So far very interesting and obvious typos are not big deal but please don’t overdo Menshikov’s military adventures: getting too far and for too long from St. Petersburg could be quite unhealthy for him even if Catherine lives longer. Most probably, she is forced to add at least one Dolgoruki to the Supreme Privy Council (which would most probably happen due to the need not to antagonize a powerful clan) and Apraxin with a status of a national hero would not remain his friend for too long as well. So he needs to get back to the capital ASAP even if only with the “modest” laurels of the savior of St. Petersburg from the evil Swedes. Military reputation would not be a guarantee of a continued influence if somebody else gains Catherine’s trust and if you made her healthy enough to be still alive, she can pick herself some sweetheart with unpredictable political consequences (it is not like Alexashka was the only true love of her life and the Guards did not swear loyalty to him either). Michael Golitsin (fieldmarshal) would love to replace him as a head of a Military Collegium and he was a very popular figure in the army (not just a good general but also a chivalric figure, which was a rarity and an obvious contrast to an a—hole like Menshikov). In OTL being a successful General was not guaranteeing anything: Munnich was easily outmaneuvered by Osterman and Suvorov was sent to inspect fortifications on the Finnish border when he overestimated importance of his military fame. BTW, while all that glorious shooting keeps going, how about the Russian-British mutual trade interests?