The Romanovs 1818-1959 Book

From Alexander II, an enlightened ruler who emancipated the Russian serfs and worked for local government reform, to his son, Nicholas II, the last Czar of Russia, well-known royal biographer John Van der Kiste explores the lives and reigns of Russia's last dynasty. The collapse of the dynasty and the Russian revolution are vividly portrayed book through the lives of grandfather Alexander II and his controversial mistress, Catherine Dolgorouky who later became his second wife; father, Czar Alexander II and his daughter Grand Duchess Marie, wife of Queen Victoria's second son; Afred, Duke of Edinburgh; Grand Duke Serge (a governor of Moscow who was also assassinated); Grand Duke Paul who was captured and executed by the Bolsheviks shortly after the end of World War I, plus his four illegitimate children. The book is lavisly illustrated with a wealth of contemporary photographs.Read More

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  • 0750916311
  • 9780750916318
  • John Van Der Kiste
  • 25 June 1998
  • Sutton Publishing Ltd
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 228
  • illustrated edition
  • Illustrated

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