Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman hours minutesPulitzer Prize winner Massie offers the tale of a princess who went to Russia at and became one of the most powerful women in history Born into minor German nobility she transf
23 hours, 52 minutesPulitzer Prize winner Massie offers the tale of a princess who went to Russia at 14 and became one of the most powerful women in history Born into minor German nobility, she transformed herself into an empress by sheer determination Possessing a brilliant, curious mind, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers, and reaching the throne, tri23 hours, 52 minutesPulitzer Prize winner Massie offers the tale of a princess who went to Russia at 14 and became one of the most powerful women in history Born into minor German nobility, she transformed herself into an empress by sheer determination Possessing a brilliant, curious mind, she devoured the works of Enlightenment philosophers, and reaching the throne, tried using their principles to rule the vast, backward empire She knew or corresponded with notable figures of her time Voltaire, Diderot, Frederick the Great, Maria Theresa of Austria, Marie Antoinette John Paul Jones Wanting to be the benevolent despot Montesquieu idealized, she contended with the deeply ingrained realities of Russian life, including serfdom She persevered, and for 34 years the government, foreign policy, cultural development and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands She dealt with domestic rebellion, wars the tides of political change and violence inspired by the French Revolution Her reputation depended on the perspective of the speaker She was praised by Voltaire as like the classical philosophers She was condemned by enemies, mostly foreign, as the Messalina of the north Her family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers and enemies are vividly described These included her ambitious, scheming mother her weak, bullying husband, Peter who left her sexually untouched for nine years after their marriage her unhappy son heir, Paul her beloved grandchildren and her favorites the young men from whom she sought companionship and the recapture of youth as well as sex Here, too, is Gregory Potemkin, her most significant lover possible husband, with whom she shared a correspondence of love separation, followed by 17 years of unparalleled mutual achievement All the qualities that Massie brought to Nicholas Alexandra and Peter the Great are present historical accuracy, deep understanding, felicity of style, mastery of detail, ability to shatter myth a genius for finding and expressing a human drama.
Catherine the Great Catherine II Russian , romanized Yekaterina Alekseyevna May O.S April November O.S November , also known as Catherine the Great , Yekaterina Velikaya , born Princess Sophie of Anhalt Zerbst, was Empress of Russia from until , the country s longest ruling female leader. Biography of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia Jul , Catherine the Great May , Nov , was empress of Russia from to , the longest reign of any female Russian leader She expanded Russia s borders to the Black Sea and into central Europe during her reign. Catherine the Great film Catherine the Great is a television movie based on the life of Catherine II of Russia.It stars Catherine Zeta Jones as Catherine, Jeanne Moreau as Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great Britannica Sep , Catherine the Great, empress of Russia who led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding Crimea and much of Biography of Catherine the Great of Russia Renowned as Catherine the Great, Empress of all the Russias, this remarkable woman was neither Russian nor originally named Catherine Born Sophie Friederike Auguste from Anhalt Zerbst, she was indeed a princess, but one that came from an obscure and impoverished German duchy. Catherine the Great HBO Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress Catherine the Great Helen Mirren develops a unique and devoted relationship with Grigory Potemkin Jason Clarke as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern day Russia. The Death of Catherine the Great ThoughtCo May , Catherine the Great was Tsarina of Russia, one of the most powerful women in European history So, how did the idea that she died while attempting an unusual practice with a horse become one of the most virulent myths in modern history, transmitted by whispers in school playgrounds across the western world Helen Mirren to Star in Miniseries Catherine the Great HBO Catherine the Great is the latest project in the partnership between HBO and Sky the network behind The Young Pope and will begin filming later this year.It is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures and will be made available on HBO in the US and distributed to Canada through Bell Media. Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman by Robert K A tale of power, perseverance and passion a great story in the hands of a master storyteller The Wall Street Journal The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and Catherine II Accomplishments, Education Enlightenment Jun , Empress of Russia Catherine II, often called Catherine the Great, became empress consort of Russia when her husband, Peter III, ascended
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