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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie (julzddm) | 110 comments Mod
So I've read the few first chapters of The Tragic Dynasty and I found it interesting that the fledgling monarchy is often compared to the Tudors. Ivan the Terrible, (though not a Romanov) is equated with Henry VIII. Thought it worth mentioning since there are so many Tudor Lovers in this group.


message 2: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments Not much comparison except for the cruelty. Both Ivan and Henry started out as good guys and ended up as cruel monsters. I wonder if Ivan had lead poisoning?


message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie (julzddm) | 110 comments Mod
I'm finally making serious progress and have reached the most interesting part... Nicholas II. Anyone else?


message 4: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments I have been studying the Romanov history since I talked with Kerensky in 1960. Endlessly fascinating. Peter 111 was son of Paul 1 ...but possibly not.... because Catherine slept with many different men.Paul hated her and wouldn't sleep with her.... She intimated Saltykov was his pappy so that means...if true....the Romanov line ended with Paul 1. No one can ever prove anything.


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie (julzddm) | 110 comments Mod
I've read the biography of Peter the Great by Massie and plenty on Nicholas II and his family, but this is my first exposure to everything that fell between, including Catherine. Despite the questionable legitimacy of Peter III, it reall is an intriguing family drama...


message 6: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments I have a wonderful site that sends me movies taken of the family and times of Nicholas ll .


message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie (julzddm) | 110 comments Mod
Please share the link!


message 8: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialR...

THIS IS ONE OF THE SITES. IT HAS VIDEO AFTER VIDEO AND PICTURE AFTER PICTURE. LET ME KNOW IF IT COMES THRU FOR YOU.


message 9: by Julie (new)

Julie (julzddm) | 110 comments Mod
Had trouble with the link, caused my antivirus software to go nuts and had to restart my computer and run a virus scan. Just a warning...


message 10: by Julie (new)

Julie (julzddm) | 110 comments Mod
I did finish the Tragic Dynasty, and despite it being out of date a bit, it was pretty good:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 11: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments We use only Mac so we don't ever have the PC problems. Try angelfire.com and see what comes up.


message 12: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/inde...?


topic=13161.msg417189 this is a great site


message 13: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments julie.....here's a video of Nicky and gals at Moygalev in 1916.

.http://misscellania.blogspot.com/2010...


message 14: by Marjorie (new)

Marjorie Van | 53 comments http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/romanovs...


another good site with pictures and some video at the end.


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