Sophia: Regent of Russia, 1657-1704

Sophia Alekseevna, the half sister of Peter the Great, was the first woman to tule Russia In 1682, ten year old Peter and his mentally retarded brother Ivan were declared joint tsars with 25 year old Sophia as their regent The regency lasted for seven years until Sophia was ousted by Peter and dispatched to a convent for the last 15 years of her life.
Sophia Regent of Russia Sophia Alekseevna the half sister of Peter the Great was the first woman to tule Russia In ten year old Peter and his mentally retarded brother Ivan were declared joint tsars with year old

  • Title: Sophia: Regent of Russia, 1657-1704
  • Author: Lindsey Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780300047905
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Perhaps you have never heard of Sophia who briefly ruled over Russia as regent for her brothers at the close of the seventeenth century, and if you have heard of her you may have the impression that she was a purely conservative figure holding back Peter from chopping off the boyars' beards, dragging Russia into the eighteenth century and thus becoming great.Lindsey Hughes' rare attempt, if not to rehabilitate Sophia, then at least asserts her historical significance and helps to demonstrate the [...]

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