1709 Poltava—Sweden’s Fall, Russia’s Rise
Lecture no. 22 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
In the 17th century, Sweden emerged as the most powerful state in northern Europe. Learn about Swedish king Charles XII, his ambition to conquer Russia, and his opponent, the resourceful and determined Tsar Peter I. Witness the Swedish invasion and the battlefield events that constituted a reversal of fortunes for the two countries.