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  • 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 PostsElizabeth Jane Timms11th May 2019
  • Royal Windowpanes

    The regal tradition of scratching signatures in windowpanes is long established and well known. The windows – particularly when in rooms...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms9th 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 PostsElizabeth Jane Timms6th 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 PostsElizabeth Jane Timms15th 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 PostsElizabeth Jane Timms13th 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 PostsElizabeth Jane Timms26th 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 PostsElizabeth Jane Timms25th March 2019
  • Poetry and the Tsarina?

    Included amongst the works read as a young woman by Princess Alix of Hesse, later Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918), were –...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms27th February 2019
  • ‘My darling Auntie’: Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna and Princess Louise

    Amongst the extensive collection of letters left by Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, the sixth daughter of Queen Victoria, are at...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms21st February 2019
  • A Brief History of Frogmore Cottage

    With the announcement that Frogmore Cottage will become the residence of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor, it is...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms4th December 2018