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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #120 on: May 31, 2013, 11:21:15 PM »
Day 14: Oh goodness. GD Olga Alexandrovna. Hands down, my favourite Romanov, period.

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« Reply #121 on: June 01, 2013, 12:13:06 AM »
Olga Nikolaievna. My favorite Grand Duchess. The romantic, unpractical one who liked to read and to think about life.

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« Reply #122 on: June 01, 2013, 12:51:53 AM »
Day 15: Favorite Child of Tsar Nicholas I.

I just realized I can't name a single one, so I had to Wikipedia them really quick. I'll go with Alexandra Nicholaievna.

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« Reply #123 on: June 01, 2013, 07:09:15 AM »
Neither can I clock! And the one you named is the only one I know myself too.

So I'll also go for Alexandra Nicholaievna.

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« Reply #124 on: June 01, 2013, 07:50:25 AM »
Day 15: I say the same too, Alexandra Nicholaievna.
Arthur of The Last Russian Czarhttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Russian-Czar-H-Carpathia/dp/1600431690/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1438094724&sr=8-6&keywords=the+last+russian+czar&pebp=1438094722063&perid=0HY1DJMAWA2SXA4BFAJ3

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« Reply #125 on: June 01, 2013, 08:45:46 AM »
DAY 15: Easy one for me. Tsar Alexander II
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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« Reply #126 on: June 01, 2013, 08:58:42 AM »
DAY 15: Easy one for me. Tsar Alexander II

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« Reply #127 on: June 01, 2013, 12:56:43 PM »
Day 15:   Alexandra Nicholaievna
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« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2013, 01:01:08 PM »
Day 15:  Adini, hands down.  I'm actually a grad student writing my thesis/manuscript about her! :)

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« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2013, 06:24:21 PM »
To me, Konstantin Nikolaevich was the most interesting and admirable of Nicholas's children. Without his support, the rather impressionable and depressive Alexander would have been unable to achieve much at all.

What do people find interesting about Alexandra, who died at 19? I am not sure I could even describe her personality, beyond the rather stereotyped things her bereaved family recalled of her. But it's a genuine question...
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Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many; they are few.

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« Reply #130 on: June 01, 2013, 06:58:29 PM »
Well, it's brilliant material for a story, with all its elements of romance and tragedy.  That's probably what attracts us to Alexandra.  I have done some pretty extensive research on her, and I can say she was a gentle, sweet-natured girl who was very well-loved by all who knew her.  You are right--she died so young that history has largely forgotten about her, which is sad in itself.

I have read your article on Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich, by the way, and it was a very well-written piece.

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« Reply #131 on: June 01, 2013, 10:34:24 PM »
Day 16: Best Alexandra photograph.

http://www.fabergetheperfectgift.com/images/alexandra.jpg

So many pretty colorings of this one too.

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« Reply #132 on: June 02, 2013, 07:26:08 AM »
Jumped the gun a bit this time, Lisa.  When you posted Day 16, it was still Day 15.  LOL!

Still, I'm gonna agree with your picture selection.
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« Reply #133 on: June 02, 2013, 07:48:57 AM »
Arthur of The Last Russian Czarhttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Russian-Czar-H-Carpathia/dp/1600431690/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1438094724&sr=8-6&keywords=the+last+russian+czar&pebp=1438094722063&perid=0HY1DJMAWA2SXA4BFAJ3

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« Reply #134 on: June 02, 2013, 12:38:06 PM »
Day 16: