Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nicholas II and family

Today is the 90th anniversary of the assassination of Nicholas II and the murders of his wife, Alexandra and their five children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexis. Several servants and the family doctor were also murdered during the night of July 16-17, 1918. The murders were carried out by drunken louts also known as Bolsheviks. Here is a link to a story in today's Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/16/AR2008071600308.html

2 comments:

Cancer said...

One of the many what might have beens is if George V had allowed his cousins and their family to come to Britain and not been influenced by the media of the day.

The guilt he must have felt.

John said...

I wonder what marriages the Grand Duchesses might have made. Is 'Nicholas And Alexandra' considered a reliable history? It's been years, but I thought there was a paragraph speculating that Olga was keen on marrying a soldier of some sort, maybe I misread that and I don't have my copy about. No royal marriage was in her cards?