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Jewellery at the V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

Jewellery at the V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Historic highlights include jewelled pendants given by Queen Elizabeth I to her courtiers, and diamonds worn by Catherine the Great of Russia.
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The Centre of the Russian Stage

The Centre of the Russian Stage | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great, by Isobel de Madariaga
xii + 675 pp. (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1981) Catherine II of Russia has always been a grateful subject for the historian, an
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Catherine the Great: A Personal View

Catherine the Great: A Personal View | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Since I first took Catherine seriously as a ruler, some forty years ago, I have grown to like her very much.
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Catherine the Great: Enlightened Empress?

Catherine the Great: Enlightened Empress? | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Isabel de Madariaga, Catherine's greatest biographer, has written, 'Since I first took Catherine seriously as a ruler, some forty years ago, I have grown to like her very much.' Yet many historians ha...
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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Artist in residence at A teaspoon of Rain. An eccentric elegant lady who lives with her cat Jimmy the Smug, who thinks he is all that Karen is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress will highlight the truly spectacular collections of one of Russia’s most successful rulers.
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Catherine the Great by Robert K Massie: review - Telegraph

Catherine the Great by Robert K Massie: review - Telegraph | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
Frances Wilson on 'Catherine the Great', Robert K Massie's expansive life of the woman who modernised Russia
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Haunted by Stalin's Ghost

Haunted by Stalin's Ghost | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
The rebirth of history in Russia began at least two years before the European turning point of 1989. It was Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of glasnost, or openness, launched in 1986, that encour
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The Return of Catherine the Great

The Return of Catherine the Great | 10 Elective History | Scoop.it
After seventy years of neglect and dismissal in the Soviet period as foreign adventuress, hypocrite and poseur, indifferent to the needs of 'the people' and marginal to the pre-occupation of Marxists
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