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 | 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 several lords 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.
There was nothing for the passengers to do but wait and hope someone was on their way to help.
Only three people knew the Carpathia was coming: Captain Smith, Jack Phillips, and Harold Bride. Unfortunately, Smith and Phillips went down with the ship. That left Bride with the responsibility of letting Second Officer Lightoller know help was on the way.
In the evening of Sunday April 14, a few days before the Titanic was scheduled to arrive in New York, all was calm.
There was no moon, the waters were still, and the temperature low. Ice warnings had been coming in from other ships since Friday.
The lookouts in the crows nest were aware and alert. However, at around 11:40 p.m., lookouts Fleet and Lee spotted an iceberg in the distance.
In episode 3, we tackle 12 amazing picks for period film and television. We’ve watched them all, many times. Is there such a thing as too many? We don’t think so!
This is just one list of many to come. Check out the list, with links for trailers!
When the Titanic reached Cherbourg, France, she had to drop anchor since she was too big for the small port. So how did the passengers board, you ask?
White Star, thinking ahead, had Harland and Wolff build two small steamboats to ferry the passengers to the ship. The Nomadic carried the first and second-class passengers, while the Traffic carried the third-class passengers.
In the 1890s, Cunard and White Star — whose full name was the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company — went head to head with one another for the Blue Riband, which was an award given to the ship that made the fastest trip across the Atlantic.
Being the fastest was the same as being the best. And passengers, of course, wanted to sail on the best ship.