Catherine the Great is one of the most intriguing and consequential monarchs of the 18th century. Mark Schauss from the Russian Rulers History Podcast joins me for a wide-ranging interview on Catherine’s reign. In this episode, we discuss Catherine’s influential policies, politics, and wars, as well as her surprising ascent to the Russian throne. We also discuss Catherine’s relationship with the Enlightenment and leading French philosophers, along with her attitude towards the French Revolution.
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