Tsarskoe Selo in 1910
Visit the lost fairy-tale Imperial Village of Tsarskoe Selo as it was in 1910 - this rare book was published to commemerate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city and it's full of great detail on the palaces, schools, parks, churches and way of life as it was before the Russian Revolution.
Nicholas and Alexandra - Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia
A time of royal pageantry and political intrigue. Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia, vividly illuminates this pivotal movement in history as it tells the tragic tale of a couple whose love impacted the world. This is an online exhibition from the Hermitage Museum that toured the USA a few years ago.
Six Years at the Russian Court
Margaret Eager was the Scottish governess to the Grand Duchesses when they were young. She wrote this book before the revolution on her experiences at the court and everyday life with the Imperial family. Her book has lots of great first-hand stories of Anastasia and her sisters. The book is very rare and impossible to find - this is an online edition.
St. Petersburg - the Imperial City in 1894
A great account of the Imperial capital as it was in the last years of the 19th century. Stories of Nevsky Prospect, coachman, Imperial Balls at the Winter Palace, gypsies, the White Nights and much more.
Memories of the Russian Court
Anna Vyrubova was a young, aristocratic women who became the close friend of Anastasia's mother, Alexandra. No one was closer to the family than Anna and at times she actually lived in the palace. She was close to Rasputin and endured many horrible trials during the revolution. She escaped to Finland and wrote this book about her life with the Romanovs.
Jewels of the Romanovs
Online exhibition of Imperial Russian Jewels, ikons, uniforms and other treasures from the Imperial Court.
Thirteen years at the Russian Court
This online book was written by Pierre Gilliard, who was a French tutor to the Imperial children. Pierre was extremely close to the family and went into exile with them. Pierre relates many stories regarding Anastasia from his daily life with her in the palace and later when he was imprisoned with them in Siberia. A very readable book.
The Real Tsaritsa
Amazing account by Lili Dehn, friend of the Empress Alexandra, of her experiences with the family. Electrifying accounts of the Revolution from the perspective of a close confidant of Anastasia's mother, who was in the palace at the time.
Alexander Palace Time Machine
Premier site for all things Anastasia and Romanov, over 1,500 pages of history, photographs and more than 20 online books to choose from. Named site of the year by Yahoo and frequently mentioned in the press as the most popular non-commercial history website in the world.
The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna
This online book is a biography of Anastasia's mother, Alexandra, written by her lady-in-waiting, Sophie Buxhoeveden. Countess Sophie survived the Revolution and was involved in the controversies surrounding Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia. This book is full of details about everyday life and exciting stories from this turbulent period in history.
The Emperor Nicholas II - as I Knew Him
Major-General Sir John Hanbury-Williams was a British officer who was assigned as liaison to Nicholas II during World War I. He became quite close to Nicholas and this book is an excellent portrayal of his personality and events in Petrograd and at the Front.