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The Protocols of Zion and the roots of a racist forgery

Down the centuries Jewish people have been blamed for everything from the Black Death to the Russian Revolution. But rarely has such race hate found more cogent expression than in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Protocols purports to be the verbatim...
From: Mathew Lyons on 28 Oct 2021

Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down twenty-three steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. The eldest was twenty-two, the youngest only seventeen. Together with their parents and their thirteen-year-old brother, they were all brutally...
From: Madame Guillotine on 7 Apr 2014

Alexandra Feodorovna, Last Russian Tsaritsa

The doomed last Tsaritsa of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna, has not fared well amongst historians. Jonathan Bromley dismissed her as "an awkward figure". Gareth Russell, in a sympathetic article exploring parallels between the Russian Empress and Marie...
From: Conor Byrne on 3 Mar 2014

Favourite Reads of 2013

Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2002).Myths and misconceptions abound about France's tragic eighteenth century queen, destined to lose her ill-fated life in the brutality of the French Revolution. A biography of Marie Antoinette, fair in...
From: Conor Byrne on 29 Dec 2013

The end of the Romanovs

The Imperial Family, murdered on this day, 17th July 1918. ************* ‘Alexei took his first bath since Tobolsk; his knee is getting better, but he still cannot straighten it completely. The weather is warm and pleasant. We have absolutely no...
From: Madame Guillotine on 17 Jul 2013

The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg

I’ve been fascinated by the Romanov dynasty for as long as I can remember and in particular the fate of the last Tsar and his family. Well, who isn’t? It’s one of the most extraordinary, dramatic and heartbreaking reversals of fortune...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 Jan 2013

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