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Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs

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Tue 28 February 2017

Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs

simon-sebag-montefiore-by-ian-jones
Tue 28 February 2017,

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?

Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, touched by genius and madness, inspired by holy autocracy, tainted by remorseless killing and sexual decadence. He reveals a secret world of unlimited power, ruthless empire-building and palace conspiracy, with a global cast of tyrants, poets and adventuresses – from Ivan the Terrible to Lenin, Tolstoy to Lincoln, and the Kaiser to Queen Victoria.

Photo credit Ian Jones

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