Again, script by Geoff, art by Holland Smith. Leaving me to talk about a monastery that won a war…
Preobrazhenskoe has a rather interesting history. The site of a famous monastery, the youthful Peter chose it as the location for his retreat from the tedious duties of court life. Soon, he built an entire community there of young people devoted entirely to him and formed a small army out of them.
It was to Preobrazhenskoe that Peter fled when he feared that Sophia had roused the streltsy to murder him and from which, ultimately, he staged his comeback. His Preobrzhenskoe regiments ultimately went on to become the nucleus of his modernized Western-style army that would go on to win him the Great Northern War.
So, sometimes ditching’s not so bad….
– Count Dolby von Luckner