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Last of the Romanovs

Nicholas II was the last tsar of Russia under Romanov rule. His poor handling of the war with Japan, Bloody Sunday and Russia’s role in World War I led to his abdication and execution. This gallery centers around Nicholas and his family: his wife Alexandra and their 5 children: in order of birth, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei. (The photos are not always in chronological order. I've changed the order when I thought it would tell the story better.)
1865 - Bedroom of the future Tsar Nicholas II, the last of the Romanovs Nicholas 1878 - Nicholas, 10 years old 1881 - Nicholas 1881 - Assassination of Tsar Alexander II
1889 - Nicholas 1887 - Alexandra's sister, Princess Elizabeth of Hesse 1890 - Nicholas with Princess Elizabeth of Hesse c. 1906 - Princess Elizabeth as a nun 1890 - Nicholas
c. 1902 - Ballerina Mathilde Kschessinskaya 1891 - Nicholas traveling 1891 - Princess Alix of Hesse 1894 - Nicholas and Alix of Hesse engaged April 1894 - Nickolas and Alexandra's official engagement picture
October 1894 - Tsar Alexander III lying in state 26 November 1894 - Nicholas and Alexandra are married 1894 - Commemorative coin c. 1895 - A commemorative watch 1896 - Three generations
c. 1896 - Cousins Another cousin 1896 - Nicholas as Colonel-in-Chief of the Nizhny-Novgorod Dragoons May 1896 - Moscow on the eve of the coronation 14 May 1896 - Coronation of Nicholas and Alexandra
May 1896 - Menu for the coronation dinner Nicholas II wine glass May 1896 - Coronation night in Moscow May 1896 - Victims of the stampede October 1896 - Nicholas, at 26, is now tsar
1900 - Nicholas and Alexandra's first three children 1903 - And then there were 4 11 February 1903 - Imperial costume ball 1904 - In the center is a depiction of the April 1903 pogrom in Kishinev 1904 - Alexei, the son and heir
1904 - Russian army headed to the front January 1905 - Bloody Sunday massacre 8 February 1905 - The ghost of Louis XVI 1905 - Battle of Tsushima Nicholas at leisure
1905 - Nicholas waking from a nightmare 14 June 1905 - Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin 1906 - Aftermath of a Jewish pogrom September 1905 - US President Theodore Roosevelt to Nicholas: 1906 - Olga, 11 years old
1906 - Maria, 7 years old 1907 - Alexandra c. 1908 - Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra c. 1908 - Alexei 1911 - Tatiana in the uniform of her regiment
1911 - The Imperial family 1912 - Nicholas August 1912 - Nicholas with Alexei reviewing the Imperial Guard 1913 - Romanov 300th Year Anniversary Egg by Fabergé 1913 - 300th anniversary celebrations of the Romanov dynasty
1913 - Alexei with his mother, Alexandra Nicholas c. 1913 - Nicholas's sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna c. 1914 - Anastasia 27 May 1914 - Nicholas with foundation stone
c. 1914 - Nicholas and Alexei with officers Nicholas among the troops 1914 - Artillery being moved to the front August 1914 - Russian dead after the Battle of Tannenberg August 1914 - Russian prisoners after the Battle of Tannenberg
1915 - Rasputin 1915 - Alexei 5 September 1915 - Nicholas takes command September 1915 - Wounded being carried to a field hospital Make-shift hospital
1916 - Four Grand Duchesses 1916 - Olga and Tatiana working as nurses 1916 - Nicholas and his children 1916 - Nicholas drove a Renault 40-45 c. 1917 - Collecting the dead from the battlefield
February 1917 - Women protesting the cost of food in St. Petersburg February 1917 - Soldiers refuse orders to shoot into the crowd February 1917 - Soldiers join in denouncing the tsar 1917 - Grand Duke Michael Spring 1917 - Nicholas in captivity
Spring 1917 - In captivity at Tsarskoe Selo 1917 - Lenin addressing the crowd October 1917 - Storming the Winter Palace Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg Church on the Blood
1918 - Imperial family as martyrs