Princess Olga

A Wild and Barefoot Romanov

Author: Olga Romanoff,Coryne Hall

Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers

ISBN: 9780856835179

Category: Nobility

Page: 164

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"Princess Olga Romanoff, is the daughter of the eldest nephew of Tsar Nicholas II, murdered with his family by the Bolsheviks in 1918. She is the youngest child of the late Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia, who was born in the Winter Palace in St Petersburg in 1897. He fled Russia in 1918 with his pregnant (first) wife and his father, Grand Duke Alexander Michaelovich, while his mother, Grand Duchess Xenia, and his grandmother, Her Imperial Highness Maria Feodorovna, followed a year later. The fabled Romanov jewels that they were able to smuggle out had to be sold and the exiled family lived for some time at various grace-and-favour homes at Windsor and Hampton Court. The book is peppered with amusing anecdotes about the Royal Family and their British cousins. The reader will also get a glimpse of the Princess's cosseted childhood. She was looked after by a number of nannies and then privately educated at home for fear of mixing with ordinary local children. My mother was a frightful snob, says Princess Olga, who rebelled, and who still laughs about one of her mother's ambitions: to marry her off to Prince Charles! It was indeed an unusual upbringing with a snobbish and strict mother of Scottish and Scandinavian background, and a more relaxed and indulgent Romanov father whose occupation was stated as 'Prince of Russia' on Olga's birth certificate. Her home, Provender House is crammed full of fascinating Romanov memorabilia, from the crockery used by the tsar and his family during their final captivity in Ekaterinburg, to the diamond blade penknife used for scratching the news of Prince Andrei's birth on a window pane in the Winter Palace - still there for visitors to see. The rambling 30-room Provender House, now open to the public, has indeed been witness to some extraordinary tales - many of them hitherto untold - handed down by Princess Olga's father." -- provided by publisher.
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To Free the Romanovs

Royal Kinship and Betrayal in Europe 1917-1919

Author: Coryne Hall

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445681986

Category: History

Page: 288

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The murders but also the exciting escapes of the wider Romanov family - the Tsar’s mother, siblings and cousins. Did George V let his cousin the Tsar and his family die?
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Queen Victoria and The Romanovs

Sixty Years of Mutual Distrust

Author: Coryne Hall

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445695049

Category: History

Page: 288

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Alexander III called Victoria ‘a pampered, sentimental, selfish old woman,’ while to her he was a sovereign whom she could not regard as a gentleman. But the Queen's son and two of her granddaughters married Romanovs.
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Imperial Crimea

Estates, Enchantments and the Last of the Romanovs

Author: Coryne Hall,Greg King,Penny Wilson,Sue Woolmans

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981436828

Category: Crimea (Ukraine)

Page: 778

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Imperial Crimea: Estates, Enchantment and the Last of the Romanovs offers the most comprehensive account of Russia's Imperial Family and its ties to the Crimea available in English. The book draws on both published works and on unpublished sources, including German diplomatic reports on Empress Alexandra Feodorovna; the unpublished memoirs of tutor Charles Sidney Gibbes; private letters by members of the Imperial Family; and correspondence and materials from Broadlands Archives; The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace; The Mainau Archives; the Staatsarchiv, Darmstadt; the State Archives of the Russian Federation; and the State Public Library, Russian National Library Collection, in St. Petersburg. Encompassing travelogue, Tartar history, Russian conquest and the flowering of the peninsula under Romanov rule, Imperial Crimea takes readers on a Turn of the Century tour of the peninsula through the eyes of tourists; follows the Imperial Family from Nicholas I to Nicholas II; explores the diverse array of palaces dotting the edge of the Black Sea; and concludes with the 1919 departure of Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and other Romanovs from the Crimea.
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Dictionary of Women Worldwide: M-Z

Author: Anne Commire

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787676773

Category: Electronic books

Page: 2572

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Contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.
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