Item description for Catherine the Great (Life & Times) (Life&Times) by Michael Streeter...
The story of Catherine the Great is an extraordinary one. Born Princess Sophia Augusta zu Anhalt-Zerbst, a German princess in a family of modest means, she became one of the greatest rulers of the vast Russian Empire in the eighteenth century. But this was no romantic story of a fairytale princess. Though attractive and much-courted, Catherine was above all courageous, shrewd and intelligent, qualities she needed to overcome the many heartaches and obstacles in her early life including a disastrous marriage to the rightful heir to the Russian throne, Peter III. Soon after Peter became ruler Catherine seized power and he was murdered. For more than thirty years this 'foreign' princess then ruled the growing empire with a vigor and fervor equal to that of any Russian.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Apr 25, 2007
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1905791062 ISBN13 9781905791064
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Streeter
Michael Streeter is a freelance writer and television researcher with more than twenty years of experience in national newspaper journalism. He has written and researched books and documentaries on subjects as diverse as the weather, medieval crime, and the occult.