Playing the “what if” game with the Romanov family | Eagle-Eyed Editor

Source: Playing the “what if” game with the Romanov family | Eagle-Eyed Editor

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Wow. Image courtesy of hotblack, Morguefile.

What IS it about the Romanov family that keeps me going back to books about them?

I just finished reading Candace Fleming’s book, The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperialist Russia. It’s an enjoyable read, especially for those of you who are history lovers, or in particular, Russian history lovers.

Apart from the main storyline about the Romanov family, the story of their lives, and their tragic end, Fleming inserts anecdotes from average people in different chapters. These anecdotes from Russians and non-Russians help you understand what real-world life was like for ordinary people of the time, and you see the immense contrast between…

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2 thoughts on “Playing the “what if” game with the Romanov family | Eagle-Eyed Editor

  1. I like to play the ‘what if’ game by imagining that there had never been any royal families or aristocracy, and everyone was born with the same chance in life. Not much sympathy for the Romanovs from my desk, unfortunately.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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