The Violence, Scandal and Debauchery of the Romanov Dynasty

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Portrait of the Romanov family taken in 1914.

This is a rebroadcast from an interview that originally aired on May 4, 2016. 

For over 300 years, the Romanov tsars ruled Russia, overseeing sweeping culutural and political changes and expanding the size of the empire. In The Romanovs 1613-1918, historian Simon Sebag Montefiore details the lives of the Romanovs, from Peter the Great who oversaw the torture and execution of his son, to Nicholas II, the last tsar, who was executed by the Bolsheviks along with his wife and children in 1918.