Tartars

This is the name that Russians often give to the Mongol invaders, led by the descendants of Genghis Khan, who swept over the Russian state in the thirteenth century and held it under their oriental yoke for many generations. The story of this tragic conquest is told in 'The Tartar' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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