Rey dramatically depicts the contest between Napoleon and Alexander I
in this biography, offering fascinating insights into the psychological warfare between the two men and the broader military strategies and geopolitical goals guiding their decisions.
During Alexander I
's reign the hierarchy's average life expectancy was 66.36 years, under Nicholas 172.27 years, in Alexander Il's era 64.82 years, under Alexander III 53.36 years, and under the last Romanov, Nicholas II, 63.52 years.
The second chapter reviews the period from roughly Alexander I
's holy alliance in the brief decade after the Congress of Vienna to the ascent of Russia's most unbending autocrat -- Nicholas I -- when the "black legend of inveterate Russian autocracy was about to begin" (p.
She served from the last part of Alexander I
's reign (1801-25) into the first part of Nicholas I's reign (1825-55), with years of duty to the young Alexander II, born in 1818.
On Edgar's death in 1107, Alexander I
succeeded to the throne, but David acquired most of southern Scotland.