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The Final Chapter / "Stuck" jewels
« on: January 29, 2006, 10:59:38 AM »
Has there ever been any mention of the jewelry that they were unable to get off when it was collected? I believe Nicholas's wedding ring was stuck and a bracelet of Alexandra's? I hate to think that after their death perhaps they were cut off or if they had been left on the remains surely they would have been in the grave.

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The Final Chapter / Yurovsky's confusion
« on: January 22, 2006, 09:42:15 PM »
I'm reading in FOTR. Yurovsky stated that they had intended to burn Alexei and Alexandra's bodies however by mistake had burned the lady in waiting.

Then a paragraph down he says:

"Into the grave they went: Nicholas, Alexandra, three of their daughters, and the four retainers . . ."

I'm not clear on if these statements were from different reports or made at around the same time. Since he hadn't slept in so long and was so frustrated, I can see where he definitely got confused. I'm sure the bodies were hard to recognize at this point, esp if the women had all been shot in the head as was mentioned earlier. If someone can clear this up for me, I'd appreciate it. I've already seen the other threads and I know he made contradictory statements. I'm just interested where these particular ones came from.

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The Final Chapter / Guards insults
« on: January 21, 2006, 11:11:48 PM »
I'm in the middle of reading FOTR. Wow! You guys were right. Great book! I was readin gthe part where the guards had scrawled insults/images etc on the walls. I noted that it said they referred to Nicholas as "Nicholasha" The only thing's I could find here were referring to another gentleman by the name of Nicholasha. What were they referring to that made this an insult or was it because they weren't addressing him by title?

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Forum Announcements / Newbie
« on: December 29, 2005, 11:46:15 PM »
I think this is the right place to post this. There are so many forums!:) I live in Ohio, USA. I've always found the Romanov Tragedy to be fascinating and recently found this board. I've been lurking around for a couple months reading for hours on end. I'm afraid I'm not as knowledgable as alot of you are but  I love to learn more. I also love to hear new ideas and theories. I'm a bit of a history buff. I look forward to posting with you!

Mander

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Just wondering what some of you think of the book? I just finished reading it and it seems to provide an incredible insight into Alexandra's life both before and after her marriage to Nicky. It really paints a picture of a tragic martyr of Russia. I haven't read a lot of books on the Romanov's as of yet. Do you have any recommendations?

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