A century ago tonight, Grigori Rasputin became the victim of an elaborate and murderous plot. That evening, the controversial Siberian monk was lured to the palatial home of Prince Felix Yusupov for a private party. There he happily ate cakes laced with enough cyanide to kill ten men, and guzzled the wine – also poisoned – brought … More 100 Years Ago Tonight, Rasputin Met His Grisly End
Was George V indirectly to blame for the murder of his Romanov cousins? Did he fear his own English crown would be jeopardized if he gave asylum to the Russian Tsar? There is evidence that the English royals were worried. They had good reason to be. The costs of the Great War were so much more … More Was King George V Responsible for the Murder of the Romanovs?
The Empress Alexandra was devastated by Rasputin’s death. He was the only man alive who could save Alexei and now he was gone. It is unknown whether she considered the implications of a man known to be favored by her being murdered despite her protection. But looking back, it was another sign that the people were increasingly dismissive … More The End Comes Quickly for the Romanovs