AlexanderPalace.org Russian History Websites
May 2012 - Our Russian history websites and online books present a wide array of subjects relating to Royalty, Art, the Revolution and the Romanov Dynasty. We are continually adding new books and sites so come back often and see what's happening! Bob Atchison, Austin, Texas

A List of our Online History BOOKS

Learn more about Russian history and the Romanovs. Here are some great books:
 
 
 
 

Six Years at the Russian Court

Margaret Eager's stories of life as a governess to the Grand Duchesses.

The Up-to-Date Waitress by Janet McKenzie Hill

It's a a guide for Edwardian servants published in 1908, during the era of Downton Abbey. It's fun and interesting.

Thirteen Years at the Russian Court

Pierre Gilliard's amazing book of life as the French tutor to the children of Tsar Nicholas II.

Pavlovsk Palace and Park

Huge online book by Anatoli Mikhailovich Kuchumov, former curator at Pavlovsk and the Alexander Palace.

Lost Splendor

Memoirs written by Prince Felix Yussupov, one of the murderers of Rasputin.

The Emperor Nicholas II - As I Knew Him

A first-hand account of Nicholas II during WWI written by the British officer, Hanbury-Williams.

Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo

An inside account by Count Paul Beckendorff, a central member of Nicholas's court.

The Last Tsaritsa

Written by Lili Dehn, a close friend of the last Empress, Alexandra Feodorovna. Many unique first hand stories.

Memories of the Russian Court

The famous book written by Anna Vyrubova, close friend of the Imperial family.

Memories of Alexis Volkov

Personal Valet to Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna

Tsarskoe Selo in 1910

Originally published in 1910 for the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city.

Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna

A biography of the last Empress of Russia by her Lady in Waiting, Countess Sophie Buxhoeveden.

At the Court of the Last Tsar

The memoirs of Mossolov, head of the Court Chancellery from 1900 until 1916.

Memories of Russia - 1916-1919

Written by Princess Paley, wife of Grand Duke Paul.

Charles Cameron - Imperial Architect

Cameron worked in Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk for Catherine II - by Georges Lukomski

Blood Stained Russia

A collection of pictures from a book by an American, Captain Donald Thompson.

World Monument Fund Alexander Palace Report

A 1996 overview of the condition of the palace with recommendations for its restoration.

Aerial Russia

Written just before the Russian Revolution focusing on pilots and giant aeroplanes built by Sikorsky.

Valse Des Fleurs

A day in St Petersburg and a ball at the Winter Palace in 1868 by Sacheverell Sitwell.

An Ambassador's Memoirs

Written by Maurice Paleologue, who was Ambassador to Russia from France.

A List of our Online History WEBSITES

Here's an assortment of AlexanderPalace.org websites to explore Russia's past:
 
 
 
 

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Alexander Palace Time Machine

Celebrated website on the home of the last Tsar and his family.

Yelagin Palace

Lots of great zoom views and historic photos from before the revolution.

Jewels of the Romanovs

Website for the touring exhibition from Tsarskoe Selo and the Kremlin Museums.

Russian Imperial Eggs

A Royal Danish exhibition of porcelain easter eggs and their history.

My Name is Anastasia

Website devoted to the youngest daughter of the last Tsar of Russia.

Success Factors in Web Design

This is a great article on key success factors in web design. It's a great read for anyone who is interested in design principals and how they apply to the Internet today.

Broughton Fabergé Exhibition

Online website for the fabulous exhibition that toured the USA.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Online exhibition from the Hermitage Museum.

Romanov Photo Album

More than 100 online pictures of the Romanovs.

Petersburg 1900 - a Photo Travelogue

Cool visit to St. Petersburg before the Revolution.

The Tsar at Stavka

A collection of pictures from a 1916 publication of the Imperial Court.

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