Unlike the Salem trials, the witch hunts of Europe, Scotland, and England ended with thousands dead. The worst of the worst definitely took place in Europe. Between 1400 and 1775, about 50,000 people lost their lives. Twice that number were accused and put on trial.
The murder of 11 people was complete. All that was left for Yakov Yurovksy and his men to do was take the bodies into Koptyaki Forest and get rid of them.
The October Manifesto was signed on October 30, 1905. The Russian people were thrilled, Nicholas wasn’t. The October Manifesto was a blow to his autocratic power. Now the people could have a Duma, an elected body they put into office. For the first time, people could say what they wanted without being beaten or arrested. But, there were also people who opposed the Manifesto.
The mourning period for Alexander III is finally over, and now the young Tsar and Tsaritsa can finally be crowned in May 1896. Olga is six months old at this point, but while mom and dad were on their way to Moscow for their coronation, little Olga was left behind.
The Romanov family had ruled Russia for almost 300 years. And like many monarchs before the Romanovs, they believed that it was God who gave them the power to rule Russia. The Divine Right to Rule as it was called, the Divine Right of Kings. St. Petersburg was, for centuries, the seat of the Tsar of Russia. From here, the Tsar ruled over 130 million people from all different backgrounds.
Episode 8 tackles the second half of Queen Mary Stuart’s life: Plot against Rizzio Darnley’s grizzly end Marriage to Bothwell Mary’s imprisonment and end Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RadioPublic | iHeartRadio | Android Assassination of Rizzio by Lords & Co. On Saturday, March 9, 1566 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Mary and some of her friends were dining and enjoying themselves, including David Rizzio. Darnley and Read more…
It was a cold winter when young Mary Stewart was born at Linlithgow Palace on December 8, 1542 as the only surviving heir. Mary’s father was James V, son of James IV and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII of England. Her mother was Marie de Guise, the second wife of James V and daughter of Claude the Duke of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon, one of the most powerful families in France.