The Foreign Tsarina
by Jennifer Packer
Catherine the Great has quite a reputation today, her indiscretions were ridiculed. Yet from an early age she was skilled at observing and manipulating people's emotions, an insightful thinker, she championed the enlightened philosophers. Although at the age of 15, she was not to know this. Married to her disinterested cousin, she was abandoned a foreign country without family or friends.