Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair
‘One of the great love stories of history, in a league with Napoleon and Josephine, and Antony and Cleopatra … Excellent, with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair’ Economist
It was history’s most successful political partnership – as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemkin – wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented – was the love of her life and her co-ruler.