All posts tagged "Imperial Russia"
Brooches for Pollie: The Tsarina’s gifts to her friend
An exquisite gold, sapphire and diamond brooch crafted in St Petersburg was consigned to auction in October 2018. I had first...Blog Posts15th April 2019
Princess Alix of Hesse’s engagement ring?
In a recent life of Queen Victoria, (A. N. Wilson, Victoria: A Life, 2014) I stumbled across an illustration of one...Blog Posts13th April 2019
Nicholas and Alexandra: A secret “code” book
Contained within the report made by Nicholas Sokolov, who was charged with conducting the official investigation into the fate of the...Blog Posts26th March 2019
‘Ever your loving Nicky’: A forgotten letter?
I first encountered this hitherto neglected and virtually ‘forgotten’ letter, categorised as by Tsar Nicholas II, within the volume The Complete...Blog Posts25th March 2019
A Pearl Earring and Imperial Russia
Displayed as part of the London Science Museum’s exhibition on the Russian Imperial Family, The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution is...Blog Posts20th November 2018
A chandelier and the fate of the Romanovs
Currently displayed in the special exhibition at London’s Science Museum, The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution – exploring the role of...Blog Posts5th November 2018
Ella: The birth of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna
‘Saw good Mrs Clark, returned from Darmstadt, who gave me an excellent account of Alice, the Baby & dear little Victoria’ (Quoted...Blog Posts1st November 2018
Ever your devoted friend: Alix and Pollie
‘Where is Pollie?’ (Lotte Hofmann-Kuhnt, Briefe der Zarin Alexandra von Russland an ihre Jugendfreundin Toni Becker-Bracht, 2009). Princess Alix of Hesse...Blog Posts3rd September 2018
The personal jewellery of the last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna
The personal jewellery of the last Tsarina of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) provides a living, tangible timeline of her private life,...Blog Posts14th August 2018
An Imperial Russian summer at Windsor
The visit of the future Tsar Nicholas II to Queen Victoria in the summer of 1894 has a fabled quality; it...Blog Posts8th August 2018