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 Empress Maria Theresa
Empress Maria Theresa
Hi everyone, since I had postato about my favourite Historical Figure. I would like to write about 2 famous monarchs during the 18th century, and they are Maria Theresa of the Holy Roman Empire and her Russian counterpart, Catherine the Great.

Maria Theresa

She was unexpectedly ascended to the trono when her father, Emperor Charles VI died of probably fungo poison. Initially, she had great difficulties during her first anno of her reigns.
She also participated for the War of the Austrian Succession against King Frederick II of Prussia, also known as Frederick the Great.
However, under her...
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Queen Elizabeth Wydeville, the slandered Queen of England has spent centuries judged to be a greedy and horrid woman, characteristics written of her da her many enemies. In this volume, Okerlund delves into the preconceptions in order to shed light on the truth - was she truly a vile woman o was she a strong individual who endured where others crumbled?

It does appear that Elizabeth Wydeville was indeed a much più complex personality than sources have made out in the past. A deeply pious woman, Okerlund determines that the marriage of Elizabeth and Edward IV was truly a Amore match and not...
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