The Russian Court at sea [Audiobook] download free by Frances Welch

The Russian Court at sea Audiobook download free by Frances Welch
  • Listen audiobook: The Russian Court at sea
  • Author: Frances Welch
  • Release date: 2011/7/2
  • Publisher: SHORT BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781906021788
  • Rating: 9.19 of 10
  • Votes: 715
  • Review by: Joanna Mangum
  • Review rating: 8.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/21
  • Duration: 2H48M11S in 256 kbps (44.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-21
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, Shorten, MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA (compression LZMA, EML, ZIP, RAR, ACE, TAR.Z, TGZ)
  • Total pages original book: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M49S (4.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left Yalta carrying twenty members of the Russian Imperial Family into perpetual exile. They included the Tsar's mother, the Dowager Empress Marie, and his sister, the Grand Duchess Xenia, Prince Felix Youssupov, the murderer of Rasputin and a man once mooted as a future leader of Russia, and Grand Duke Nicholas, once Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armies. As the ship prepared to set sail, a British sloop carrying 400 White Russian soldiers drew up alongside. The soldiers stood on deck and sang the Russian National Anthem. It was the last time the anthem was ever sung to members of the Imperial Family with Russian territory. The Dowager Empress stood on deck alone. According to the HMS Marlborough's First Lieutenant, nobody dared to approach her. The Russian Court at Sea vividly recreates this unlikely voyage, with its bizarre assortment of warring characters and its priceless cargo of treasures including rolled-up Rembrandts and Faberge eggs - for they were a family riven with hostility and mutual resentment.It is a story, by turns exotic, comic and doomed, of an extraordinary group of people caught up in an extraordinary moment in history when their lives were in every way at sea.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Maritime History, Russian Revolution, European History, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 18.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x216x26mm
  • Weight: 340.19g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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