All posts tagged "Imperial Russia"
Battenberg-on-Thames: Walton and Imperial Russia
In the summer of 1894, Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia came to stay at Walton-on-Thames, in the house which his fiancée, Princess...Blog Posts24th June 2019
‘For my darling Nicky’: A gift for the Tsarevich
On 29 May 1894, Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia wrote to his mother, Empress Marie Feodorovna, that he could see the sea...Blog Posts12th June 2019
Imperial Operetta: Princess Alix of Hesse and Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia
During the time they were at Coburg, Princess Alix of Hesse and Tsarevich Nicholas of Russia became engaged, a date they...Blog Posts11th June 2019
Gifts from an imperial godmother: The Allen twins of Harrogate
In May 1894, Princess Alix of Hesse undertook a cure in the fashionable Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate for sciatica. She...Blog Posts10th June 2019
A gift from Imperial Russia?
In the German spa town of Bad Nauheim in Hesse, hangs a present – by tradition – from Imperial Russia. It...Blog Posts11th May 2019
The regal tradition of scratching signatures in windowpanes is long established and well known. The windows – particularly when in rooms...Blog Posts9th May 2019
Alice in Eastbourne: A Royal Holiday in 1878
In the summer of 1878, Queen Victoria’s second daughter, Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, came to Eastbourne, because she had...Blog Posts6th May 2019
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