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Nicholas and Alexandra - Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Robert K. Massie
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Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

Marie functioned somewhat as an advisor as the new Tsar carried out his official duties. He found his four uncles quite difficult to deal with and he would be dealing with them for the first ten years of his reign as Emperor. As Tsar, he was also the head of the House of Romanov and the manager of the Imperial estate. The Romanov fortune was in the hundreds of millions of dollars but they were usually short of cash. They had seven palaces and fifteen thousand officials and servants that had to be paid and fed. Family members also had to be given an allowance by the Tsar in addition to various charitable causes.

Nicholas wanted business conducted in Russian. He even insisted on Russian being spoken with his children. The only one he spoke English to was Alexandra whose Russian was not...

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