A Moment of Reflection for Those who Die as a Footnote
I enjoy history. Sadly, it seems the more you learn about a particular historical period, the more you realize how much more there is to learn. It can make you crazy. I imagine that’s the reason history buffs tend to specialize. But that’s not really the point of this post.
One of the books I’m reading is The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore. It’s a fast paced romp through three hundred years of Russian tsarist history (which, incidentally, is a fairly unexplored topic for me). What I’ve learned thus far is that seventeenth century Russia