All posts tagged "Romanovs"
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
‘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
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 Posts27th 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 Posts21st 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 Posts4th December 2018