The tragic example of the classic conflict between fathers and sons.
Peter I’s desire for a son to carry on his great works and support his goals was totally frustrated by having as his son and heir a son who was the diametric opposite of the father. Alexis was in every way a rejection of everything Peter wanted and worked for. The resulting frustration became a nightmare for both and ended in tragedy.
Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
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