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The mannish 17th century queen of Sweden, Christina, was anomolous in her day. Preferring men's clothing, engaging in manly pursuits, and a scholar, she also abdicated to pursue an interest in Catholicism (illegal in Sweden then). Her androgynous appearance, attachments to at least one woman, and failed "love" interests in men have led many to believe she may have been a hermaphrodite.
This is a series that spans 100 years of the romance of music and the reality of history in a mixture of Americana that takes the reader down memory lane into a mindscape of feelings and thoughts. This segment travels between 1970 and 1989 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!
By 1950, Reg Christie had gotten away with killing at least four people and was responsible for the conviction and execution of his upstairs neighbor, Tim Evans, for a murder Tim had not committed. In the final stretch, Christie, after killing his wife, went on a murderous spree, killing one woman a month during the first three months of 1953.
John Reginald Halliday Christie had killed two women in the early 1940s, burying their remains in his back yard. He got lucky in late 1949 when murdering the wife and infant daughter of a mildly retarded man, Tim Evans. He managed to manipulate Evans into confessing to the killings (though Evans hadn't committed them). Christie was never a suspect-as a former Special Constable he was believed beyond reproach. Tim Evans was convicted and executed for serial killer Christie's crimes.