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?
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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