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Downton Abbey move over! You are fluffy peanuts compared to the royal goings on of the Russian court circa 1750s! I will admit to often being utterly confused as to who was who beyond the Empress (Elizabeth), Catherine and the Grand Duke (Peter III). But no matter. I was being entertained by manipulation, bloodletting, masquerading and utter excess within the court. Hundreds of dresses lost in a fire. The Grand Duke's balls with men dressed as women and women dressed as men. Catherine spending ...more