60% done with Peter the Great: His Life and World

It’s a little pathetic to imagine Charles being carried south out of Russia leaving countless troops behind so he can escape the debacle of his invasion. Peter didn’t just win, he humiliated the great Swedish army.

It’s interesting to try and imagine what became of the 35,000 Swede soldiers who had to stay in Russia. Many found a trade to work, but they seemed to have just been swallowed up by the vast country.