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 Empress Maria Theresa
Empress Maria Theresa
Hi everyone, since I had ilitumwa about my favourite Historical Figure. I would like to write about 2 famous monarchs during the 18th century, and they are Maria Theresa of the Holy Roman Empire and her Russian counterpart, Catherine the Great.

Maria Theresa

She was unexpectedly ascended to the kiti cha enzi when her father, Emperor Charles VI died of probably uyoga poison. Initially, she had great difficulties during her first mwaka of her reigns.
She also participated for the War of the Austrian Succession against King Frederick II of Prussia, also known as Frederick the Great.
However, under her...
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Upon finishing Giles Tremlett's biography of Katherine of Aragon, I've come away with an even deeper respect for Henry VIII's discarded Queen.

In this siku and age, there has been so much written on the six wives of Henry VIII, and many zaidi that declare Anne Boleyn as the greatest of them all, while the others have been neglected. Indeed, Tremlett's biography is the first since the early seventies to focus solely on Henry's first Queen. And it proves long overdue. Tremlett gives us the portrait of a woman who was not merely a matronly wife who defied a king; she was a strong willed and highly...
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