Joseph T. He has shown us how the whole enterprise worked, from Tsar Nicholas to his lowest cook and chambermaid. Eilers, author of queen victoria's Descendants and publisher of Royal Book News"Greg King has truly written a tour de force. This book is a great work of scholarship--and a wonderful read. Peter kurth, author of tsar: the lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra and Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson"A mammoth, monumental achievement.
The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II #ad - Praise for the court of the Last Tsar"Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and encyclopedic masterpiece that will be a major source for historians and biographers for years to come. Marlene A. No other book captures the essence and the entire scope of life at the court of Nicholas II.
He has not only given us a fresh, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, clear-eyed, but also lived up to the promise of his title. Fuhrmann, author of rasputin and the editor of The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra.
Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee YearWiley #ad - Power, reigning over subjects on every continent, and prideQueen Victoria ruled the most powerful empire the world has ever seen, pageantry, covering one fourth of the earth's land surface, and exercising undisputed mastery of the oceans in between. The very era in which she lived already bore her name.
She was the "grandmother of Europe, " with descendants occupying the thrones of half a dozen nations, and more to come. In june 1897, her proud and prosperous nation marked her sixtieth year on the throne of England with the most lavish display of pomp, wealth, circumstance, and affection in its history.
Twilight of splendor presents a breathtaking portrait of a sovereign and her empire at the height of their global power. Focusing on the spectacle of queen victoria's diamond jubilee, and her perpetual state of mourning for her beloved husband, her immense wealth, the grand banquets and balls she hosted, the politicians and courtiers who did her bidding, her confidence and assertiveness as a ruler, her surprising personal humility, it combines a thrilling account of that massive celebration with an intimate exploration of Victoria's world--her splendid palaces and possessions, Prince Albert.
Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year #ad - Based on hundreds of published and unpublished sources from the period, Twilight of Splendor is must reading for Anglophiles, including Queen Victoria's private correspondence and personal journals, Victorian-history buffs, and anyone interested in the golden age of monarchy. The first book to portray the queen and her court in the last years of her reign* Contrasts the queen's private and public images in her efforts to solidify the monarchy* Exposes the queen's difficult relations with her children* Explores the queen's relationship with her extended European royal relatives* Draws together for the first time hundreds of disparate sources* Includes a number of rare photographs complementing the text.
The Fate of the RomanovsWiley #ad - Emanating from sources both within and close to the Imperial Family as well as from their captors and executioners, these often-controversial materials have enabled a new and comprehensive examination of one the pivotal events of the twentieth century and the many controversies that surround it. Based on a careful analysis of more than 500 of these previously unpublished documents, along with numerous newly discovered photos, The Fate of the Romanovs makes compelling revisions to many long-held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months and moments.
Abundant, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and eventual murder of Tsar Nicholas II, among many other things, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefsThe collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, his wife Alexandra, and their children. This powerful account includes:* surprising evidence that anastasia may, indeed, have survived* Diary entries made by Nicholas and Alexandra during their captivity* Revelations of how the Romanovs were betrayed by trusted servants* A reconstruction of daily life among the prisoners at Ipatiev House* Strong evidence that the Romanovs were not brutalized by their captors* Statements from admitted participants in the murders.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Tsar Nicholas II, and His FamilyChord Publishing #ad - In september 1905 pierre gilliard entered Tsar Nicholas II’s household as the French tutor of Duchesses Olga Nicolaievna and Tatiana Nicolaievna. He would go on to spend a further thirteen years in the close company of the Romanov family. Within that time he would be a witness to one of the most remarkable and tragic events of modern history as a close-knit family was torn apart and executed in the midst of the Revolution.
But this book is more than simply an eyewitness account of the Revolution. As one of the books early reviews notes, and when the tragedy that had befallen the Royal house inevitably drew its members, Gilliard ‘had unusual opportunities of knowing their simple domestic life, and the few of their attendants who were left to them, more closely together, he was able to learn more and more intimately the ties that bound them together and the difficulties that had brought them to such a doom.
The tabletthroughout his thirteen years Gilliard built strong personal relationships with those at the Russian court and his eyewitness account of that time is a beautifully intimate portrayal of the family. From little aleksey who despite his haemophilia remained the centre of attention to his mischievous sisters, their anxious mother and proud father, Gilliard provides vivid sketches of each of the family members.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Tsar Nicholas II, and His Family #ad - He was also witness to figures outside of the family circle, including the infamous Rasputin. Throughout the account there are extremely personal notes interspersed with humour which provide a humanising view of the Romanov family, including the moment when Gilliard forgets to censor some of the language in Les Miserables to which Tsar Nicholas II teases with him: “You are teaching my daughters a very curious vocabulary, monsieur…”In 1914 Russia descended into war and over the coming years as the situation on the front becomes more tense so too does life within the court.
The strain upon court and nation comes to a climax in March 1917 as the Revolution begins.
Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the HabsburgsSt. Martin's Press #ad - Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozing from their mouths. On a snowy january morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. What happened in that locked room remains one of history’s most evocative mysteries: what led rudolf and mistress to this desperate act? Was it really a suicide pact? Or did something far more disturbing take place at that remote hunting lodge and result in murder?Drawing interviews with members of the Habsburg family and archival sources in Vienna, Greg King and Penny Wilson reconstruct this historical mystery, laying out evidence and information long ignored that conclusively refutes the romantic myth and the conspiracy stories.
Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs #ad - . But mayerling is also the story of family secrets: incestuous relationships and mental instability; blackmail, venereal disease, and political treason; and a disillusioned, morphine-addicted Crown Prince and a naïve schoolgirl caught up in a dangerous and deadly waltz inside a decaying empire. Crown prince rudolf of austria-hungary appeared to have shot his seventeen-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera as she slept, when dawn broke, sat with the corpse for hours and, turned the pistol on himself.
A century has transformed this bloody scene into romantic tragedy: star-crossed lovers who preferred death together than to be parted by a cold, unfeeling Viennese Court.
Hitler and the Habsburgs: The Führer's Vendetta Against the Austrian RoyalsDiversion Books #ad - They were outsiders in the greatest family of royal insiders in Europe, which put them on a collision course with Adolf Hitler. That hatred drove hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. When germany seized austria in 1938, they were the first two Austrians arrested by the Gestapo, deported to Germany, and sent to Dachau.
Through a decade of research and interviews with the descendants of the royal Habsburgs, scholar James Longo explores the roots of Hitler's determination to destroy the family of the dead Archduke. The royal orphans of archduke franz ferdinand-offspring of an upstairs-downstairs marriage that scandalized the tradition-bound Habsburg Empire-came to personify to Adolf Hitler, all that was wrong about modernity, the twentieth century, and others, and the Habsburg's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Hitler and the Habsburgs: The Führer's Vendetta Against the Austrian Royals #ad - Within hours they went from palace to prison. Their tenacity and personal courage in the face of betrayal, treachery, torture, and starvation sustained the family during the war and in the traumatic years that followed. And he uncovers the family members' courageous fight against the Führer. The women in the family, including the Archduke's only daughter Princess Sophie Hohenberg, declared their own war on Hitler.
As he rose to power hitler's hatred toward the Habsburgs and their diverse empire fixated on Franz Ferdinand's sons, who became outspoken critics and opponents of the Nazi party and its racist ideology. Five youthful years in Vienna.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room MassacreAbbott Press #ad - But for nicholas ii, tsar of all the Russias, and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Hesse, the ending would be different. And although this story will never end happily ever after, revealing new evidence to refute the prevailing story will shed new light on the truth. Every fairy tale contains the story of a prince, and once the prince meets his princess, they often live happily ever after.
G. At age fifty, brutally murdered by his subjects, Nicholass body was mutilated and thrown into an unmarked mass grave with eight other people in a swampy bog in the middle of a remote forest. The romanovs murder case takes a detailed look at the infamous mass murder of this Russian imperial family, stripped of its claim to the throne before being executed in 1918 following the February Revolution.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room Massacre #ad - Bolen also provides, for the first time, details of the United States intelligence officer, Homer Slaughter, who was in the Ipatiev House within twenty-four hours of the murders. This study shows that the romanov murders may very well have occurred in different rooms in the house, and that there was no eleven-person massacre.
Author T. Bolen investigates the evidence from the site of the murders, the Ipatiev House, ultimately refuting investigator Nicholas Sokolovs report that locates the murders in the homes basement.
The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal MysteryWiley #ad - The resurrection of the romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most enduring Romanov mystery of all: the fate of the Tsar's youngest daughter, and her identification with Anna Anderson, Anastasia, whose remains were not buried with those of her family, the woman who claimed to be the missing Grand Duchess.
Penetrates the intriguing mysteries surrounding the execution of tsar nicholas ii and the true fate of his daughter, legal papers, anastasiareveals previously unknown details of Anderson's life as Franziska SchanzkowskaExplains how Anderson acquired her knowledge, dozens published here for the first timeWritten by the authors of The Fate of the RomanovsRefuting long-accepted evidence in the Anderson case, why people believed her claim, and how it transformed Anastasia into a cultural phenomenonDraws on unpublished materials including Schanzkowska family memoirs, and exclusive access to private documents of the British and Hessian Royal FamiliesIncludes 75 photographs, The Resurrection of the Romanovs finally explodes the greatest royal mystery of the twentieth-century.
The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery #ad - The truth of the enduring mystery of anastasia's fate-and the life of her most convincing impostor The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
Once a Grand DukeBorodino Books #ad - Alexander lived in paris when he wrote his memoirs, Once a Grand Duke, which were first published in 1932. It is a rich source of dynastical and court life in Imperial Russia’s last half century, and Alexander also describes time spent as guest of the future Abyssinian Emperor Ras Tafari. The history of the last fifty turbulent years of the Russian Empire provides only a background, but is not the subject of this book.
In compiling this record of a grand duke’s progress i relied on memory only, all my letters, diaries and other documents having been partly burned by me and partly confiscated by the revolutionaries during the years of 1917 and 1918 in the Crimea. Alexander, grand Duke of Russia, Foreword.
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov DynastyRandom House #ad - Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia.
. Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible. Harper’s. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Robert K.
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty #ad - The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it. Newsweek“a wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. They come vividly before our eyes. The new york times “An all-too-human picture.
Memories of the Russian CourtDemesne Press #ad - In october 1917, the russian Empire was ripped apart by the effects of the Revolution. The court of tsar nicholas ii, once one of the most glorious courts in the world, was devastated in a few short months and the lives of those who knew it were changed irredeemably. Anna viroubova, alexandra feodorovna, a lady-in-waiting and confident of the Tsar’s wife, witnessed this destruction first-hand.
Her memoirs, takes the reader from her entry in 1905 into the world of pomp and power at the center of the Russian Empire, Memories of the Russian Court, through the subsequent twelve years that she spent with the Tsar’s family, finally providing captivating insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution shook the foundations of her world.
Particularly fascinating are the chapters that focus on grigori Rasputin as she attempts to set the record straight again detractors like Alexander Spiridovich who claimed that Viroubova was Rasputin’s "fanatical admirer, the driving force of his cult, and was at the head of his loyalists". Viroubova explains of the great strain that the First World War placed upon her country and how she assisted as a nurse through those years before she was arrested and thrown into prison by the Bolsheviks.
Memories of the Russian Court #ad - But even through these dark days viroubova remained in contact with the Tsarina Alexandra through letters thus providing continuing insight into the last few months of the Imperial family’s life. Memories of the russian court has been published to commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution and to provide readers with a view into how life was before, during and after this momentous event for those at the top of Russian society.
Anna virobouva eventually escaped prison to Finland where she lived out her final days in Helsinki in 1964. This book was first published in 1923.