In this episode she examines the extraordinary reign of Catherine the Great, and the traumatic conflict with Napoleonic France that provides the setting for the novel War and Peace. The ex-serfs were given the leftovers. There was a little box above which I am required to fill in, but I have no idea what it is. Here she explores how, once Catherine had taken the throne, she compensated for her foreign origins by taking careful control of her image, using her portraits and clothes to create a brand that looked authentically Russian yet also modern and sophisticated. At the price of the blood of my people. Lucy tries on traditional Russian clothes.
Other people started doing it. Look what he's doing with his hands. Well, I suppose advertising is all about catchphrases, but lol - that title: 'Empire of the Tsars ; Romanov Russia' is not very novel. Anger against the Romanov regime created a generation of radicals committed to overturning the status quo. During the summer the winds blow from Russia to Finland and I can fully understand the comment about the winged Dracula. She will show how the years 1825-1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried - and failed - to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution.
A 16 year old boy, named Mikhail Romanov was offered the crown and granted absolute power. In 1613, when Russia was leaderless, 16-year-old Mikhail Romanov was plucked from obscurity and offered the crown of Russia. Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty, investigating how the family's grip on Russia unraveled in their final century. Yes, yes, I see that. But Alexander paid the price for opening the Pandora's box of reform when he was blown up by terrorists.
Lucy Worsley, a British reporter travels to Russia to tell the story of the Romanov dynasty. Some would turn to terrorism and, finally, revolution. The situation seemed to be getting away from him. Speaking out came with a risk - after Ivan Turgenev wrote about the appalling life of the serfs in 1852, he was sentenced to house arrest by tsar Nicholas I. That is how he viewed it. Catherine was a woman of huge passions - for art, for her adopted country she was German by birth and for her many lovers. Mikhail was granted absolute power and began the reign of the Romanovs as the most influential dynasty in modern European history.
I noticed that one reviewer really, really hated the host, Lucy Worsley, and the language was very harsh. She was German, after all. I don't want any sunshine and roses but it would be nice if they show some objectivity and realize they act a certain way because their ways, thought process, are different. I once visited Helsinki during the late summer and the mosquitoes there were horrendous compared to the tiny little chaps I have encountered on the Thai — Burmese border. But in Romanov Russia, blood was always intermingled with the gold - these splendid interiors were the backdrop to affairs, coups and murder. Lucy visits the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, once the home of Catherine's vast art collection.
In this first episode, Lucy investigates the beginning of the Romanovs' 300-year reign in Russia. She shows how the years 1825-1918 were bloody and traumatic, as four tsars tried and failed to deal with pressure for constitutional reform and revolution. Lucy relives the pivotal battle of Borodino, when the Russian army finally confronted the French forces; the traumatic destruction of Moscow; and the eventual victory over the French. In the first part, Lucy also takes a look at Peter the Great, the tsar who modernized Russia at the end of the 17th century. Instead, it's an overview of the more important Romanovs--with particular emphasis on Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and how the later incompetent Tsars lost control of the nation by refusing to make meaningful change. But all she had achieved looked set to be undone when Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812.
Just a point about mosquitoes! Thrilling to see that its finally coming! To make sure that his legacy will live, Peter established a new maritime capital, the city nowadays known as Saint Petersburg. Catherine's military success transformed Russia 0:01:15 0:01:19 into a major European power. Line From To In the 1820s, the Romanov dynasty appeared invincible. The direct male line came to end in 1762, when Elizabeth of Russia died. Lucy has a jolly good time in general. Nowadays, the Romanovs are considered one of the in the history of modern Europe.
I suspect the series will be worth watching if only for being visually stunning palaces , Faberge , etc. Throughout his reign, Peter would demonstrate an unwavering commitment to establishing Russia as a naval power, including the creation of a new maritime capital, St Petersburg. She shows how the years 1825-1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried - and failed - to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution. Lucy traces the growth of the intelligentsia, writers and thinkers who sought to have a voice about Russia. But Alexander paid the ultimate penalty for opening the Pandora's box of reform when he was later blown up by terrorists on the streets of St Petersburg.
While it's a good show, it's not complete and in order to be so, the program would have to include several more episodes. His son and heir Alexei suffered from haemophilia; the secrecy the family placed around the condition led them into seclusion, further distancing them from the Russian people. But Catherine struggled to introduce deeper reforms, and the institution of serfdom remained largely unchanged. Rather something than nothing I say! That was one danger, I think, that she faced. Western documentaries on Russia in general tend to be slanted with a subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, over criticism. Speaking out was a risk - after Ivan Turgenev wrote about the appalling life of the serfs in 1852, he was sentenced to house arrest by Tsar Nicholas I. But Catherine struggled to introduce deeper reforms, and the institution of serfdom remained largely unchanged.