Episode 164: The Time of Troubles

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about the Time of Troubles, a period of Russian history brought about by a succession crisis that involved chaos, invasions, lawlessness, and three different blokes pretending to be a long-lost heir who had come back from the dead.

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Image: Makovsky, Konstantin. Appeal of Minin. 1896. Oil on canvas. Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Via Wikimedia.

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