Peter the Great

Peter the Great

The Tyrant Reformer

DVD - 2005
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Towering over his countrymen, literally and figuratively, he virtually single-handedly modernized his immense nation. From 1696 to 1725, he ruled Russia with an iron hand, and his life and legacy have captivated generation after generation ever since.
Publisher: [Burlington, VT] : A&E Home Video, c2005.
ISBN: 9780767084963
0767084969
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Biography (Television program)

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Sep 06, 2019

Originally produced as a A&E TV program in 2000, this 46-minute documentary delves into the life of Peter the Great.
Although he forged an empire, he did some terrible things such as the torture and death of his own son, Alexei, who despised his father and repeatedly thwarted Peter's plans to raise him as successor to the throne.
Alexei briefly defected to Austria, which scandalized the Russian government, leading to harsh repressions against Alexei and his associates.

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