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Pocket Profiles – The Daughters Romanov

The collective image of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexander is that of a group of four, frozen in time in a series of black and white photographs. The sisters played into the idea of a collective identity themselves, signing group correspondence "OTMA", the first letter of each girl's name. Their mother referred to them… Continue reading Pocket Profiles – The Daughters Romanov

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Pocket Profile – Tsarevich Alexei

Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, was born in August 1904 to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Emperor Nicholas II. He was the fifth child and only son of the couple, and to say his arrival was greeted with joy and celebration is the understatement of the century. His parents were rapturous, the extended family overjoyed and… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Tsarevich Alexei

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Pocket Profile – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

Princess Alix Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice was born in 1872, the sixth child of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine, and the 26th grandchild of Queen Victoria. Known as Sunny in her childhood, her early untroubled existence was interrupted by a series of misfortunes. By the… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

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Pocket Profile – Empress Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark)

We are jumping 100 years from Catherine the Great to another foreign-born Empress Consort, Maria Feodorovna. In a world of royal intermarriage, she may have been one of the most connected royals. She was certainly one of the most beautiful. She also lived a life that did not lack drama, as we shall see. As… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Empress Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark)

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Pocket Profile – Catherine the Great

To augment the knowledge from our Lost Magnificence series, we are dipping into the history of various members of the Romanov family. The life and reign of Catherine the Great is far too vast for a mere "Pocket" Profile. That very concept is to giggle over. We are simply looking at the highlight reel here,… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Catherine the Great