TIL the King’s doctor Johann Struensee seized power for over a year in 18th century Denmark. He managed to abolish slavery, abolish censorship of the press, and have an affair with the Queen before being ousted and executed in 1772

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Friedrich_Struensee

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  1. The film “A Royal Affair” starring Mads Mikkelsen & Alicia Vikander is literally this story. It’s heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Highly recommend.

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