Romanov Autumn: Stories from the Last Century of Imperial Russia (Taschen Specials)

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The Romanov dynasty ruled Russia for a little over 300 years. The story of the dynasty's dramatic end has exerted a lasting fascination. This book seeks to widen the picture, looking at the lives of members of the family during the last century of imperial rule, and setting this into the context of the grand palaces in which they lived. It was a time of contrasts, a period in which the Tsars reached the peak of their wealth, prestige and power, yet also faced the growth of forces which would destroy them. In 1817, 100 years before the Revolution, the first Nicholas and Alexander were married in the Winter Palace. This book tells their story, and the stories of their successors, Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II, each trying to steer their own course. It also looks at the lives of their sisters and brothers, and other members of the large Russian royal family, detailing their daily lives.

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Charlotte Zeepvat is a freelance writer and Historical Consultant of Royalty Digest. Her first book, Prince Leopold: The Untold Story of Queen Victoria's Youngest Son, (ISBN 0 7509 2292 3) was published to widespread acclaim in 1998. She lives in Sussex.

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"'...a signficant advance in our understanding of the last century of Imperial Russia...full of entertaining and fascinating character portraits...an Impressive achievement' Royalty Digest; '...explores in fascinating detail how the Romanov family came under threat during the 19th century' Sunday Express"

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