Private Lives of the Monarchs: Peter the Great

  • 44m
  • HD
  • TV-14

As a ruler, Peter the Great's achievements were clearly remarkable, but a look behind closed doors reveals that the man who made them happen was equally extraordinary. Join host Dr. Tracy Borman as she uncovers the Russian emperor's private life to show how his unconventional childhood would go on to produce a very unconventional man. He was a person of contradictions--an enlightened modern thinker and a cruel tyrant--and used both extremes of his personality to transform Russia into the powerful nation it remains to this day.