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Offline otmafan

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Political Promises?
« on: February 05, 2006, 05:31:00 PM »
After finding this article in the June 19, 1901 NY Times, I was wondering if Nicholas made political promises for the birth of a son during every one of Alix's pregnancies and if so, did he follow through on the birth of Alexei.


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Re: Political Promises?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 01:39:32 PM »
Generally, on the birth of an Imperial child there were celebrations and such. If course if it was a boy, it became a bit more to say the least. If it was a boy more political stuff was done, and it was basically a celebration for everybody. For a daughter, it was obviously less, especially a fourth daughter were it was generally hoped and expected there would be a son, an heir. I suppose he made promises that there would these sorts of things it was a son, and everbody in general expected it, he didn't need to say that such things would be. And I believe that in the case of Alexei everything that happened when an heir was born happened, especially a long awaited heir. But someone should check the stats on Alexei's birth just to make sure. The New York times is certainly a valuable source of info on the Romanovs from a contemporary, foreign viewpoint.
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