By: Amanda Ratliff
The Romanov family was the second and last imperial family of Russia. They ruled for five generations 1761-1917. The most well-known rulers were Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and the last Tsar of Russia – the martyred Nicholas II. At the time of the Imperial Family’s downfall they were by far the wealthiest royals in the world.
I’ve always been a huge history buff and find the history of the Russian Imperial Family to be fascinating. I thought it would be fun to give a brief outline of who the main players in this tragedy really were as opposed to who the general public “thinks” they were. I hope you enjoy.