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Offline GDSophie

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Larissa Tudor
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
Now that we know the family are all accounted for, is anyone else just curious on who Larissa Tudor was? I do believe she may have been just a Tatiana look-like or doppelganger, but her background is so foggy and unknown if I was alive before Tatiana's body was found I would have definitely believed Larissa was her.

She died eight years after the Romanovs, to the day even. Why did she use Feodorovna as her patronymic (unless it was the obvious reason; her real father was called Feodor if Adolph Haouk was not her real one), why was June 10th associated with her (It could have actually been her birthday and just a coincidence, or the day her and her husband met) and is her body still in her grave? (On 30th of July 1998 it was found that the railings surrounding her grave had been removed and some stone masons arrived later and cleaned the headstone and the marble surrounding the grave, this was all done without the Tudor family's permission or the Council's knowledge).

Now that the Romanovs are found, I'm definitely interested in her specifically.
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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 05:13:48 PM »
I'm guessing that not much is known about her.
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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:26:55 PM »
Larissa Tudor could have been a descendant of the von Hauke family, best known member of which was Julia von Hauke, Princess of Battenburg, who married Prince Alexander of Hesse in a morganatic marriage in 1851 in Breslau, Prussia. Julia was the mother of Prince Louis of Battenburg and great grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Julia's father was a Polish general who was shot during the November Uprising so his children were made wards of the Tsar. Julia's father and his two von Hauke brothers had been generals in the service of Russia and all three had become Counts of the Russian Empire. It is conceivable that Larissa came from this line, with the surname Von Hauke. She was certainly not Grand Duchess Tatiana, but if she had escaped from Russia after the revolution it is not surprising that she preferred to remain a private person.

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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 04:30:56 PM »
I'm just reading Occleshaw's book. A spooky tale of mysteries and coincidences. A few things not mentioned above, a witness heard her yelling at a small boy in Russian, and another witness, who picked Tatiana's pictures as her, asked, "she was a Russian princess, wasn't she?", as if it was a common rumour and no big deal, I guess with all the Russian aristocracy around. Another witness recalled Larissa saying her happiest time in England was the three years she had spent in Yorkshire, which squeezes the timeline of her being an exotic dancer in Constantinople, but would explain how she got back into England to marry Tudor. Occleshaw explains she wouldn't be allowed in England unless she had special help or unless she was previously a resident.

Also he only confines his speculations that Larissa was Tatiana. Never wonders if Larissa just lied to Tudor about being Tatiana, everybody else seemed to be doing it. Or maybe Tudor was as bad a Romanov fan as us and just flipped when he saw Larissa's Tatiana looks and married her. I could relate to that.  All that flowers on the grave on Tatiana's birthday and his hermetic behavior after her death is spooky. As is seeing the picture of his second wife with Tatiana's hairdo. And her grave being disturbed right on the Romanov burial. Spooky stuff.

Occleshaw doesn't  mention if Larissa died suddenly or not. Tudor collapsing at her burial suggests it was unexpected, I would think. The certificate says heart exhaustion. Is that a heart attack? A broken heart right after the murder date? A murder was never suggested, but it was the same year as the murder of Michelle Anchess. Just saying. What a tale!

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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 02:59:33 PM »
I'm just reading Occleshaw's book. A spooky tale of mysteries and coincidences. A few things not mentioned above, a witness heard her yelling at a small boy in Russian, and another witness, who picked Tatiana's pictures as her, asked, "she was a Russian princess, wasn't she?", as if it was a common rumour and no big deal, I guess with all the Russian aristocracy around. Another witness recalled Larissa saying her happiest time in England was the three years she had spent in Yorkshire, which squeezes the timeline of her being an exotic dancer in Constantinople, but would explain how she got back into England to marry Tudor. Occleshaw explains she wouldn't be allowed in England unless she had special help or unless she was previously a resident.

Also he only confines his speculations that Larissa was Tatiana. Never wonders if Larissa just lied to Tudor about being Tatiana, everybody else seemed to be doing it. Or maybe Tudor was as bad a Romanov fan as us and just flipped when he saw Larissa's Tatiana looks and married her. I could relate to that.  All that flowers on the grave on Tatiana's birthday and his hermetic behavior after her death is spooky. As is seeing the picture of his second wife with Tatiana's hairdo. And her grave being disturbed right on the Romanov burial. Spooky stuff.

Occleshaw doesn't  mention if Larissa died suddenly or not. Tudor collapsing at her burial suggests it was unexpected, I would think. The certificate says heart exhaustion. Is that a heart attack? A broken heart right after the murder date? A murder was never suggested, but it was the same year as the murder of Michelle Anchess. Just saying. What a tale!

I believe she might have been a member of high Russian society, but not a Russian Princess (and I don't mean a Grand Duchess!). If she was, we would know about it by now. Her dying on the anniversary of the Romanovs death and her grave being 'desecrated' around about the same time of the first burial is suspicious though, and I do not believe that Larissa claimed to be Tatiana to anyone, her neighbors and Occleshaw did that for her. A teacher of mine actually suggested that she was Tatiana, and when the first burial site was found Olga and Anastasia (he believes M was missing) were the only daughters in the grave, Russia knew that L WAS T and took her body in the middle of the night to bury her with the others, saying Tatiana was found with most of her family and servants and not buried in a grave in England. Of course there's no evidence that the coffin was taken out of the ground and opened OR that Larissa's body is missing, but that's what he believes.
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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 05:05:52 AM »
That's an appealing theory. You could wish that's what happened.  Poor Tatiana, the sister so conscientious about doing her duty to serve her beloved Russia, and the one taking care of her mom and brother at the end there, she clung, I guess as a means of coping, to the hope they might be exiled, and she might get to live the life of a regular English girl. Poignant that Larissa got to do it, at least for a bit. And that image of Owen and Larissa, heard by their neighbours as laughing and enjoying each others company in their backyard, you could see Tatiana in a similar situation. I forget which acquaintance said she dreamed of having great friendships, and there's that amazing Romanian film of her sitting in the middle of the picture shoot, chattering and laughing away with all and sundry, with Olga and Maria shyly quiet at either end. And that amazing kid who came to sit on Tatiana's lap for the last photo, then runs up to the camera, as if, with her modern dress and hairdo, she had ran from Tatiana's time right into ours.

Larissa in Constantinople is mysterious. How long and how she got there. And why. White slave trade of Russian girls who wind up in Turkey goes on now and I guess was rife back then with so many refugees. Maybe there was a rescue but it was Tudor helping Larissa escape.D




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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 10:23:46 PM »
That's an appealing theory. You could wish that's what happened.  Poor Tatiana, the sister so conscientious about doing her duty to serve her beloved Russia, and the one taking care of her mom and brother at the end there, she clung, I guess as a means of coping, to the hope they might be exiled, and she might get to live the life of a regular English girl. Poignant that Larissa got to do it, at least for a bit. And that image of Owen and Larissa, heard by their neighbours as laughing and enjoying each others company in their backyard, you could see Tatiana in a similar situation. I forget which acquaintance said she dreamed of having great friendships, and there's that amazing Romanian film of her sitting in the middle of the picture shoot, chattering and laughing away with all and sundry, with Olga and Maria shyly quiet at either end. And that amazing kid who came to sit on Tatiana's lap for the last photo, then runs up to the camera, as if, with her modern dress and hairdo, she had ran from Tatiana's time right into ours.

Larissa in Constantinople is mysterious. How long and how she got there. And why. White slave trade of Russian girls who wind up in Turkey goes on now and I guess was rife back then with so many refugees. Maybe there was a rescue but it was Tudor helping Larissa escape.D

The little girl was Princess Ileana of Romania, and I believe from my analysis of the Romanian/Russian photoshoot video that they were all trying to figure out a better place for Ileana to sit, with her ending up in Tatiana's lap.
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Re: Larissa Tudor
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 05:50:41 PM »
Going with GDSophie's teacher's theory for a sec, that the government stole away Larissa's body back to Russia to place in the grave, why would the Bolsheviks allow AA to traipse all over the world with her claims and yet Michelle Anchess, with her Tatiana clams, winds up murdered, allegedly by them? The obvious answer would be they knew Tatiana survived, Anastasia didn't.

You get the sense the government  wants to play both sides here, they want the closure of having the family being buried honorbly, respectfully at last, but the underlying source of their power is that people be afraid of them, and what  better example being what they were capable of with their murder of those girls. Like Stalin said one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic.  They wouldn't be seen as so Ozymandias all powerful if a girl had escaped their power, and maybe turning the political execution being more seen as a revenge murder for that escape. So maybe kill Michelle, just in case, maybe repatriate Larissa's body, just in case, if not murdering her on that date.