- How Europe Failed the Romanovs
- King's Manor
- Sunday 21 October
It has long been the popular view that the Romanovs were not evacuated to safety in 1917-18 because of George V, who changed his mind about offering them asylum in England. Helen will show that the failure to save Russia’s last imperial family was not a simple case of one king’s loss of nerve, and that the responsibility falls to many.
Dr Helen Rappaport is a historian specialising in late imperial Russia and the Victorians. Her 14 books include Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses, Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, 1917.