Europe's Most Obsessive Dynasty
By (author) Oliver Thomson
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Romanovs by Oliver Thomson
Book DescriptionThe Romanovs - the second and final dynasty to rule Russia - have captured the imagination of the world like no other royal family. The mysterious execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his immediate family in 1918 further fuelled this fascination. Yet the intrigue surrounding the family began centuries earlier with another notorious tsar - Ivan the Terrible. So-called due to his dramatic change in temperament following the death of his wife, Ivan instigated one of the most terrifying periods in history as he and his Oprichniki violently tortured his people. And he is only one of many Romanovs with a reputation...Tracing the ancestry back to the marriage of Anastasia Zakharyina and Ivan IV of Muscovy in 1547, through the demise of the House of Romanov, to the present generation, Oliver Thomson delves deep into the family's lineage. Including maps, portraits of family members and stunning colour photographs of the main surviving Romanov buildings, this absorbing book charts the rise and fall of one of the greatest families in history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752444215
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Oliver Thomson
Rises and Falls of the Royal Stewarts, Hardback (March 2009)
Covers the full 1,000 years of the Stewart dynasty
Great Feud, Paperback (November 2005)
A vivid account of the rivalry, sometimes bloody conflict, between two great families which originated on the west coast of Scotland. The second half of the book charts the peaceful period after 1745 when large numbers of both clans spread rapidly around the world.
From the Bloody Heart, Hardback (December 2003)» View all books by Oliver Thomson
In early medieval Scotland bitter rivalry grew up between two immigrant families from Flanders in their struggle for the crown: the Stewarts and the Douglases. This work covers the period from 1286 to what may be thought of as the "final" defeat of the Stewarts at Culloden in 1745.
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Author Biography - Oliver Thomson
Oliver Thomson is the author of From the Bloody Heart: The Stewarts and the Douglases and Easily Led: A History of Propaganda. He lives in Glasgow.
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