How Did Peter the Great Die? We honestly don’t care much about how true to history The Great is. Most of the information comes from Catherine’s own book and the memories of the guys who followed her, so we won’t put too much stock on that. The story is mostly true, and what’s in between is just fun. But there is one fact about history that can’t be changed: Peter isn’t going to live long on this earth. Will we see him die in The Great? Or will the show change things a bit more?
How Did Peter the Great Die?
The show’s storyline says that Peter should have died about eight days after the coup, which starts at the end of Season 1. Peter had only been emperor for six months when Catherine (played by Elle Fanning in The Great) understood that he was not fit to be in charge. She knew that Peter had to go. Some people think, though, that Catherine was afraid Peter was going to get a divorce from her so he could marry his lover, Elizabeth Vorontsova. Getting rid of him was a lot less messy than getting a divorce.
It looks like The Great is going to add a few more years to Peter’s life, probably because Nicholas Hoult is as charming as Peter. Not so much for the real Peter. Season 2 starts a few months after the coup, so the show won’t stay true to history, but that’s fine with us. In the show, Peter is running away, but in real life, he was sent to Rophsa and died there eight days later.
Peter has never needed anything, and as a member of the royal family, he is spoiled. He doesn’t stay on the run for very long. He goes back to Catherine because he is hungry and desperate. He gives her his crown in exchange for a roasted ham. From then on, Catherine keeps him as a servant while her fear grows. She is pregnant right now and knows she is safe until the baby is born, but what will happen after that?
Did Catharine the Great Kill Her Husband?
Peter III’s death is the subject of many stories. Peter died quickly after being sent to Ropsha, which is very handy. His death was officially ruled to have been caused by bad hemorrhoids and a stroke of apoplexy. Many scholars think that Alexei Orlov, the brother of Catherine’s lover Grigory, killed him.
Some people have also said that Peter killed himself, but there isn’t much proof to back that up. Based on what we know about Peter, the last idea could very well be true. It seems to say that he was hurt when he got drunk and fought with a guardian at Ropsha. This death fits the description of the crazy leader we knew and hated during the six months he was in charge of Russia.
No matter what really happened, the show is going in a different way, so it won’t help much to look up the facts. It’s probably best to just sit back and enjoy the sumptuous decor, stunning clothes, sarcastic jabs, and a woman doing what women do best: ruling over a man.
The second season of The Great is now available to watch on Hulu.
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