Friday, December 14, 2018

The Romanovs Adrift SHIPPING!!!!

Dear Readers and Subscribers,

Wirth great satisfaction, we began shipping orders our newest book, ROMANOVS ADRIFT!

The authors, Greg King and Penny Wilson, best describe their excellent work:

"Romanovs Adrift offers a biographical compendium covering all members of the Dynasty between 1913 to the escape from Russia of Grand Duchess Vladimir. Individual chapters focus on Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra; the five Imperial children; the Dowager Empress and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich; the Vladimirs; Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna; Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich; Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich; the Konstantinovich Grand Dukes; the Nikolaievich Grand Dukes; the Mikhailovich Grand Dukes; the Russian Grand Duchesses Abroad; and the Leuchtenberg, Oldenburg, and Mecklenburg families.

Romanovs Adrift draws on both published works and on unpublished sources, including German diplomatic reports on Empress Alexandra Feodorovna; the unpublished memoirs of tutor Charles Sidney Gibbes; the State Archive of the Russian federation; and the State Public Library, Russian National Library Collection, in St Petersburg."

The book is hardcover, 288 pages, richly illustrated and available now!



Romanovs Adrift is available for immediate shipping at AMAZON:

Monday, December 10, 2018

New Book: The Romanovs Adrift

Eurohistory's 31st book, The Romanovs Adrift, is out now and selling on AMAZON.COM!

In 1913, the Romanovs celebrated three hundred years of seating on the Russian Imperial throne. Great fanfare and hope accompanied the celebrations. A year later, Imperial Russia entered a "war to end all wars," with the hope of "being back home for Christmas." It was not to be.

Instead, in February 1917, after years of administrative and military ineptitude and incompetence, the Russian people had enough of its government's inefficacy and corruption. The consequences, as it turned out, changed the world. Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown; members of the Imperial Family faced persecution, arrest, financial instability, uncertainty, and worse. This is the compelling story of how the Romanovs dealt with glory, war, revolution, persecution, imprisonment, and escape!

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Friday, November 23, 2018

New books arriving soon...

After a much-needed hiatus to reboot and collected research, Eurohistory is bringing its reading public two new publications!
Romanovs Adrift: The Russian Imperial Family in 1913-1919 will ship on December 5, 2018!


The Royal House of Bavaria (Volume I) is in final stages of layout and will go into production in early December. We are aiming for shipping in late January 2019, just in time to commemorate the 150th anniversary off the birth of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria – "The best king Bavaria never had!"

Sunday, October 28, 2018

V Royal Gatherings in The Hague

This year, for the fifth such gathering, EUROHISTORY and Hoogstraten English Bookstore welcome participants to Royal Gatherings in The Hague!

The lectures to be presented include:

Saturday, November 10:

9:45 – 10:00 – Opening remarks

10:00 – 10:45 – W. Vermeulen: "Ludwig, a disappointed King."

11:00 – 11:45 – G.J. Frisch: "King Georg V of Hannover."

12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 – S. Zimmermann: "Carol & Elisabeth of Romania."

15:00 – 15:45 – M. Bloks: "Carolina of Orange-Nassau."

16:00 – 16:45 – A. Béeche, "The Duke – Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha." 


At 7:30pm we will host "Long-table dinner at the Bookstore" @ Noordeinde 39. The price is €35 per person. The menu is French cuisine and the price includes: Main course (also a vegetarian option), drinks, (wine, soda, etc.), and coffee/tea with cakes.

Please let us know if you are planning to join this dinner!

Sunday, November 11:

10:00 – 10:45 – D. Salvia Ocaña – "The Roya House of the Two Sicilies."

11:00 – 11:45 – K. Tice: "The Kaiser's Daughters-in-Law."

12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 – H. Vickers: "Queen Mary."

15:00 – 15:45 – S. Symons: "The House of Hesse and their Schlößer."

16:00 – 16:45 – A. Béeche, "The Kaiser's Fall and Arrival at Amerongen."

If you wish to attend the gathering, we may still be able to fit you in. Simply contact us ASAP at:

See you in The Hague, Arturo & Annet

Sunday, August 12, 2018

+ Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1928-2018)

HRH The Margrave of Meißen has informed us of the death of his aunt Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, last surviving child of the late Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meißen, and of his late wife the former Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn und Taxis.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Imperial Russia: Centennial of the Assassination of the Imperial Family

This evening (July 16-17) we reach the fateful centennial of the martyrdom of the Russian Imperial Family.

On the evening of July 16/17, 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Olga Nicholaevna, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nicholaevna, Grand Duchess Marie Nicholaevna, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaevna, and Tsesarevich Alexei Nicholaevich, accompanied by four loyal servants, were assassinated by Yakov Yurovski and his posse in the basement of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, the most Bolshevik city in post-Tsarist Russia.

The Imperial Family were kept under various forms of house arrest for nearly 17 months, starting immediately after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. This imprisonment brought them from the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, to the Governor's Mansion in Tobolsk, ending inside the lugubrious prison that the Ipatiev House eventually became.

At times, the Imperial Family were treated with respect and deference. Contact with the outside world was sporadic. Visitors were few and far between. Members of the former ruling dynasty were kept at bay. Some messages managed to get to them; replies managed to get out. It was nearly 17 months of difficulty for the Tsar and his entourage. They arrived in Tobolsk with a retinue of nearly 40 staff. By the time Yurovsky sealed their fate, only four loyal servants remained. They would also be martyred in that small basement in Yekaterinburg.

Tsar Nicholas and ten other victims met a harrowing end at the hands of their jailers. Barrages of bullets came in deadly waves. Smoke filled the room. The stench of gunpowder, blood and flesh ... the presence of death overpowering. Those who were not killed by the bullets, were stabbed and rifle butted. It was a frenzy of brutality; a vicious culmination to a heinous act.

The bodies were disposed later that early morning. Their whereabouts remained unknown for over six decades. When finally found, the site was kept secret for fear of Soviet retaliation.

In death, Tsar Nicholas II and his legacy were vilified, as was the entire tsarist period. Was he an effective ruler? That is a question over which entire books have been written. As a political leader, Nicholas II left much to be desired. yet, he was a product of his environment. As a husband, although loving, devoted, and loyal, he allowed his love for his wife to cloud his better judgement. As a father, Nicholas II seems to have excelled. His children were devoted to him, just as he was devoted to them. As Head of House Russia, Nicholas II failed. Many have criticized other Romanovs for seeking to save themselves from the revolutionary tsunami that engulfed Mother Russia. Yet, as Head of House, Nicholas II forgot that he was responsible for the survival of his dynasty. He isolated himself from other Romanovs. He caused an unbridgeable rift within the dynasty. He ignored their warnings. He led the Romanovs into an abyss of death, poverty and exile.

And yet, Nicholas II did not deserve to die in the manner that Yurovsky and his minions secured his horrific ending. His wife, their children, and those four loyal servants, did not deserve to meet the death that was reserved for them.

Let us not forget as we observe this dreadful centennial that many other members of the dynasty met equally harrowing deaths.

The night after the murders in Yekaterinburg, six other Romanovs met a brutal end in a forest outside there town of Alapaievsk. This second group of martyrs included: Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna, Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich, Prince Ioann Konstantinovich, Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich, Prince Igor Konstantinovich, and Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley, as well as Sister Barbara, Elisabeth Feodorovna's faithful companion. Their end was just as vicious as that met by the Yekaterinburg martyrs.

Nearly a month before the ghastly events of Yekaterinburg, Grand Duke Michael Nicholaevich and his faithful secretary were brutally assassinated outside Perm.

And yet, the Bolshevik butchery was not at an end...

In January 1919, four other Grand Dukes were executed inside the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress: Paul Alexandrovich, Dimitri Konstantinovich, Nicholas Mikhailovich, and George Mikhailovich.

Today, as we remember the victims of Yekaterinburg, Alapaievsk, Perm, and Petrograd, we must be reminded that violence begets violence. Imperial Russia, as difficult as it was for many, does not compare in the brutality and reign of terror that ensued. Modern Russia deserves better than what it has...for the reign of Putin is far worse than the Romanovs ever inflicted on their subjects.

May They Rest in Peace ...

In remembrance of the Imperial Martyrs, Eurohistory will be releasing this Fall 2018, a book authored by Greg King and Penny Wilson. ROMANOVS ADRIFT – The Russian Imperial Family in 1913-1919 catalogue sin amazing detail the tragedy that consumed the last years of the dynasty as it headed to an avoidable abyss.

Thew Hessian Grand Ducal Family


Ernst Ludwig and Alix of Hesse and by Rhine with their sister Irene and her
husband Heinrich of Prussia


Princess Alix and her father Grand Duke Ludwig IV


Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine


A royal gathering in Coburg, April 1894


Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in 1895


Tsesarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich


Tsar Nicholas II in England
Tsar Nicholas II 

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexei Nicholaevich
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna


The Imperial Family


Tsar Nicholas II and Tsesarevich Alexei Nicholaevich


The Imperial Family


Tsar Nicholas II


Tsar Nicholas II during the Great War


Tsar Nicholas II imprisoned at the Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo
Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley


Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna


Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich


Grand Duke Michael Nicholaevich and Nicholas Johnson


Grand Duke Dimitri Konstantinovich


Prince Igor Konstantinovich


Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich


Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich


Grand Duke George Mikhailovich


Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich


Prince Ioann Konstantinovich

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Funeral of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma

Family and friends of the late Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma gathered at the Hotel des Invalides (Paris) this morning to bid farewell to his earthly remains.

Besides his close family, other royals in attendance included: Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and his brother Prince Jean, the Prince and Princess of Venice, as well as Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia. Several of the late prince's Danish descendants traveled to France to pay their respects to their father and grandfather.





Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Eurohistory: Issue CXVII, Volume 21.1 Printing!

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It is with much pleasure that we announce that Issue CXVII, Volume 21.1 is printing. This is the first issue of our 22nd year of publication!

Inside Issue CXVII you will find the following articles:

1. The Return of Prince Nicholas of Romania, by Seth Leonard (with the cooperation of Nicholas and Alina-Maria de Roumanie)


2. An Imperial Bicentennial: The Tsar Liberator, by Coryne Hall

3. Grand duke Adolf Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, by Marlene Eilers Koenig


4. WHO IS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH: The Family of there Infante don Carlos, by Arturo E. Beéche


5. Wittelsbach castles and palaces in Bavaria, by Susan Symons

6. Book Reviews

7. Royal News

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