Robert K. Massie

“This marriage had resulted from impulse: he had seen her on a high-flying swing at Tsarkoe Selo and her skirt, flared by the breeze, had exposed her ankles; he had proposed the following day.”


Robert K. Massie, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
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