Little mother of Russia : a biography of the Empress Marie Feodorovna (1847-1928) (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Little mother of Russia : a biography of the Empress Marie Feodorovna (1847-1928)

Author: Coryne Hall
Publisher: New York : Holmes & Meier, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Princess Dagmar, daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and sister of Queen Alexandra of England and King George I of Greece, was betrothed to Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia, a love match on both sides. Tragically, he died just months before their wedding." "Out of duty she married his brother in 1866, and so fifteen years later this poor, obscure princess was raised to the heights of the Russian imperial throne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Named Person: Marīi︠a︡ Ḟeodorovna, Empress consort of Alexander III Emperor of Russia; Marīi︠a︡ Ḟeodorovna, Empress consort of Alexander III Emperor of Russia; Maria, Russland Zarin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coryne Hall
ISBN: 0841914214 9780841914216
OCLC Number: 46671099
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Princess of Denmark (1847-1866) --
Changing Fortunes --
Two Brothers --
Tsarevna (1866-1881) --
Imperial Russia --
Early Married Life --
The Cross and the Crescent --
Reign of Terror --
Empress of Russia (1881-1894) --
The Citadel of Autocracy --
Coronation --
Scandinavian Idyll --
Imperial Panoply --
Peace and Stability --
Faith and Hope --
Death of a Giant --
Dowager Empress (1894-1919) --
The Old Court and the New Court --
The First Cracks --
A Short Victorious War --
East, West, Home is Best --
Rasputin --
Swan-Song --
The Iron Dice --
Revolution --
The Ex-Empress Marie --
Citizeness Marie Feodorovna Romanova --
Imperial Sunset --
Exile (1919-1928) --
The Old Icon --
Little Mother of Russia.
Responsibility: Coryne Hall.

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"Princess Dagmar, daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and sister of Queen Alexandra of England and King George I of Greece, was betrothed to Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia, a love match on both sides. Tragically, he died just months before their wedding." "Out of duty she married his brother in 1866, and so fifteen years later this poor, obscure princess was raised to the heights of the Russian imperial throne when her husband became Emperor Alexander III, after the assassination of his father. Her son was Nicholas II, the last Tsar." "More tragedy was in store. Her husband died in his prime and two of her sons died young. During the First World War, her advice unheeded, the Tsar took command of the army and she could only watch in despair as the country she loved was governed by her daughter-in-law Empress Alexandra and Rasputin, with disastrous results. Russia was engulfed in revolution, leading to the destruction of the dynasty and the Church. Many of her family disappeared, including two sons and five grandchildren - among them the controversial Anastasia." "She escaped on a British warship and was brought to England. The most senior member of the dynasty to survive, her word was law among the emigres and her influence paramount among the surviving Romanovs. She had truly become Matoushka, the mother of the Russian People. She died in Denmark, a tragic relic of a bygone age." "Using previously unpublished material from the Royal Archives and information in Russian, Danish and Finnish previously unavailable in English, this is the first biography of the Empress for 40 years and the first major work in English."--Jacket.

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