Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and Her World (1807-1873)

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The Russian Great Reforms of the 1860s were the last major modernizing effort by the Romanov dynasty. From 1855 to 1861, Grand Duchess Elena, born Princess Charlotte of WA1/4rttemberg (1807-1873), acted as the spokeswoman for the reform-minded circles of Russian society, bringing before her nephew Emperor Alexander II a group of civic-minded experts who formed the core of the committee that prepared the greatest and most complex of the reforms, the abolition of serfdom in Russia. The Grand Duchess's involvement in these ...

Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and her World (1807-1873) 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472457011

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