Tolstoy Family

Peter Tolstoy, the ancestor of the famous writer, who rose to prominence and established his family fortune in the reign of Peter the Great, makes an appearance in the 'Peter' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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