Tsar Alexander II, the "Tsar Liberator," was assassinated in St. Petersburg on March 13, 1881

Tsar Alexander II, the "Tsar Liberator," was assassinated in St. Petersburg on March 13, 1881

Good-   Ivan the terrible expanded Russia and gave it a better army. He created Northern trade routes with England. He was the Grand Prince of Moscow and over saw many changes in local medieval nation state to a small empire. He became the first Tsar of the new nation.     Bad- Killed his own son out of anger and slapped around his wife. Impaled people on stakes. He had a whole town of people killed

Good- Ivan the terrible expanded Russia and gave it a better army. He created Northern trade routes with England. He was the Grand Prince of Moscow and over saw many changes in local medieval nation state to a small empire. He became the first Tsar of the new nation. Bad- Killed his own son out of anger and slapped around his wife. Impaled people on stakes. He had a whole town of people killed

Emperor Nicholas II “Nicky” (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia, husband of Alix (1872-1918) Hesse, Germany. Under his rule Russia was defeated in the Russo-Japanese War that destroyed the Russian fleet. The 1907 Anglo-Russian Convention set Middle East boundaries with Britain. He approved the Russian mobilization of 1914, Russia's involvement in World War I, when 3.3 million Russians were killed. These action are said to be main causes of the fall of the Romanov dynasty.

Emperor Nicholas II “Nicky” (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia, husband of Alix (1872-1918) Hesse, Germany. Under his rule Russia was defeated in the Russo-Japanese War that destroyed the Russian fleet. The 1907 Anglo-Russian Convention set Middle East boundaries with Britain. He approved the Russian mobilization of 1914, Russia's involvement in World War I, when 3.3 million Russians were killed. These action are said to be main causes of the fall of the Romanov dynasty.

1743-1745 Maria Theresia of Hungary and Bohemia, Empress Consort of the Holy Roman Empire in Hungarian coronation robes by Daniel Schmiddeli

1743-1745 Maria Theresia of Hungary and Bohemia, Empress Consort of the Holy Roman Empire in Hungarian coronation robes by Daniel Schmiddeli

Louis Mountbatten was in love with the beautiful Maria,  daughter of Tsar Nikolai ll. He kept her photograph beside his bed until his death in 1979.

Louis Mountbatten was in love with the beautiful Maria, daughter of Tsar Nikolai ll. He kept her photograph beside his bed until his death in 1979.

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