In this episode Lucy Worsley explores the complicated history of the Russian Revolution. She dresses up as Tsarina Alexandra.
Worsley kicks off this episode with the start of World War I and the Russians were suffering. The October Revolution is more complicated than what you originally thought. The Revolution was fueled by the growing anger towards the Romanovs because of the bloody suppression he took part in. Alexandra was mistrusted by the Court, as well as the complicated relationships between the royal families of Europe.
She also covers Rasputin and the gossip that surrounded him, and how the Tsar and Tsarina's relationship with him made the Russian people distrust the family. One of the historians discussed the rumors that surrounded him and Alexandra and concluded there was no affair between them.
Also factoring into the Russian Revolution was how the War turned against the Russians and the key to the Russian Revolution were the Women.
You can use this episode of the series in the classroom when there is a sub in the room. Unless you want to use it as a supplement for a lecture in a history classroom.
You can highlight, copy, and paste the questions into a Word, GoogleDoc or Google Classroom document for use in school or home school. Format it the way you want to. All questions after formatting should fit onto one page.
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Writing a paper on Queens or Princesses for a class? Check out History of Royal Women website/database. It's a perfect database for the history of Royal Women.
You'll discover a variety of royal women and their lives. I remember when the authors first started the blog, they had their set up by countries. In the past five years they really expanded their content and now sort royal women according to the countries where they ruled and now have a drop down menu of the royal women. When you click the country it will take you to a list of the royal women and then from there you can pick an article to read.
There are special series where one royal woman is focused on for the year, the authors highlight places to visit and what books have been published about royalty. The first royal woman of the year was in 2016 and it was a year of blogging about Queen Mary I of England. Each blog in the "Year of Series" features facts about their life, any children that were born to that queen, life facts, reign facts, and any thing interesting about the royal. In 2018, it was the year of the Last Romanovs, since it was the 100th anniversary of the death of Nicholas and Alexandra. Not only did they feature Nicholas and Alexandra and their family, but the other Romanov women who were killed due to the Russian Revolution.
If you need a book for your reading list, then check out their suggestions. If you're taking a trip, then look at the places where they visited to see what you would like to add to your itinerary. If you need something for a class, then check out their suggestions and their articles. Then check out the their sources to get more information for that research paper.
Each article is well written and thought out. The authors are excellent at citing their sources and are fantastic at incorporating photos into their blog. It also helps that Historical Dramas are a popular genre and that there's excellent period dramas out there. When there are no paintings or illustrations of the royal, they use content from period dramas. They also have a Google Translate button, so even if you don't speak English you'll be able to find the information you need.
I didn't realize that South Korea still had a royal family and that there was an American that married into it. In school I had read the Royal Diary, Seodonk, the Queen of Silla and it was through this blog I learned about some additional Korean royalty including Consort Jang. This lead me to the Korean Series Dong-Yi. They authors just recently posted an article about the Royal Women of the German TV series Maximilian.
2020 was the year of Queen Wilhelmina, so what will 2021 bring, we'll find out soon.
Teachers, students and homeschoolers will be able to find something on this website. Even if you're not a teacher, student or homeschooler, and curious about royal women this is an excellent website to satisfy your curiosity. I highly recommend that if you need a quick background on a royal woman for a high school paper head on over to History of Royal Women.
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