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23 April

Catherine and Peter: The Odd Couple


Russia’s Catherine the Great looks on whilst husband Peter plays with toy soldiers….

Peter was a young barbarian with the manners of an unlicked cub… he was of a temper alternately violent and sulky, addicted to practical jokes in a society of ladies, spent most of his time in playing at soldiers with his valets, and a good deal of the rest of it playing with dolls and toys.

Extremely interesting read on the life and times of Catherine the Great and Peter.  You can find the rest of this article at History House.

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