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Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty: The Romanovs

Year 11 Modern History

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BBC History

The global superpower stand-off that brought the world to the brink of destruction. The BBC's Cold War site explores the cultural and political impact of a conflict that divided the world.


Lucy Worsley creates a fresh and compelling account of the Romanovs: the most powerful monarchs since the Middle Ages.

In the second episode of this fascinating and epic journey through the Russia under the Romanov Dynasty, Historian Lucy Worsley covers the time of Catherine the Great and the Napoleonic Wars. This era of extraordinary upheaval and conflict was definitive for the history of Europe and Russia's role in the period was crucial. The episode also looks at the incredible building efforts undertaken throughout 18th Century Russia as grand palaces were built by the royal family, palaces that would become the backdrop to considerable intrigue, political coups and murder. This excellent series will provide outstanding contextual resources for classes studying the Russian Revolution and Russian history.

Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty by investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century.

Russia's last Tsar and his family are betrayed from within.


Britannica Online


Nicholas II, Russian in full Nikolay Aleksandrovich (born May 6 [May 18, New Style], 1868, Tsarskoye Selo [now Pushkin], near St. Petersburg, Russia—died July 16/17, 1918, Yekaterinburg), the last Russian emperor (1894–1917), who, with his wife, Alexandra, and their children, was killed by the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution.

History Channel


In 1917, two revolutions swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and setting in motion political and social changes that would lead to the formation of the Soviet Union.


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