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The daughter of a minor German princely family, she rose to become the greatest ruler of a vast Russian empire in the 18th century. This biography reveals a remarkable woman who combined intelligence, a passion for the responsibilities of state with a constant search for the love of important men.
About the Author
Michael Streeter is a writer and journalist who worked for many years as a journalist, including spells as news editor of the Independent on Sunday and as editor of the Scottish Daily Express. He has written books on a variety of subjects ranging from the history of witchcraft to internet crime. He also wrote Life&Times: Franco (2005), South America and the Treaty of Versailles and Central America and the Treaty of Versailles, both in the Makers of the Modern World series.