Catherine The Great: Love, Sex, and Power
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Power, sex, and politics: the fascinating rule of one of Russia's most significant monarchs
Catherine the Great ruled Russia from 1762 until 1796. Famous for the legends circulated by political rivals about her sexual rapacity, some were true - though not the infamous rumour of her death by stallion. However, a conservative Russian court was shocked by her use of her sexuality as a political tool, as well as the number and age of her lovers.
Unhappily married to the Grand Duke Peter, a man who preferred
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