Life period: 1533–1577
Erik XIV's attempts to strengthen the royal power resulted in conflict with the nobility. Marrying Karin Månsdotter and making her queen proved too great a provocation – the power elite and the king's brothers rebelled and imprisoned Erik.
Reign period: 1568–1568 Life period: 1550–1612
Queen Karin's marriage to Erik XIV represented a challenge to society, and resulted in the entire family being imprisoned. It was only after Erik's death that she was released and granted a royal estate by Johan III near modern day Tampere.Read more about Karin Månsdotter