Book Review: The Race to Save the Romanov's by Helen Rappaport

As the last Emperor of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II’s twenty-three-year reign came to an abrupt end when he abdicated on 15 March 1917. Those tumultuous years of his reign were defined by the Russo-Japanese War that saw the annihilation of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Bloody Sunday and an estimated 3.3 million Russians die during World War I. The relatives of Nicholas’s extended family tree insisted…
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The end of the Romanovs

On 17 July 1918, after three centuries in power, the Romanov dynasty came to a tragic end with the brutal execution of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, Empress Alexandra and their five children. Background Tsar Nicholas II became Emperor of Russia on 1 November 1894 following the…

The mistresses of the Russian emperors

Royal history is dotted with scandalous love stories and so it’s no surprise that the Tsars of Russia have had their fair share of sensational liaisons. Today Royal Central is looking back at some of Russia’s most famous royal mistresses. Nicholas II and Mathilde…