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The House of Romanov was the second and last imperial dynasty to rule over Russia for more than three hundred years, reigning from 1613 until the 1917 overthrow of the monarchy during the February Revolution. The Romanov Dynasty succeeded the Rurik Dynasty after the Time of Troubles. This 300-year chapter saw so many achievements, failures, happy and joyous moments, and sorrowful tragedies. of The Holy Bible And Cross

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being really into history is cooler than being into math or science… someone who likes math and science is called a “math nerd” or a “science geek” but someone who likes history is called a “history buff” because of their strong, sensual arms

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Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchess Tatiana, and Tsarevich Alexei at the White Flower Festival in Yalta: 1914.

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Empress Alexandra, Grand Duchess Tatiana, and Tsarevich Alexei at the White Flower Festival in Yalta: 1914.

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"Marie, the third daughter, was the prettiest of the four. She had red cheeks, thick, light brown hair and dark blue eyes so large that they were known in the family as ‘Marie’s saucers.’ As a small child, she was chubby and glowing with health. In adolescence, she was merry and flirtatious. Marie liked to paint, but she was too lazy and gay to apply herself seriously. What Marie, whom everyone called ‘Mashka,’ liked most was to talk about marriage and children. More than one observer has noted that, had she not been the daughter of the Tsar, this strong, warmhearted girl would have made some man an excellent wife.

Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra

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The Field Marshal’s Hall of the Winter Palace, painting by Vasily Sadovnikov, completed in 1852. [Source]

The Field Marshal’s Hall of the Winter Palace, painting by Vasily Sadovnikov, completed in 1852. [Source]

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he was the daughter of an  Emperor”

The tallest, slenderest and most elegant of the sisters, Tatiana had rich auburn hair and deep gray eyes. She was organized, energetic and purposeful and held strong opinions. ‘You felt that she was the daughter of an Emperor,’ declared an officer of the Imperial Guard. In public, Grand Duchess Tatiana regularly outshone her older sister. Her piano technique was better than Olga’s although she practiced less and cared less. With her good looks and self-assurance, she was far more anxious than Olga to go out into society. Among the five children, it was Tatiana who made the decisions, her younger sisters and brother called her ‘the Governess.’ If a favor was needed, all the children agreed that ‘Tatiana must ask Papa to grant it.’

Robert K. Massie, Nicholas & Alexandra

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Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, the youngest and only surviving brother of Emperor Nicholas II, once lived in this English house. In 1912, Michael married a commoner without Nicholas’s knowledge or permission and thus was forced to go in exile from Russia. The Grand Duke had to find a temporary home with his new wife and son, so they came across this house. The mansion in the English county of Hertfordshire, named the Knebworth House, are pictured above in 1914 after it was leased by the couple when Michael returned to Russia at the beginning of the First World War. Michael, along his brother and his family, would end up shot dead just four years later in the hands of the Bolsheviks. [Source]

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25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {7/25}
25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {7/25}
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25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {6/25}
25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {6/25}
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The famous ornate Amber Room of the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo, near the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {5/25}
25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {5/25}
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Since I want to finish the ‘Romanovs in the Summertime’ 25 Photographs series, I’m postponing the Autumn Follow Forever for only a few days or whenever I get the series done. :)
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25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {4/25}
25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {4/25}
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25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {3/25}
25 Photographs of The Romanovs in the Summertime {3/25}
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Get to Know Me Meme || [1/10] favourite tiaras/parures

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna “the Elder” was a senior Russian Grand Duchess in her heyday and also one of the grandest and wealthiest. She was married to Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, the second surviving son of Tsar Alexander II. One of her most dazzling pieces was this tiara of 15 intertwined diamond circles strung together with a diamond ribbon on top and hung with articulating pendant pearls, made in 1874 by a Russian court jeweler. The tiara was smuggled out of Russia in the wake of the revolution and remained hidden away by a British secret service agent in a plain bag. After the original owner died, her daughter Elena sold the tiara to Queen Mary of the United Kingdom in 1921. Mary’s granddaughter Elizabeth, who had already ascended the throne by the time of Mary’s death, inherited the jewels in 1953. Today, it still remains a favorite of the Queen’s.

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