Caroline Mathilda, youngest sister of George III and, by marriage, Queen of Denmark, shocked her contemporaries by riding not only astride like a man, but in breeches. The article explores how baroque noblewomen rode, in Britain and abroad, and how this activity was regarded and commented on. It also explores who Caroline Mathilda might have chosen as her role model, and why this proved to be particularly damaging in her circumstances.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The queen in trousers: Caroline Mathilda of Denmark on horseback.
|ca 30 pages
|Number of pages
|Niedersächsisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte
|Published - 2013