A 3rd event has been scheduled to take place in London during the week in which the Nicholas II Conference will be held in Colchester (an hour by train from London).

Romanov historian and author Coryne Hall will present her new book To Free the Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayal in Europe 1917-1919 at Pushkin House in London, on Wednesday 24th October. London will now host 3 Romanov events this autumn, all of which time in nicely with the Conference.

On a personal note, I will be in London on Wednesday 24th October to attend the exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution, and Coryne Hall’s book presentation at Pushkin House – PG


Join author Coryne Hall for a presentation of her latest book, ‘To Free The Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayals in Europe 1917 – 1919’. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar’s cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas’s abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar’s cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs’ feelings about George V’s involvement.

King George V’s role in the withdrawal of an asylum offer was covered up. Britain refused to allow any Grand Dukes to come to England, a fact that is rarely explored.

When Russia erupted into revolution, almost overnight the pampered lifestyle of the Imperial family vanished. Within months many of them were under arrest and they became ‘enemies of the Revolution and the Russian people’. All showed great fortitude and courage during adversity. None of them wanted to leave Russia; they expected to be back on their estates soon and to live as before. When it became obvious that this was not going to happen a few managed to flee but others became dependent on their foreign relatives for help.

For those who failed to escape, the questions remain. Why did they fail? What did their relatives do to help them? Were lives sacrificed to save other European thrones? After thirty-five years researching and writing about the Romanovs, Coryne Hall considers the end of the 300-year-old dynasty ‒ and the guilt of the royal families in Europe over the Romanovs’ bloody end.

Tickets are £10.00 per person, seating is limited! Click HERE to purchase tickets to this event



Coryne Hall is an historian, broadcaster and consultant specialising in the Romanovs and British and European royalty. She was born in Ealing, West London and developed a fascination for Imperial Russia in childhood when she learnt that her great-grandmother was born in St Petersburg, an almost exact contemporary of Nicholas II. The author of many books, she is a regular contributor to Majesty magazine, The European Royal History Journal, Royal Russia, Sovereign and Royalty Digest Quarterly. She acted as consultant on the Danish television documentaries “A Royal Family” and “The Royal Jewels.”

Coryne has lectured at royalty conferences in England, Denmark, Russia and America. Her media appearances include Woman’s Hour, BBC South Today, the documentaries “Russia’s Lost Princesses” and “13 Moments of Fate”, live coverage of Charles and Camilla’s wedding for Canadian television and co-hosting live coverage of Prince William’s wedding alongside John Moore for Newstalk 1010, Canada. She was also the last person to have a private audience with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She lives in Hampshire. 


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Coryne Hall’s book presentation at Pushkin House on Wednesday 24th October will coincide with two Romanov exhibitions The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution and Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs and the Nicholas II Conference, to be held on 27 October 2018, at St John’s Orthodox Church, in Colchester, England.

© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 15 August 2018