Romanov Autumn: Stories from the Last Century of Imperial Russia
There is a continuing fascination with the Romanov dynasty that ruled Russia for over 300 years. Charlotte Zeepvat seeks to widen the picture by looking at the lives of members of the family during the last century of imperial rule, a time of contrasts and a period in which the Tsars reached the peak of their wealth, prestige and power, yet also faced the growth of forces which would destroy them. Zeepvat's subjects are the first Nicholas and Alexandra who ruled 100 years before the Revolution; Alexander II; Alexander III; and on to the last Tsar, Nicholas II. The book also looks at the lives of their sisters and brothers, revealing the detail of their daily lives in the palaces which were their homes including Gatchina, Ilinskoie and Alexander Palace, all visited by the author in her role as a tour-leader. Illustrated with her own drawings and photographs, the text provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in the tragic history of the Russian Imperial family.
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Review: Romanov Autumn: Stories From The Last Century Of Imperial RussiaUser Review - Katie Diaz - Goodreads
I don't always like reading history books with short stories on different subjects, particularly when I've read so much about the subject in question, like the Romanov's. This book was great though ... Read full review
Review: Romanov Autumn: Stories From The Last Century Of Imperial RussiaUser Review - Gail - Goodreads
Its format took a while to get used to. It's amazing how confused I got with who's who (the similar names especially of the bride converts) and with when's what. The most useful things to me was the ... Read full review
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