Grigori Rasputin began life as a peasant in the poorest reaches of Siberia and ended his life as the virtual second-in-command of Tsarist Russia. How did he achieve such a rapid change in fortunes? Was it through palace intrigue or magic and mind control? Or perhaps, the causes were a combination of hypnosis and hemophilia?
The tsar’s son Nicholas had been born with the dreaded “royal disease” otherwise known as the blood clotting deficiency named hemophilia. The slightest cut or scrape could be life-threatening for the young boy. The self-proclaimed healer managed to convince the royal family that he was the only way that their son would stay alive. With a role this vital, there was no way that Rasputin would be dropped from the imperial payroll anytime soon.
From this audiobook, you will hear about:
- From peasant monk to royal holy man
- Rasputin’s miracle
- Immoral rumors
- Rasputin’s banishment
- Rasputin during World War I
- The end of Rasputin’s reign
- And much more
Through intrigue, divine intervention, or perhaps just the sheer force of his personality, he forever cemented his place in Russian history. Learn about the mad monk turned master minister – listen to the story of the rise and fall that comprised the life of Grigori Rasputin.