Rasputin and his Russian Queen
The True Story of Grigory and Alexandra
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
224 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 35 mono illustrations
- May 2023
- In Stock
Some say that between them, Grigori and Alexandra brought down 300 years of Romanov rule and ushered in the Russian Revolution, but theirs was simply the story of a mother fighting for the health of her son against a backdrop of bigotry, sexism and increasing secularism. Bubbling with his trademark bon mots, Mickey Mayhew’s new book breathes fresh life into two of history’s most fascinating - and polarizing - figures.
She liked to pray and he liked to party, but when they found themselves steering Russia into the First World War, her gender and his class meant that society simply had to crush them.
This is the real story of Rasputin and his Russian queen, Alexandra.