Talks

Russian Apocalypse: the tragedy of the last Romanovs
by Peter Warwick

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017

The momentous events in Russia 100 years ago are retold by one of our most popular speakers

Russian Apocalypse: the tragedy of the last Romanovs

The lecture describes the collapse of Tsarist Russia and focuses on the life and murder of Nicholas II and his family; a story told in part through the innocent perspective of his teenage daughters, the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, and his young son, Tsarevitch Alexei. Using contemporary photographs and paintings it features the Romanov dynasty, the Russian Revolution and the ghastly end.

Peter Warwick is an author, historian, NADFAS lecturer and organiser of high-profile commemorative events.  He chairs three organisations: The 1805 Club, which conserves the graves, monuments and memorials of the sailing navy of the Georgian era; The New Waterloo Dispatch, which arranged 21 ceremonial events in 2015 commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and is now developing the legacy of Waterloo based on a celebration of the Idea that is Europe; and Thames Alive, which staged the Magna Carta 800 River Relay at Runnymede, and in 2012 organised the manpowered squadron of The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and the London 2012 Thames Olympic Torch Relay. Peter is a founder and trustee of The Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana. 

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