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Antique Imperial Russian Photographic Postcard Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov

£95.00

Fine antique photogrpahic imperial Russian postcard of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918).

She was Empress of Russia as the spouse of Nicholas II, the last ruler of the Russian Empire. Originally Alix of Hesse and by Rhine at birth, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, she was given the Christian name and patronymic Alexandra Feodorovna and—having been murdered along with her immediate family while in Bolshevik captivity in 1918—was canonized in 2000 as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer.

Alexandra was the last Tsarina of Russia and one of the most famous royal carriers of the haemophilia disease that descended from Queen Victoria. Her reputation for influencing her husband's resistance to the surrender of autocratic authority over the country and her known faith in the Russian mystic, Grigori Rasputin, severely damaged her popularity and that of the Romanov monarchy in its final years.

Size: 13.5 x 9 cm approx

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