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When revolution eventually toppled the empire in 1917, the Grand Duke and Duchess and their children left the country for Finland, living in straitened and often dangerous circumstances for three long years. Following the atrocities wrought by the Bolsheviks during this period, including the murder of most of the Romanov family, the Grand Duke believed he was the senior surviving member of the Imperial House of Russia and proclaimed himself Tsar.
They were, however, never able to return to their homeland, and spent the rest of their days in dignified if not always serene exile. The Grand Duchess died in 1936, predeceasing her husband by two years.
Using previously unpublished correspondence from the Royal Archives and Astor papers, and including 16 pages of black and white photos, this book presents a fascinating portrait of a Princess, set against the imperial courts of the turn of the century and inter-war Europe.
BINDING: Trade Soft Cover Edition
SIZE: 9-1/4" x 6"
NO. PAGES: 207
ILLUSTRATIONS: 37 Black & White Photos
REGULAR PRICE: $25.00 CAD
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