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Court/Retinue of Russian Emperors
« on: January 22, 2005, 11:42:33 AM »
Two books from the publishing house of Oleg E. formed in 2003 are of the Court and Retinue of the Russian Emperors. There is a lengthy excerpt and two pdfs which are fascinating and include history / descriptions / numbers  of the various ranks within the Court, first visit of Nicholas and Alexandra to Bielovez Aug 28-Sept 7, 1896, details of valets, waiters, confectioners (12th Rank), style of uniforms/dress through the reigns, court medical titles, description by Ignatiev of the last Court ball on January 26, 1904:

http://www.ip-press.ru/books/dvor.html

From the photographs, a different angle of N&A's bedroom in the Winter Palace:

http://www.ip-press.ru/books/images/dvor/20.jpg

Joanna