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The Final Chapter / Re: Did Nicholas beg to abdicate?
« on: July 14, 2004, 07:14:59 PM »
I think if Nicholas didn't act like it was the 17th century his reign would have gone much better. He thought he was Tsar because God made him so, it was his divine right.  That just made him sound like Louis XIV (& Alix didn't help because she just reinforced the idea). If he just realized that people should have been able to have some say in their government he would have survived. He would have had an easier reign. Or perhaps if he had taken a more serious attitude. Alexander III said Nicholas was no good when it came to participating in Government affairs., that he had no interest.

The Final Chapter / Re: Did Nicholas beg to abdicate?
« on: July 13, 2004, 02:31:44 PM »
There were many pictures taken of Nicholas when he was a baby, but I have never seen one of Alexander Alexandrovich?

I wasn't able to see any pictures? Where are they posted?


Has anyone purchased a copy of "The Camera and the Tsars:  The Romanov Family in Photographs" By: Charlotte Zeepvat? I pre-ordered mine from Amazon in January and they told me today that it hasn't been released yet?! ???

 Please excuse my ignorance. I've seen the initials GARF before but what does it stand for ???
Thanks! Angie

Louise for the book by Prince Michael did you try Abe Books or Alibris? It was one of these two that I purchased mine from. VERY REASONABLE! You gotta keep you eye out but I've seen some for sale lower than $50.
Angie :)

 I liked the book "Little Mother of Russia" the biography of  Empress Marie Fedorovna. Can anyone recommend a biography on Alexander III?

Also which book on the Romanovs has the most/best pictures in it? I like reading the story of the Romanovs but I have to admit I LOVE looking at pictures of their lives.

Thanks!!!!!  :D



The family were avid picture takers, did they ever make films? I've read that during their engagement Nicholas & Alexandra were filmed while visiting Queen Victoria. I have seen ones of the coronation and even one of the children running on the deck of the Standart but are there any others?

The Imperial Family / Re: Exhibitions
« on: March 12, 2004, 05:16:19 PM »
What are the web sites for the museums in Santa Fe and NewarK? does anyone know?
Thanks!!! Angie

 Since Alexei was a haemophiliac his parents did their upmost to protect him from injury, but there is one photo of him that boggles me every time I see it!  :o It is Alexei on a bike with one of his sailor nannies. What gets me is that Alexei is in a seat on the handle bars?????!!!!!!!!!!!!! What were they thinking????

I was just wondering does anyone subscribe to the "Royalty Digest"? I have seen their website and it does look interesting. I am considering a subscription, I'm just wondering if it's worth it and is it expensive?
Thanks! Angie

The Imperial Family / The Imperial children "sad,sheltered" life?
« on: March 01, 2004, 11:12:37 AM »
I have often read about how the Imperial children did not have real contemporaries of their own age. How they rarely saw other members of the Romanov family their own age. I have wondered if this was somewhat due to some influence Queen Victoria had over her grand daughter Alix. Not that Queen Victoria told her outright to do this. From what I read, after Prince Albert died Queen Victoria acted like she had to be the center of attention when it came to her children. That she was very reluctant to let her daughters Helena & Beatrice marry (when they did marry Queen Victoria insisted they live in England), that she even expected Beatrice to remain unmarried and devote herself only to her mother. After Princess Alice's death Queen Victoria took more of an interest in her Hessian grandchildren. Did some of this wear off on Alix? Alix was often ill, did she look at her daughters more as companion/caretakers? Being so isolated and not exposed to people their own age, wouldn't that have made the girls somewhat naive in regards to the outside world? And if the grand duhcesses did marry would she have insisted they too remain in Russia. (I do remember reading somewhere that Olga said she did not want to go to a foreign country). And in reality wouldn't the grand duchesses gotten on each other's nerves after awhile too no matter how close & loving they were?  :-/

Imperial Russian History / Jewish Pogroms
« on: February 29, 2004, 05:37:52 PM »
Why were there so many pogroms against Jewish people in Russia? Was it because they were not of the Orthodox Church? I never understood the prejudice against them.
Angie ???

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