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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #285 on: September 22, 2017, 05:06:25 PM »
He's practically drowning in that bathrobe. 

He came very close to death. Another one of those "what ifs" of history if Nicholas had died and Michael became Tsar

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #286 on: September 22, 2017, 06:01:05 PM »
He's practically drowning in that bathrobe. 

He came very close to death. Another one of those "what ifs" of history if Nicholas had died and Michael became Tsar

Did Nicholas fall ill with typhoid in 1901 or 1903? Michael may have married Alexandra like George V married Mary when his brother Albert died and when Alexander III married Marie when his brother Nicholas died but it would have been slightly different as Alexandra was already married and had four daughters already.
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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #287 on: September 23, 2017, 03:31:42 AM »
Did Nicholas fall ill with typhoid in 1901 or 1903? Michael may have married Alexandra like George V married Mary when his brother Albert died and when Alexander III married Marie when his brother Nicholas died but it would have been slightly different as Alexandra was already married and had four daughters already.

It was actually in late 1900.

Alexandra would never marry again I think. And neither she nor Michael loved wach other. Neither would have gone through something like this. But perhaps Mikhail would have secured a hand of Baby Bee? If he overcame the opposition from the church as she was his first cousin... I cannot imagine Maria Alexandrovna not pushing for this match if her daughter could be the Empress of Russia.

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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #288 on: September 23, 2017, 08:06:30 PM »


It was actually in late 1900.

Alexandra would never marry again I think. And neither she nor Michael loved wach other. Neither would have gone through something like this. But perhaps Mikhail would have secured a hand of Baby Bee? If he overcame the opposition from the church as she was his first cousin... I cannot imagine Maria Alexandrovna not pushing for this match if her daughter could be the Empress of Russia.

It didn't seem to stand in the way of Krill and Victoria. And of course after putting his foot down Nicholas quickly submitted when the Vladimir clan threw their hissy fit and life went on. They got all the perks of being members of the imperial family you never would have known they were in disgrace for a period of time.

And if I recall correctly they got married in Maria Alexandrovna's private chapel so she supported it, despite being a devote Orthodox and knowing the social scandal it would cause. She clearly didn't care a bit of it because not only did she let them marry in her chapel but also let them live with her while they were in exile. She was also just as furious over the initial sentence Nicholas gave them as her brother and his wife were. She probably wasn't ultra strict when it came to the rules of the church. I have no doubt she would have been thrilled to be mother of the Empress of Russia.


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Re: Re: Photos of Nicholas II #5
« Reply #289 on: September 23, 2017, 08:09:31 PM »


It was actually in late 1900.

Alexandra would never marry again I think. And neither she nor Michael loved wach other. Neither would have gone through something like this. But perhaps Mikhail would have secured a hand of Baby Bee? If he overcame the opposition from the church as she was his first cousin... I cannot imagine Maria Alexandrovna not pushing for this match if her daughter could be the Empress of Russia.

It didn't seem to stand in the way of Krill and Victoria. And of course after putting his foot down Nicholas quickly submitted when the Vladimir clan threw their hissy fit and life went on. They got all the perks of being members of the imperial family you never would have known they were in disgrace for a period of time. If Michael was Tsar he would have done as he pleased and the church would have to get over it just as they did when Nicholas pushed the canonization of Seraphim despite their objections.

And if I recall correctly Kirll and Victoria got married in Maria Alexandrovna's private chapel so she supported it, despite being a devote Orthodox and knowing the social scandal it would cause. She clearly didn't care a bit of it because not only did she let them marry in her chapel but also let them live with her while they were in exile. She was also just as furious over the initial sentence Nicholas gave them as her brother and his wife were. She probably wasn't ultra strict when it came to the rules of the church. I have no doubt she would have been thrilled to be mother of the Empress of Russia.