The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal is a book that caught my eye quite early on. It was originally released in Greek before being released in English in September 2019.
Although it claims to uncover many “unknown and unrevealed” facts from texts never published in English before, I have not found anything during my reading that I found particularly new or shocking. The book spends quite a bit of time on the religious background to the point where it becomes a bit “holier than thou.” Luckily it does not shy away from the mistakes made by Nicholas and Alexandra but the overall feeling of this book is the halo that hangs above them now as saints. The text is often quite wordy and I found myself skipping over letters that covered several pages (perhaps that’s why I missed the new information?!).
The best part of the book is surely the many photographs included but if you’re looking for an in-depth look at the family, this isn’t the book for you.