Tuesday, September 03, 2013

From my Quotes Cupboard - Russia

Mecklenburg was small and weak and needed a powerful protector; marriage to a Russian princess would bring the Tsar's support. Knowing that the two daughters of Tsar Ivan V were available, not caring which he received, [Duke Karl Leopold] sent a betrothal ring to St. Petersburg with a letter of proposal in which the name of the recipient had been left blank. Catherine had been chosen.

Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert K. Massie, Ballantine New York 1980.



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