Sovereign No. 6 Spring 2018 Issue – NOW AVAILABLE!


152 pages with 6 Full-length articles – including 4 first-English translations. More than 100 Black and White Photos & Illustrations. The cover features an unfinished portrait of Emperor Nicholas II by Valentin Serov. ISBN 978-1-927604-30-4


The No. 6 Spring 2018 issue of Sovereign: The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II. is now available for sale from the Royal Russia Bookshop.

The following is a list of the articles and their respective authors – this page will be updated with summaries of each article prior to publication: 

Why Didn’t the British Lion Come to the Aid of the Russian Double-Headed Eagle
by Yuri Alexandrovich Zhuk   *1st English Translation 

Zhuk is a prominent Russian military historian, researcher, Doctor of Law, and President of the New Martyrs of the Imperial House of the Romanovs Memorial Fund.

Zhuk presents the case against George V from a Russian perspective. His comprehensive 18-page study – with notes – is thoroughly researched, admonishing the British King for failing to honour his proposal to rescue the Russian emperor and his family. 

Not only was Nicholas II faithful to the Entente, he was George V’s cousin, and also a Field Marshal of the Royal British Army, and had received his Field Marshal’s baton from General Paget and Lord Pembroke at Stavka in February 1916. 

Sadly, King George V bowed to the demands of left-wing politicians in Britain. Other members of the Entente exhibited the same cowardice. Shameful!

The Last Sacred Service Observed by the Imperial Family in Ekaterinburg
by Archpriest Ioann Vladimirovich Storozhev   *1st English Translation 

On the Legal Nullity of the Abdication of Emperor Nicholas II
by Andrei Yurievich Sorokin   *1st English Translation 

Livadia: Crimean Residence of Nicholas II 
by A. B. Popov   *1st English Translation 

Nicholas II and Denmark: A Close Relationship
by Coryne Hall

The Murder and Burial of the Tsar
by Frances McCullagh

Sovereign News
Compiled, Translated and Edited by Paul Gilbert

– 28-page news supplement offers readers with the top news stories and photographs from Russian media sources on the life and reign of Emperor Nicholas II, translated from Russian and presented in English for the first time.

Nicholas II. Emperor, Tsar and Saint Conference
– full details of our conference marking the 150th anniversary of the birth, and the 100th anniversary of the death and martyrdom of Russia’s last emperor and tsar. The event will take place on 27th October 2017 in Colchester, England. Click HERE for more details and to purchase tickets.

Sovereign: The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II is published bi-annually, offering Spring and Autumn issues respectively.

Watch for our advertisements in upcoming issues of Majesty and Russian Life magazines. Current and back issues of Sovereign can be purchased at the Royal Russia Bookshop (Canada), (United States), Booksellers van Hoogstraten (Den Haag, Netherlands), and Librairie Galignani (Paris, France).

© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 10 March, 2018

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