Warning: bad stuff happens in this installment.Nicholas II, Alexandra, Maria, and their servants are on their way to Tyumen to get on the railway. The fastest way to get to Moscow from Tyumen was to ride the train west, but that would take them through Yekaterinburg, a large city in the Urals, full of communists. … Continue reading Romanovs Part 5: Yekaterinburg
The Romanovs are in Tobolsk, in a remote part of Siberia. They aren't allowed to walk about the town on their own and are usually confined to a fenced-off portion next to the house. They are allowed to venture under guard to church, though.Nicholas II with his five children on the roof of the Tobolsk … Continue reading Romanovs Part 4: The Winter of 1917 to 1918
Last time on the Romanovs...Nicholas II, former Tsar of all the Russias, has abdicated and finally arrives home to the Alexander Palace.The Alexander Palace, main home of Nicholas II and his familyBy Alexei Troshin.Nicholas returned home to be placed under house arrest.No longer the tsar, he was addressed as "Colonel Romanov" or"Citizen Romanov."Nicholas II in … Continue reading Romanovs Part 3: House Arrest and Tobolsk
I cannot believe it's been ten years since I essentially pulled an all-nighter, made an account on Blogger, and wrote my first blog post. At the time, I just wanted a central Internet place to post a story I was working on so my friends could read it at the same time. That was it.Happy … Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday, blog!
Guys, I have a quick question:Okay, so as stated in a past post Stately, Country English Houses, part of my latest Plot Bunny involves a smallish country house built in the Victorian era. The house belonged to an old woman, who inherited it from her parents. Now, the old woman's family is trying to decide … Continue reading A Plot Bunneh Question