Prince Edward of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor) with Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich Alexei and Prince George of Wales (later George V) at Cowes. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1910

Prince Edward of Wales (later the Duke of Windsor) with Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich Alexei and Prince George of Wales (later George V) at Cowes. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1910

Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia. Nicholas II – (The Romanov dynasty) is remembered because of his poor ability to govern Russia. The decisions of the Tsar provoked the Russian Revolution of 1905. The Tsar Nicholas II's ignorance led to 'Bloody Sunday'. The events of bloody Sunday resulted in resentment for the Tsarist government, the articulation of revolutionary ideas, and the influence of leadership on revolutionary movements.

Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia. Nicholas II – (The Romanov dynasty) is remembered because of his poor ability to govern Russia. The decisions of the Tsar provoked the Russian Revolution of 1905. The Tsar Nicholas II's ignorance led to 'Bloody Sunday'. The events of bloody Sunday resulted in resentment for the Tsarist government, the articulation of revolutionary ideas, and the influence of leadership on revolutionary movements.

Tsar Nicholas II entering the Kremlin gate for his coronation, 1896.

Tsar Nicholas II entering the Kremlin gate for his coronation, 1896.

Tsar Nicholas II in Balmoral castle. 1896. Here Tsar Nicholas II is with (from left to right) Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna, Grand Duchess Olga, Queen Victoria, and Edward, Prince of Wales. The Tsar said he hated Balmoral Castle as it was 'colder than Siberia' !

Tsar Nicholas II in Balmoral castle. 1896. Here Tsar Nicholas II is with (from left to right) Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna, Grand Duchess Olga, Queen Victoria, and Edward, Prince of Wales. The Tsar said he hated Balmoral Castle as it was 'colder than Siberia' !

Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia.   "AL"

Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia. "AL"

Firm friends: Tsar Nicholas II and King George V were cousins and close friends thanks to their mothers

WW1 Royal family rift revealed in stunning portraits

Firm friends: Tsar Nicholas II and King George V were cousins and close friends thanks to their mothers

Empress Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Olga, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Balmoral  (1896)

Empress Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Olga, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Balmoral (1896)

Profile of Tsar Nicholas II...as handsome as they come, and as dumb as a box of rocks...still, that beard...!

Profile of Tsar Nicholas II...as handsome as they come, and as dumb as a box of rocks...still, that beard...!

Tsar Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia & 5th child & only son Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (1904-1918) Russia

Tsar Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov) (1868-1918) Russia & 5th child & only son Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (1904-1918) Russia

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