Støvlet-Cathrines Hus i Sorø
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Støvlet-Cathrine's House is at Slagelsevej 63 in Sorø. Legend has it that King Christian VII bought the house for his mistress, Anne Cathrine Benthagen. She was nicknamed Støvlet-Cathrine (Bootee-Cathrine) because her mother sewed bootees that Cathrine…

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Shapely woman and King paint the town red

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Time / Periode 1780 1785
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History suggests that Anne Cathrine Benthagen was the illegitimate daughter of Prince Georg of Bevern, godfather at her christening. Støvlet-Cathrine met the temperamental Christian VII on one of his many nights on the town. For a while, in about 1767, she tickled the King's fancy enough to be his mistress. She was described as a sensual and shapely woman who was willing to bend to his sadomasochistic tendencies. Historian Ulrik Langen wrote about her in his book about Christian VII: In Cathrine, Christian found a woman after his own mind. He was strongly drawn to her – yes, in love with her. The line between their violent behaviour while on the town and their sexual relationships was fluid. However, it is also said that Cathrine once explained that their relationship never came to actual intercourse." "

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