Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coronation of Nicholas II

The Sword and the Sea remembers the day. Share


May said...

Thank you for the link. I thought Mannerheim described the day so well!

Christina said...

Thanks for this link. I've long been captivated by the last Czar and Czarina and their family. I think there are some interesting parallels between Alexandra and Marie Antoinette. Both were reviled as foreign enemies and blamed for all the troubles of the nation - although Alexandra was much more involved in politics and her meddling was quite detrimental at times. Both were seen as being the "real" power behind the throne instead of their supposedly weak husbands. And of course both of them, during their captivity by revolutionaries, found solace in deep religious faith.