Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix) (1872-1918)

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Has anybody seen this youtube channel The Romanov Royal Martyrs ?

It pretty interesting and gives a very different portrayal of Nicholas II than what we generally get.

The same thing goes for the book The Romanov Royal Martyrs

To me it seems that Nicholas II generally is portrayed either in a very bad light or in a very positive light, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
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Video of Tsar Nicholas II and his family:

On October 20, 1905 Tsar Nicholas II allowed the Poles to speak Polish to help quell the revolution in the Kingdom of Poland.
Alix was the much in-love wife of Nicholas; in order to marry him she had to change her life under several points: she was a devote Lutheran, and had to convert to Russian Orthodox; she was German, but had to give up her "germanophilia" and tried to become as Russian as she could (at least politically; under several other points, she sensationally failed); last but not least, she marry the Tsar and Autocrat of All the Russias, and therefore changed her political views (even supposing that before her marriage she was a liberal and supporter of the Constitutional Monarchy) becoming a strong supporter of the autocracy: as wife of the Autocrat it was simply her duty.

Btw, under this point Alix wasn't the only "failure" among Queen Victoria's descendants: i.e. Alix' cousin, the German Emperor Wilhelm II, who despite being the son of two liberal parents and the grandson of Queen Victoria (and despite the strong admiration he felt for his grandmother) wasn't liberal at all and definitely preferred autocracy.
Kaiser Wilhelm made diplomatic blunders but he was not autocrat, Prussia had universal sufferage, and was miles ahead of Russia in many things. Alice and Nicholas didn’t play safe and smart.
Empress Alexandra's Name Day in Livadia on April 23, 1912
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