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The Latvian Who Ruled Russia: Catherine I

Tales of Cinderella in the West  go back to the 7th century before Christ in Egypt. The Chinese version is even older, from 850 BC.  Each  culture has hundreds of variations. Alas, they are rarely true. Justin I married a whore, … Continue reading

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The Loves of Peter the Great

Peter the Great 1675-1725, abhorred his first wife Eudoxia. The two had a miserable marriage arranged by his mother when he was sixteen. She was stupid, and argumentative.  He was intelligent, slept around and had no respect for her. Finally … Continue reading

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