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After she overthrew her husband to take the throne, Catherine never married again—but she found something of a soulmate in Potemkin, who helped her rule for decades.
Catherine the Great, HBO's latest historically-inspired miniseries, takes an interest in the titular Empress's favorites—and one favorite, in particular, Grigory Potemkin, seems to be in a league of his own.So, just who was this military leader, with whom the ruler of Russia ...
 
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Born a minor German princess, the royal was never supposed to reign over Russia.
In HBO's new miniseries Catherine the Great, there's a lot of allusion and reference to Catherine's path to the throne. And while the full story isn't exactly laid out, the characters make it clear that she didn't just naturally inherit her power.Here, the true ...
 
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The new HBO miniseries starring Helen Mirren recreates some of the Empress's famous jewels, which she used to cement her authority as an enlightened despot.
The Empress of Russia, who ruled during a Golden Age (1762-1796), believed great jewels were as important as a great army. One legend has it that she would put on extra emeralds before entering particularly difficult meetings with her generals.The other tale ...
 
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Here's your first look at the new HBO mini-series.
Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in The Queen, and now, she'll play a fierce female leader of another sort. Mirren stars as Catherine the Great in a new miniseries on HBO, which will be released later this year.Here's ...
 
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These powerful women have affected the course of history during their reigns.
With King Ferdinand II of Aragon, Queen Isabella ruled the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon jointly. She encouraged overseas exploration and even sponsored the bid for Christopher Columbus’s journey to the New World. A gentle ruler, she had ordered the freeing of ...
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