Nicholas and Alexandra Characters

Robert K. Massie
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Nicholas is the oldest child of Tsar Alexander III and Empress Marie. As such, he becomes the Tsar upon his father's death. Nicholas, as most royalty, was raised to be the ruler. His family supervised his choice of a wife, preferring matches other than the one he made with Princess Alix. The Romanovs had a successful marriage with the birth of four daughters and one son. The son, Alexis had hemophilia. Nicholas is the last Tsar, since he was the one on the throne when the Russian Revolution occurred in 1917. Nicholas was faced with unrest in Russia almost from the beginning of his rule. He tried to deal with the situation by consenting to a constitution and a parliament, which made Russia a semi-constitutional monarchy that began to come apart as soon as it was formed. When the revolution began, he abdicated his and his son's...

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