Read more about the article Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia episode 3 – The Road to Revolution
Empire of the Tsars - Romanov Russia episode 3 - The Road to Revolution
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Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia episode 3 – The Road to Revolution

Empire of the Tsars - Romanov Russia episode 3 - The Road to Revolution: Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty, investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. She shows how the years 1825-1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried - and failed - to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution.     Lucy finds out how the Romanovs tried to change the system themselves…

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Read more about the article Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia episode 2 – Age of Extremes
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Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia episode 2 – Age of Extremes

Empire of the Tsars - Romanov Russia episode 2 - Age of Extremes: This episode she examines the extraordinary reign of Catherine the Great, and the traumatic conflict with Napoleonic France that provides the setting for the novel War and Peace.     Lucy Worsley continues her journey through Russia in the footsteps of the Romanovs, the most powerful royal dynasty in modern European history. Lucy begins in the 18th century, when the great palaces of the Romanovs were built.…

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Read more about the article Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia episode 1 – Reinventing Russia
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Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia episode 1 – Reinventing Russia

Empire of the Tsars - Romanov Russia episode 1 - Reinventing Russia: Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries. It's an epic tale that includes giant figures such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the devastating struggle against Napoleon in 1812, and the political murders of Nicholas II and his family in 1918 which brought the dynasty to a brutal end.    …

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Apocalypse Stalin

Apocalypse Stalin: Who was Stalin? The man who defeated Nazism? The 'Little Father of the Peoples'? Or the greatest criminal of his time?   Part 1: Demon     Episode covers Joseph Stalin's early life and his early political activities which resulted in his rose to power with the help of Lenin. June 1941 Hitler has thrown himself into a fight to the death against Stalin. Two decades earlier, in 1917, Joseph Jughashvili from Georgia is a member of Lenin's…

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The Art of Russia

The Art of Russia is a series in which art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the incredible story of Russian art - its mystery and magnificence - and until now a story untold on British television. The Art of Russia Part 1: Out of the Forest     He explores the origins of the Russian icon from its roots in Byzantium and the first great Russian icon, Our Lady of Vladimir to the masterpieces of the country's most famous icon painter,…

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