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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 1870 - Nicholas with his mother Maria Feodorovna Nicholas 1878 - Nicholas, 10 years old 1881 - Nicholas
1881 - Assassination of Tsar Alexander II 1881 - Pogrom: Plundering a Brandy Shop 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 1892 - Members of the Romanov family
Nicholas out shooting 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 Nuptual crown of the Romanovs 1894 - Commemorative coin c. 1895 - A commemorative watch 1896 - Three generations
c. 1896 - First 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 - Nicholas crowns Alexandra
14 May 1896 - Coronation of Nicholas and Alexandra 1896 - Silk imperial crown 14 May 1896 - Coronation procession 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 16 July 1897 - Nicholas hosting King Chulalongkorn of Thailand 1900 - Nicholas and Alexandra's first three children
1901 - Tolstoy and Nicholas 1903 - And then there were 4 11 February 1903 - Nicholas dressed as Alexis I 11 February 1903  - Grand Duke Michael 11 February 1903 - Alexandra dressed as Maria Ilinichna
11 February 1903 - Imperial costume ball 11 March 1903 - We promise... 19 April 1903 - Victim of the Kishinev pogrom April 1903 - Victims of the Kishinev pogrom 1903 - Kishineff must be paid for - with interest
1903 - Haunted by the victims of Kishinev 1904 - In the center is a depiction of the April 1903 pogrom in Kishinev 1904 - Alexei, the son and heir 1904 - Russian about to eat a Japanese 1904-5 War with Japan - Nicholas at Bobrujsk train station
1904-5 War with Japan - Russian army headed to the front 1904-5 War with Japan - Battleship Tsarevitch 1904-5 War with Japan - Battle of Liaoyang 1904-5 War with Japan - Battle of Liaoyang 1904-5 War with Japan  - Russian bear
22 January 1905 - Bloody Sunday massacre January 1905 - Out-of-Touch 8 February 1905 - The ghost of Louis XVI 1904-5 War with Japan - Japanese firing on Port Arthur 1904-5 War with Japan - Russian battleship attacked and sinking
1904-5 War with Japan - Battle of Tsushima Nicholas at leisure 1905 - Nicholas waking from a nightmare 14 June 1905 - Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin September 1905 - US President Theodore Roosevelt to Nicholas:
1906 - Olga, 11 years old 1906 - Maria, 7 years old c. 1906 - Alexei 1906 - Aftermath of a Jewish pogrom 13 April 1906 - Mark Twain dethroning Nicholas with his pen
1907 - Alexandra 1907 - Tatania c. 1908 - Cover of a calendar c. 1908 - Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra 1908 - The happy couple
June 1908 - Alexei with his sailor nanny Andrei Dereven'ko c. 1910 - Royal cousins 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
1913 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 of the army September 1915 - Wounded being carried to a field hospital Make-shift hospital 1915 - Red Cross Easter Egg with Imperial portraits
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- Room of the Grand Duchess Tatiana Imperial jewelry
1917 - Grand Duke Michael c. 1917 - Postering Spring 1917 - Nicholas in captivity 1917 - Grand Duchess Tatiana carrying a litter of dirt 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