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The imperial tea party, Frances Welch

Label
The imperial tea party
Title
The imperial tea party
Statement of responsibility
Frances Welch
Title variation
Imperial tea party
Title variation remainder
family, politics and betrayal : the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Russia and Britain were never natural bedfellows. But the marriage, in 1894, of Queen Victoria?s favourite granddaughter, Alicky, to the Tsarevich Nicholas marked the beginning of an uneasy Anglo-Russian entente that would last until the Russian Revolution of 1917. This book recounts the three extraordinary meetings that took place during those years, although well-intentioned and generally hailed as successes, were beset by misunderstandings and misfortunes. Whether it was the Romanovs suffering the draughty rooms and wet hunting expeditions at Balmoral, or Queen Victoria complaining about the food on her first and only state visit to the Russian Empire at the port of Revel, or everyone succumbing to seasickness on arrival at Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight. The two families could not know, as they waved each other fond goodbyes from their yachts at Cowes in 1909, that they would never meet again. King George infamously denied his Romanov cousins exile in Britain when the Bolsheviks were closing in in 1917, but the assassination of the Tsar and his family horrified him, and whether or not things might have turned out differently if he had accepted their plea for refuge has been the subject of speculation ever since. The British and Russian Royal Families met three times before the Romanovs' tragic end in 1918. The Imperial Tea Party draws back the curtain on those pivotal encounters between these two great dynasties; encounters that had far reaching consequences for 19th century Europe and beyond
Summary
Russia and Britain were never natural bedfellows. But the marriage, in 1894, of Queen Victoria's favourite granddaughter, Alicky, to the Tsarevich Nicholas marked the beginning of an uneasy Anglo-Russian entente that would last until the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10679499
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welch, Frances
Dewey number
947.083
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanov, House of
  • Windsor, House of
  • Russia
  • Great Britain
  • Russia
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The imperial tea party, Frances Welch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063825145
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781780723068
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048266335
Label
The imperial tea party, Frances Welch
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063825145
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781780723068
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048266335

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