Love HBO’s 'Catherine the Great'? There's more to know about the Russian empress
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Unlike the real Catherine the Great, Helen Mirren’s reign as the illustrious Russian empress in the HBO limited series was a fairly short one. Beyond what could be slotted in five hours, there’s plenty more to know.

One of the most extensive and esteemed biographers of her, Robert K. Massie’s Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, contrasts particularly nicely with the HBO production, which focuses on the later part of Catherine’s rule, and specifically her all-consuming romance with Russian...

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