Queen Victoria and the Romanovs by Coryne Hall Book Review

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Queen Victoria’s relationship with the Romanovs began with the tragic tale of her aunt Juliane, whose disastrous marriage to Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia ended in an annulment in 1820. It kicked off many years of Anglo-Russian distrust, despite Victoria having quite the crush on the future Emperor Alexander II of Russia in the early years of her reign.

Queen Victoria would eventually see her granddaughters Elisabeth and Alix married into the Russian Imperial family though luckily she did not live to see their tragic end. I’ve read many books on both Queen Victoria and Russia over the years and to see this relationship examined in such detail is quite a treat. Coryne Hall never disappoints with her research and eye for detail. The only thing that I didn’t like was the use of nicknames but that is just a personal preference.

Overall, I’d highly recommend Queen Victoria and the Romanovs to anyone looking to delve deeper into their complicated relationship.

Queen Victoria and the Romanovs by Coryne Hall is available now in both the UK and the US.

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  1. Moniek, I plan on buying this book as I have always been interested in the relationship of the two families. But this also gives me the chance to tell you how much I look forward to the articles and books you fecommend. Thank you for this website it has introduced me to women I did not know about and found so interesting I looked for more information….keep up the great work!

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