The story of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his marriage to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Alexandra, is the stuff of legend
The story of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his marriage to Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Alexandra, is the stuff of legend.
Deeply in love, but heartless rulers of the Russian people, the pair were ultimately executed in a cellar with their five children in 1918.
Throw in mercurial, self-styled shaman Rasputin, and you’ve got a true tale to rival Game of Thrones.
Historian Suzannah Lipscomb explores the imperial couple’s relationship by delving into the last tsar’s diaries and some 1,700 love letters in this two-part docudrama.
She says: ‘It’s the story of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, and together they preside over one of the most significant and bloodiest periods of modern history.’ Fascinating.
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