'm finishing a book on the Swedish court of the eighteenth century.