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
By the end of 1916, the extended Romanov family was desperate. Someone had to put a stop to Rasputin. For some reason, the tsar and tsarina appeared to be completely bamboozled by this drunken, filthy man who took bribes and sold government appointments. Perhaps Rasputin sensed he had gone too far. He sent this prophetic letter … More The Legendary Death of Rasputin