Romanov Autumn: Stories from the Last Century of Imperial Russia

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Sutton, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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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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User Review  - annesion - LibraryThing

This is one of the best books i have read on the decline of the Romanov family. Zeepvat discusses some minor members of the family not given treatment in other volumes. Additionally the book is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

This book is very hard to find, and usually beyond expensive. But worth every penny. It is divided into chapters that describe well-known Romanovs, little known-Romanovs, events (there's one on the ... Read full review

Contents

The Other Nicholas and Alexandra
1
Our Favourite Little Corner of Earth
5
A Useless Sacrifice?
18
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Zeepvat is a freelance writer and Historical Consultant of Royalty Digest.

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