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Catherine Sigrid Weidenweber

Catherine

Sigrid Weidenweber

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ISBN : 9781934961001
Hardcover
423 pages
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You look astonishingly pretty, admits Johanna when Sophia steps out of her bedroom dressed in Ulrikas magnificent gown. Sophia is stunned, halting in mid-step. This is rare praise from her cold mother, so she must, indeed, look very good. AtMoreYou look astonishingly pretty, admits Johanna when Sophia steps out of her bedroom dressed in Ulrikas magnificent gown. Sophia is stunned, halting in mid-step. This is rare praise from her cold mother, so she must, indeed, look very good. At Fredericks side during the elaborate court dinner, Sophia shines and sparkles with youth and wit. The monarch is very pleased with his choice. Indeed, he is so enamored with the girl that he opens his purse to outfit mother and daughter, both woefully deficient in material matters appropriate for court life.So begins the transformation of Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst into Catherine the Great of Russia. The personal and professional triumphs and tribulations of this remarkable woman are retold by Sigrid Weidenweber, whose research into the life of Catherine reveals a new perspective on Catherine, from the inside out. Sigrid portrays with heartfeld understanding what it was like to have been such a major European political and military, social and cultural figure during the eighteenth century.