People often ask me about historical persons, events, and other subjects, and want to know whether they are covered in my books. They are also curious about the family names, both real and fictional, that I have used. So I have begun to put together this small glossary. Click on the item to discover where it is to be found in my books. Or select a book and click on the RESORT tab to resort the items by book.

This glossary is a work in progress, and from time to time I shall add further items from existing, and from future books.

~ Edward Rutherfurd

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Places
> Kiev
People
> Bobrov
> Catherine The Great
> Ivan The Terrible
> Karpenko
> Peter The Great
> Romanov
> Suvorin
> Tolstoy Family
Subjects
> Cossacks
> Crimean War
> Decembrists
> Freemasons In Russia
> Gorbachev And Perestroika
> Napoleon's Invasion
> Old Believers
> Oprichniki
> Russian Nobility
> Russian Revolution
> Slavophiles And Westernisers
> Stalin's Purges
> Tartars

Did You Know?
After World War I, a movement began to commemorate unknown fallen soldiers with a single tomb. On November 11, 1920, two years following the Armistice that ended the war, both France and the UK buried the remains of soldiers whose bodies couldn’t be identified. The British soldier was chosen from one of four who’d been exhumed from different battlefields in France, and transported back to England. This Unknown Warrior is to be found at Westminster Abbey in London. The French Unknown Soldier lies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In 1921, a similar monument was set up at the Arlington National Cemetery in the US. There are similar tombs in 58 countries at last count.




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