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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2015, 09:42:10 AM »
Also only third picture of Alexandra Alexandrovna I have seen (the other two being her well known portrait and the illustration showing her and her baby brother Niks)

Same for me--I would love to see more!

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2015, 09:11:13 PM »
how tall was he

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« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2015, 09:08:29 AM »
how tall was he

The US diplomat John Motley who was in Russia in 1841 wrote that he thought Nicholas I was "six feet three inches at least in height".

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2015, 09:34:02 AM »
I believe six feet three inches was the average height of the Romanov men in the 19th century. Before that, besides Peter the Great, Romanov men weren't as tall and it was the first Empress Maria Feodorovna (wife of Paul I) who added height to the family.


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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2015, 01:45:22 PM »
The Emperor with his youngest sons


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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2016, 02:24:16 PM »
How is  Tsar  Nicholas I  Related  to the  Prince of Wales

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2016, 02:45:40 PM »
How is  Tsar  Nicholas I  Related  to the  Prince of Wales

Emperor Nicholas I was the great great great grandfather of Charles, Prince of Wales, through Prince Philip's grandmother, Queen Olga of Greece, née Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna of Russia.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2016, 02:17:53 AM »
Msge 49
The long legs are very noticeable - inherited by most of his male descendants.

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2016, 04:45:51 AM »
Msge 49

Not sure what impression the artist was intending to convey, but it does rather look as though Nicholas is giving Nikolai and Mikhail a telling-off.

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2016, 11:06:27 AM »
Msge 49

Not sure what impression the artist was intending to convey, but it does rather look as though Nicholas is giving Nikolai and Mikhail a telling-off.

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It really does.

I guess if you want to spin it you could say Nicholas I was a strong and strict disciplinary parent who demanded order and obedience from his own children just as he did from his people. He did after all introduce the whole "oath of loyalty" to the Tsar thing that all Grand Dukes had to do when they came of age. 

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2016, 12:37:16 PM »
Indeed.

Perhaps he is instructing them on the responsibilities of members of the ruling house.

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2016, 05:40:11 PM »
If only his sons had passed on those instructions to theirs

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2016, 12:03:02 AM »
To be fair, the Nikolaievichi both turned out all right.

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2016, 12:12:39 AM »
To amplify, Nikolai Nikolaievich 1 (son of Nicholas I) clearly didn't listen to paternal advice and turned out badly. However, His elder son, NN2, turned out very well. Peter N was rather lightweight and never did very much, but was someone for the quiet life and didn't cause problems.

Except, of course, that they and their wives introduced Rasputin to Nicholas and Alexandra, though again, to be fair, they realised their mistake later on.

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Re: Emperor Nicholas I
« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2016, 05:48:06 PM »
Nicholas I may well have been very upset about his army's poor performance during the Crimean war. In away this should not have surprised anyone. The Russian army of the period was a "parade ground" army. No real field training was carried out. There were soldier who did not even know how to load the muskets and others who had never fired one. Less said about the cavalry the better. for more information read:

"The Russia Army under Nicholas I" J.S. Curtis
Osprey book The Russian army of the Crimean war.