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My impression was that the "peace" in The War That Ended Peace, referred to the relative peace established by the Congress of Vienna rather than peace generally. Throughout the book, there are numerous reference to "peace movements" in the early 20th century and the future of "the peace"

Yes, I think an entire book could be written about portrayals of Czar Nicholas II in political cartoons

Has anyone else read this book? I especially enjoyed the sections about the Muscovite rulers - lots of new details about their lives and interests. There's also an extended discussion of Nicholas II's coronation and nostalgia for old Muscovy

Here's my full review:

The Windsors / Re: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:16:18 PM »
For those interesting in Princess Louise's Canada years, my article "Princess Louise, Lord Lorne and the Emergence of the Canadian Crown" will be published in January, 2014 as part of the book, Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy

I really enjoyed the book - as matushka notes, there are a few corrections required for the footnotes but it's wonderful to read about Olga's life in her own words. As I mention in my review, the diary challenges longstanding stereotypes including the idea that the Czar's daughters had little social life and were constantly supervised by their parents.

Here's my full review

Lots of interesting material in this acclaimed book regarding Nicholas II, his foreign relations and the key ministers who influenced him during the years prior to the outbreak of the First World War.

Here's my full review:

The Tudors / Re: Anne Boleyn
« on: November 19, 2013, 11:11:52 AM »
New book on the Boleyn women - lots of info on Anne's aunts and female cousins

The Stuarts of Scotland / Re: Books/TV/Films about the Stuarts
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:07:37 PM »
New book about Scottish royal history from the Picts to Queen Anne

Here's my review of Katie Nicholl's new bio of the Duchess of Cambridge - Kate: The Future Queen

The Habsburgs / Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:34:05 PM »
Thanks Janet - glad you enjoyed my review.

Great to hear more about the origins of the "fairy tale" motif in the Assassination of the Archduke.

As much as I enjoyed the book, it did seem that the authors were far more willing to give Franz Ferdinand and Sophie the benefit of the doubt compared to Nicholas, Alexandra and their children.

The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace from King Henry VIII to Prince George of Cambridge

The Windsors / Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« on: September 24, 2013, 08:51:26 PM »

My review of Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 by Amy Licence, published at the time of Prince George's birth

The Tudors / Re: Richard III remains found & identified
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:57:10 AM »
My review of Anne Neville: Richard III's Tragic Queen by Amy Licence - it incorporates the latest reasearch from the discovery of Richard III's remains

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