Additionally, as a lady-in-waiting, countess buxhoeveden attended on the Empress for much of the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, only leaving her side when the Imperial Family was removed to Tobolsk after the Tsar’s abdication in 1917. Thereafter, and then to ekaterinburg, she followed the Empress to Tobolsk, where the entire Imperial Family, some of the Court suite and some of their servants met their deaths on July 17, 1918.
The portrait the countess paints of the empress is of a warm, kind and generous woman, maligned, and a committed friend and mistress, but ill-starred, deeply charitable in word and deed, devoted to Russia, shy, physically sick, her husband and her children, misunderstood and much plotted against. The character descriptions in this book also include those for tsar nicholas, ania vyrubova the empress’ most intimate friend, each of the children – OTMA and the Tsarevitch – Grand Duchess Ella the Empress’ sister, Rasputin and Kerensky the Head of the Provisional Government that took power after the abdication of the Tsar and before the ascendancy of the Bolsheviks.
The Tragic Empress: The Authorized Biography of Alexandra Romanov #ad - . The narrative also describes in detail the daily domestic life of the Imperial Family, and each of their trips to other parts of Russia and abroad in peace and war. It is rare for the author of any authorized biography to know her subject so familiarly and for so long, and to have been a first-hand witness to almost everything that happened for much of her life, and it is this that makes ‘The Tragic Empress’ such an intriguing and compelling book.
We, The RomanovsWinter Palace Books #ad - Grand duke sandro mikhailovich lazing in the grass with nicky romanov in May 1883 …Within twenty-five years, the Romanovs, the most vicious and arguably the most bizarre imperial family of modern times will have ceased to rule Russia through a mixture of haplessness, the most powerful, indolence and fatalism.
Sandro was a crucial witness to the collapse of his family. He was with nicky when thousands of russian peasants died at khodynka field during nicky’s coronation; he was with nicky in the lead-up to the disastrous Russo-Japanese War; he was with Nicky during the failed revolution of 1905-6; he was with Nicky when the Russian Duma was established in an attempt to ward off future revolutions; he was with Nicky as Russia moved determinedly toward a military showdown with Germany; he was with Nicky fighting the German army of the Eastern Front during the First World War; he was with Nicky when he abdicated in favour of his brother, Michael, who refused the throne.
We, The Romanovs #ad - This is a riveting first-hand account of the final days of the Russian Empire and of what it was like to be a member of the Russian Imperial Family at that time. He was the cousin, brother-in-law and close friend of the last tsar, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. And to our great good fortune, while Sandro may have been no Stolypin, he was a keen observer and an excellent writer.
Anyone intrigued by the last days of the Romanovs as the ruling family of Russia should read this book.
Memories of the Russian CourtDemesne Press #ad - But even through these dark days viroubova remained in contact with the Tsarina Alexandra through letters thus providing continuing insight into the last few months of the Imperial family’s life. Memories of the russian court has been published to commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution and to provide readers with a view into how life was before, during and after this momentous event for those at the top of Russian society.
Anna virobouva eventually escaped prison to Finland where she lived out her final days in Helsinki in 1964. This book was first published in 1923. In october 1917, the russian Empire was ripped apart by the effects of the Revolution. The court of tsar nicholas ii, once one of the most glorious courts in the world, was devastated in a few short months and the lives of those who knew it were changed irredeemably.
Anna viroubova, a lady-in-waiting and confident of the Tsar’s wife, Alexandra Feodorovna, witnessed this destruction first-hand. Her memoirs, takes the reader from her entry in 1905 into the world of pomp and power at the center of the Russian Empire, through the subsequent twelve years that she spent with the Tsar’s family, Memories of the Russian Court, finally providing captivating insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution shook the foundations of her world.
Memories of the Russian Court #ad - Particularly fascinating are the chapters that focus on grigori Rasputin as she attempts to set the record straight again detractors like Alexander Spiridovich who claimed that Viroubova was Rasputin’s "fanatical admirer, the driving force of his cult, and was at the head of his loyalists". Viroubova explains of the great strain that the First World War placed upon her country and how she assisted as a nurse through those years before she was arrested and thrown into prison by the Bolsheviks.
Six Years at the Russian Court: Life with the family of Tsar Nicholas IIEndeavour Compass #ad - She kept in contact with the family she had known so well right up to their brutal deaths in 1918. Six years at the russian court is the enlightening memoir of Margaret Eager - an Irishwoman from Limerick who served as a nanny to the Russian royal family from 1898 to 1904. Originally published in 1906, maria, the book captures eager’s years as governess to the four daughters of the Emperor and Empress Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna: the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, and Anastasia.
Eager’s family stated that she never fully recovered from the news. All of whom would be executed during the Russian civil war just over a decade later. This first-person account provides a fascinating insight into what was everyday life for the Romanov family. From religious celebrations and family illness to assassination attempts and life during the war; Eager’s central role gained her access to some of the family’s most precious and testing times.
Six Years at the Russian Court: Life with the family of Tsar Nicholas II #ad - Through a series of anecdotal references she includes recollections of her time in Russia regarding such things as the tough life of the peasantry, criminal activity and even the national post service. This classic, written from the unsuspecting eyes of a foreign nanny, shows early twentieth century Russia and the last Russian royal family like you’ve never seen before.
In addition to documenting the time spent with her royal employers, Eager also reveals intriguing aspects of Russian society as whole. Margaret eager 1863-1936 left the russia in 1904 and returned to Ireland where she received a pension from the Russian government for her time as a nurse.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Tsar Nicholas II, and His FamilyChord Publishing #ad - In september 1905 pierre gilliard entered Tsar Nicholas II’s household as the French tutor of Duchesses Olga Nicolaievna and Tatiana Nicolaievna. He would go on to spend a further thirteen years in the close company of the Romanov family. Within that time he would be a witness to one of the most remarkable and tragic events of modern history as a close-knit family was torn apart and executed in the midst of the Revolution.
But this book is more than simply an eyewitness account of the Revolution. As one of the books early reviews notes, gilliard ‘had unusual opportunities of knowing their simple domestic life, and the few of their attendants who were left to them, and when the tragedy that had befallen the Royal house inevitably drew its members, more closely together, he was able to learn more and more intimately the ties that bound them together and the difficulties that had brought them to such a doom.
The tabletthroughout his thirteen years Gilliard built strong personal relationships with those at the Russian court and his eyewitness account of that time is a beautifully intimate portrayal of the family. From little aleksey who despite his haemophilia remained the centre of attention to his mischievous sisters, their anxious mother and proud father, Gilliard provides vivid sketches of each of the family members.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Tsar Nicholas II, and His Family #ad - He was also witness to figures outside of the family circle, including the infamous Rasputin. Throughout the account there are extremely personal notes interspersed with humour which provide a humanising view of the Romanov family, including the moment when Gilliard forgets to censor some of the language in Les Miserables to which Tsar Nicholas II teases with him: “You are teaching my daughters a very curious vocabulary, monsieur…”In 1914 Russia descended into war and over the coming years as the situation on the front becomes more tense so too does life within the court.
The strain upon court and nation comes to a climax in March 1917 as the Revolution begins.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room MassacreAbbott Press #ad - Bolen also provides, homer slaughter, details of the United States intelligence officer, for the first time, who was in the Ipatiev House within twenty-four hours of the murders. This study shows that the romanov murders may very well have occurred in different rooms in the house, and that there was no eleven-person massacre.
Bolen investigates the evidence from the site of the murders, the Ipatiev House, ultimately refuting investigator Nicholas Sokolovs report that locates the murders in the homes basement. And although this story will never end happily ever after, revealing new evidence to refute the prevailing story will shed new light on the truth.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room Massacre #ad - At age fifty, brutally murdered by his subjects, Nicholass body was mutilated and thrown into an unmarked mass grave with eight other people in a swampy bog in the middle of a remote forest. The romanovs murder case takes a detailed look at the infamous mass murder of this Russian imperial family, stripped of its claim to the throne before being executed in 1918 following the February Revolution.
But for nicholas ii, tsar of all the Russias, Princess Alexandra of Hesse, and his wife, the ending would be different. G. Author T. Every fairy tale contains the story of a prince, and once the prince meets his princess, they often live happily ever after.
The Funeral Bride The Autobiography of Alexandra Romanov Book 1Taylor Street Books #ad - The far kingdom' 1917 - 1918 - to be published by Spring 2020 The love story of tsar nicholas ii and tsarina alexandra of russia has long been considered a fairytale romance with a startlingly tragic ending, when the entire Imperial Romanov Family was shot and bayoneted to death by a Bolshevik firing squad in a cellar in Ekaterinburg on July 17, 1918.
Nicholas and alexandra were famously devoted to each other, writing each other cooing notes daily, and then revolutionary, military, but successive tides of political, history swept them away. At least that is the received wisdom, but the truth is somewhat more complicated. The british ambassador to france, lord Bertie, reported that seasoned diplomatic observers considered Nicholas to have been criminally weak and Alexandra to have been criminally insane.
So what is the truth, when she was twelve, nicholas romanov, in the ‘autobiography of empress alexandra’ series kathleen McKenna Hewtson is placing the reader in Empress Alexandra’s shoes and behind her eyes from the moment she first met the heir to the Russian throne, and what was the truth as Empress Alexandra saw it? Pulling together what is known about Empress Alexandra and her family, and indeed much that is little known, to the early morning that she and all five of their children died violently at his side.
The Funeral Bride The Autobiography of Alexandra Romanov Book 1 #ad - All six volumes are planned as follows:1. The funeral bride' 1884-1894 - published November 20152. The pride of eagles' 1907-1913 - published May 20175. Tsar nicholas never wanted to be Tsar, was never trained to be Tsar, and indeed proved to be catastrophically inept in the role. No greater crown' 1914-1917 - published September 20186.
Once a Grand DukeBorodino Books #ad - It is a rich source of dynastical and court life in Imperial Russia’s last half century, and Alexander also describes time spent as guest of the future Abyssinian Emperor Ras Tafari. The history of the last fifty turbulent years of the Russian Empire provides only a background, but is not the subject of this book.
In compiling this record of a grand duke’s progress i relied on memory only, all my letters, diaries and other documents having been partly burned by me and partly confiscated by the revolutionaries during the years of 1917 and 1918 in the Crimea. Alexander, grand Duke of Russia, Foreword. Alexander lived in paris when he wrote his memoirs, Once a Grand Duke, which were first published in 1932.
The Empress of Tears The Autobiography of Empress Alexandra Book 2Taylor Street Books #ad - The far kingdom' 1917 - 1918 - to be published Spring 2020 Having given birth to daughter after daughter after daughter, she becomes desperate and turns to the first of her mystical advisors, Msgr. No greater crown' 1914-1917 - published September 20186. The pride of eagles' 1907-1913 - published May 20175.
As the ‘funeral bride, ’ alexandra of hesse-Darmstadt marries Tsar Nicholas II only a week after the premature death of his father, Tsar Alexander III. Already dismissed out of hand by the court, the dowager-empress minnie, Alexandra has to further contend with the continuing ambition of her mother-in-law, who has no intention of ceding imperial precedence to the new Empress or of giving up one inch of her power and influence over her emotionally-dependent son, the new Tsar.
The Empress of Tears The Autobiography of Empress Alexandra Book 2 #ad - Nevertheless, empress alexandra is determined to stamp her authority on Russia as a whole and on Nicholas in particular, but to do so she must produce an heir. The shaken throne' 1904-1907 - published July 20164. The funeral bride' 1884-1894 - published November 20152. Philippe, among other things, who persuades her, that she is invisible.
And then comes the moment of her greatest triumph with the birth of her son and the heir to the throne of all the Russias, the Tsarevich Alexei. All six volumes are planned as follows:1. The empress of tears' 1895-1904 - published March 20163.
No Greater Crown The Autobiography of Empress Alexandra Book 5Taylor Street Publishing #ad - 1914, and the intense shadows of an unexpectedly fiery summer that is burning up the whole of Europe are hiding beneath them the darker shadows of the “war to end all wars. And these shadows, in turn, are concealing the darkest shadows of them all – those predicting a violent revolution that will draw to a shocking close the Romanov dynasty in Russia that will devour its children.
Meanwhile, always more focused on what is happening right there in her boudoir, Anya Vyroubova, Empress Alexandra, is more concerned about the possibility of a palace coup, is intent on playing more games than just tennis with her increasingly distracted husband, as she suspects that her disconcertingly uppity bosom companion, Tsar Nicholas II.
No Greater Crown The Autobiography of Empress Alexandra Book 5 #ad - All six volumes are planned as follows:1. No greater crown' 1914-1917 - published September 20186. The pride of eagles' 1907-1913 - published May 20175. The far kingdom' 1917 - 1918 - to be published Spring 2020 The empress of tears' 1895-1904 - published March 20163. The shaken throne' 1904-1907 - published July 20164.
The funeral bride' 1884-1894 - published November 20152.
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the EdgeSt. Martin's Press #ad - There, clubs, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, offices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, diplomats, bankers, governesses, businessmen, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. From the new york times bestselling author of the romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.
Between the first revolution in february 1917 and lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd the former St Petersburg was in turmoil – felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an english nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva.
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge #ad - Helen rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, to carry us right up to the action – to see, much of it previously unpublished, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a "red madhouse. ".