Episode 10 is dedicated to one of history’s most enigmatic characters: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. A man thoroughly integrated with myth, viewed as a monk, a healer, a mad man, a holy man, a con man or perhaps a strange combination of all these things.
Set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, the tale weaves mysticism, seduction, betrayal, and murder together forming a narrative that has fascinated historians and story tellers alike for over a century.
- Fuhrmann, J. T. (2013). Rasputin, the untold story. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.
- Smith, D. (2017). Rasputin: Faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs. New York: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.