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Terrible Tsarinas
« on: May 11, 2004, 04:36:03 PM »
Has anyone read this book?  It has an interesting slant on the five women who ruled Russian after the death of Peter the Great.  I could see why the succession laws were changed with all of the intrigue that took place!!!  :o

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Re: Terrible Tsarinas
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 04:47:09 PM »
I've never read that book but it does sound interesting.I might have to check it out.
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Re: Terrible Tsarinas
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2004, 08:14:55 PM »
I have never heard of it either. What are the details? [author, year published, etc.]
Also...5?  I can think of only 4 empresses regnant after Peter's death. If the regent Sophia is included, she was definitely BEFORE.

Oh no, they do include Alexandra do they?
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Re: Terrible Tsarinas
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2004, 08:54:41 PM »
I found the book quite interesting. The "other" woman included is Anna Leopoldovna, Regent for her son Ivan VI Antonovich.

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Re: Terrible Tsarinas
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2004, 09:19:12 PM »
I forgot about her, she didn't last long as I recall.
So  who is the author?
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Re: Terrible Tsarinas
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2004, 09:52:13 PM »
It is a translation of Henri Troyat.

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Re: Terrible Tsarinas
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2004, 10:06:39 AM »
Terrible Tsarinas: Five Russian Women In Power
Henri Troyat, Andrea Lyn Secara (translator)

I don't remember the publisher....it's listed at Barnes and Noble's site.