Grigori Rasputin, called the Mad Monk, was one of history’s most interesting figures. A Russian peasant turned mythical faith healer gained influence in Russia by curing the Tsar’s son of hemophilia. His death helped ignite the Russian Revolution. Did he have supernatural powers? Poison, beating and gunshots couldn’t kill him. We examine his life, his rise to power and his ultimate tragic death.
With Carter Roy & Vanessa Richardson
About Historical Figures
Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.