Festival talks by Frances Welch

67. THE IMPERIAL TEA PARTY: FAMILY POLITICS AND BETRAYAL – THE ILL-FATED BRITISH AND RUSSIAN ROYAL ALLIANCE

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Before King George infamously denied his Romanov cousins asylum when the Bolsheviks were closing in, there were three extraordinary encounters between the British and Russian royal families. Although well intentioned and generally hailed as successes, Frances Welch will show that these meetings, beset by misunderstandings and misfortunes, were to have far-reaching consquences for twentieth century Europe and beyond.

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