Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport. (Photo by Oliver Edwards)


  • How Europe Failed the Romanovs
  • King’s Manor
  • Sunday 21 October
  • 14.00–15.00

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.


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