The Romanovs Alexander II of Russia and His Family This work examines Alexander II s life and reign and the lives of his children including his successor Tsar Alexander III whose determination to purge the empire of all terrorism and protect the au

  • Title: The Romanovs, 1818–1959: Alexander II of Russia and His Family
  • Author: John Van der Kiste
  • ISBN: 9780750934596
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • This work examines Alexander II s life and reign, and the lives of his children, including his successor Tsar Alexander III, whose determination to purge the empire of all terrorism and protect the autocracy brought violence in its wake and his grandson, Tsar Nicholas II, whose vacillation between autocracy and liberalism and disastrous foreign ventures led to the viThis work examines Alexander II s life and reign, and the lives of his children, including his successor Tsar Alexander III, whose determination to purge the empire of all terrorism and protect the autocracy brought violence in its wake and his grandson, Tsar Nicholas II, whose vacillation between autocracy and liberalism and disastrous foreign ventures led to the violent dissolution of the monarchy It also recounts the lives of the Tsar s children from his controversial second marriage to his mistress, Catherine Dolgorouky of whom the youngest, Catherine, lived in England for several years and died in 1959 The collapse of the dynasty, the Russian revolution and execution of several members of the family are thus seen through the eyes of the surviving sons and daughters of the Tsar Liberator.

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    1. I say this with lovebut I may have had my fill of Van der Kiste. Well that just sounds dirty.He's fine. He really is. He knows his stuff. If you want to know more about a topic than wiki can give you, you should totally read this guy. Chances are pretty good that he's written a book about something you want to know about. He's kinda prolific. And because 90% of his books are on oyster--you can read them with abandon (assuming you have an oyster account--if you don't PM meI'll get you a referral [...]

    2. Van der Kiste is a prolific author on the subject of modern British and Continental royalty, and this is one of his better efforts. While the Romanovs had ruled imperial Russia since 1613, the male line died out in the mid-18th century. The succeeding Holstein-Gottorp dynasty (a branch of the Oldenburgs), in the person of Peter III, took the Romanov name and produced five more tsars before the Russian monarchy came to an end in 1918. Tsar Paul was idealistic and generous but also vindictive and [...]

    3. I'm never disappointed with John Van der Kiste's work! The Romanovs examined aspects of the lives of Russia's royals that I was not familiar with prior to reading it and he blends accuracy with a readability that keeps it moving right at a good pace. The readability is not sacrified for accuracy and vice versa which is always a pleasure. Another fantastic read!

    4. A great choice if you're interested in other Romanovs beside the family of Nicholas II. The book focus especially in Alexander II and his immediate family, in other words, his two wives and children.

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