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The last empress : the life and times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia

Author: Greg King
Publisher: New York : Carol Publishing Group, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the compelling story of the woman credited as a major factor in the destruction of the Russian Empire. It is the first full biography of Alexandra in thirty years and the first to explore her childhood motivations and influences. Just age six when her mother died, Alexandra, a German princess, was reared under the tutelage of aunts but always remained under the watchful if faraway eye of her grandmother,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Alexandra, Empress consort of Nicholas II Emperor of Russia; Alexandra, Empress consort of Nicholas II Emperor of Russia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg King
ISBN: 0806517611 9780806517612
OCLC Number: 35246685
Notes: "A Citadel Press Book."
Description: xvi, 431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An English princess --
A June baby --
Childhood --
Imperial Russia --
A princess at home and abroad --
The Duke of Clarence and Avondale --
A princess in love --
The Tsarevich Nicholas --
Royal summer --
A death in paradise --
The funeral bride --
Her Imperial Majesty --
The new reign --
The crown of blood --
The imperial progress --
An enchanted fairyland --
The turn of the century --
"A small, victorious war" --
Bloody Sunday --
1905 --
The birth of an heir --
Holy Russia --
Rasputin --
Years of isolation --
To fall asleep forever in your arms --
Spala --
1913 --
Summer of war --
Russian slaughter --
Sister Alexandra --
The shadow of Rasputin --
"For baby's sake" --
The ruin of the government --
Autumn of delusions --
December nightmare --
The palace revolution proposal --
Revolution --
Abdication --
Prisoners --
Royal betrayal --
Exile --
Siberian winter --
"God's will" --
The house of special purpose --
The last days of the Romanovs --
The end of the Romanovs --
The secret of Koptyaki Forest --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Greg King.

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This is the compelling story of the woman credited as a major factor in the destruction of the Russian Empire. It is the first full biography of Alexandra in thirty years and the first to explore her childhood motivations and influences. Just age six when her mother died, Alexandra, a German princess, was reared under the tutelage of aunts but always remained under the watchful if faraway eye of her grandmother, Queen Victoria. As a shy, introverted teenager, "Alix" visited Russia for a six-week holiday and caught the eye of Nicholas, the young heir to the Russian throne. Nicholas and Alexandra fell in love. They might have lived as a contented bourgeois couple if fate hadn't placed them on the throne and set them on a collision course with tragedy. To research this book, Greg King pored through Russian archives and interviewed surviving members of the Romanov family. This first paperback edition has material based on new findings about the bones of the murdered royal family.

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