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Catherine the Great: Russia’s Greatest Empress



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Source/Further reading:

Excellent two-part podcast on her life: http://thehistorychicks.com/episode-61-catherine-the-great-part-one/

Episode 63: Catherine the Great Part Two


Excellent BBC Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003hycx
Britannica biography: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Catherine-the-Great
Detail on the legislative committee (aka Instruction of Catherine the Great): https://www.britannica.com/event/Instruction-of-Catherine-the-Great
Ivan VI: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ivan-VI

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oliver
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oliver

very sansa of her

Rick Iovine
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Rick Iovine

When Catherine was asked by George III to provide Russian troops to help the British put down those rebellious colonists in America she not only denied his request, she snubbed him royally. Because Catherine the Great held similar ideals of liberty as the Americans, and by denying George III Russian soldiers she gave tacit support to our cause. It is hard to say how things would have turned out if General Washington, already bogged down with making soldiers out of thousands of homebody militia farm boys without money and provisions, while fighting professional Hessian and British soldiers, could have overcome… Read more »

denise garcia garcia
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denise garcia garcia

You have a new subscriber, I love the way you tell the characters' lives.

Dicky Strike
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Dicky Strike

Why Alaska is not mentioned at all?

Arun Subbiah
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Arun Subbiah

Catherine the GREAT

Ванька Надточиев
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Ванька Надточиев

Some mistakes here and there, but generally its correct. Russias history is heavily starved for belenevolent leaders, and she just might be the grreatest of them. Well, that would be a tossup between get and the Peter.

yaniwet
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yaniwet

I went to Russia and there I learned her life, she was a BAD woman. Not admirable at all !!! Her politics were a disaster.
She exiled all the Jewish to Biolorussia, where many years later Hitler had it so easy finding us. She gave us on a silver platter. I don’t understand why you speak highly of her and so empathic towards her. She was anti Semitic, she didn’t consider us humans.

RobertPassig
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RobertPassig

In the 18th Century, there was not a singular state of Poland. It was the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

çeci n’est pas une pipe
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çeci n’est pas une pipe

We’d rather see images of your topic than see you. Your voice is enough to carry the image home. Seeing you is simply not interesting enough. Humbly and thankfully. 😉

Sara A.
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Sara A.

There is one thing i heard about her romantic encounters, that was that she parted with all her lovers amiacly..that is enourmosly impressive…;)

113 DmG
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113 DmG

13:44 – Slightly divergent in tone.

Zachary Ledford
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Zachary Ledford

Let’s not forget the urban legend that included a horse that started a few years after her death.

Bovine One
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Bovine One

"Another useless GIRL" LOL!

IeatyellowSNO
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IeatyellowSNO

Maybe Germans are superior. There's a lot of them in power.

Michael Hodil Official
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Michael Hodil Official

Hail emperor Simon of Japan

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Shaun Mattice

Fun fact about Paul the 1st; a monk had predicted the future to Paul. The monk told Paul to leave a letter for his future ancestors to open in a 100 years. The letter stated; “The Holy Tsar will resemble Job the Long-Suffering, He’ll have the Christ’s wit, patience and dove’s purity. A crown of thorns will replace Tsar’s crown, His people will betray him like the Son of God in his time. A war will start, a great war, a world war. People will fly in the air like birds, they’ll swim under the water like fish, They’ll start… Read more »

Cari D
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Cari D

Thank you!

ChibiProwl
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ChibiProwl

Make one on Anne Boleyn and Alexandria Romanov, the last Czarina of Russia!

Mari Flowers
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Mari Flowers

"Somewhere below horses, somewhat equal to good footwear" you are iconic sir

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Joe A.

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Pedro Heberle

I obviously googled smallpox. I hate you.