About Moniek
My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

The Year of the last Romanovs: Bloody Sunday 1905

January 22, 2018 Moniek 0

Some historians view the events of Bloody Sunday 1905 as one of the key events which led to the Russian Revolution of 1917, during which Nicholas II was dethroned. The event took place on 22 January 1905 (O.S. 9 January). The serfs had been emancipated by Tsar Alexander II in 1861 and they became a [read more]

A royal touch at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague

January 22, 2018 Moniek 0

The Gemeentemuseum (County Museum) in The Hague currently has an exhibition called The Hague Chic, which features a ton of jewellery and also had a bit of a royal touch. Although, that royal touch was quite difficult to find. The jewellery was labelled by case, and somewhere in the middle, you could retrieve a flimsy catalogue [read more]

The Year of the last Romanovs: Birth of Rasputin

January 21, 2018 Moniek 0

Grigory Rasputin was born in the west of Siberia in the town of Pokrovskoe. We don’t know the exact date but the name Grigory suggests that he was born on 10 January (old style date), dedicated to St Grigory of Nicea. We don’t even know the exact year, but in 1915 Rasputin himself believed he [read more]

Book News February 2018

January 20, 2018 Moniek 0

The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis Paperback – 4 September 2018 (US) & 1 February 2018 (UK) How does the machinery of government respond when a King steps out of line? The relationship between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis that [read more]

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