But her eldest son entered that Tinderbox of discontent, Nicholas II, Who became Russia’s last tsar in 1894.
On a happy note, the same year she married a man of German descent By Princess Alex and Rhine of Hess, One of them Queen Victoria of the United KingdomOf 42 grandchildren. Future Empress Concert Alexandra Fyodorovna at the age of 12 when the groom’s nephew with his older sister met 16-year-old Nicholas II SheGrand Duke’s wedding Sergei Alexandrovich. When “Sweet Little Alex”, the future Tsar mentioned him in his diary, met his sister in Russia six years later, the marriage began in earnest, encouraged by Ella and Sergei.
“It’s my dream that one day I will marry Alex H,” Nicholas II wrote in his diary. “I’ve loved him for a long time, but more deeply and strongly since he spent six weeks in Petersburg since 1889. For a long time, I’ve resisted the feeling that my favorite dream would come true.”
Queen Victoria liked her granddaughter’s future husband as a person but did not approve of the match, wrote in a letter after their engagement, “The more I think about sweet Alicia’s marriage, the more dissatisfied I am. Not for me as a personality. That poor child will be exposed because of insecurity. “
Only Russia has written book after book about the political unrest of that time, leaving the rest of Europe alone and through it all Nicholas II took the deadly step of trying to hang on to the old ways – such as authoritarian rule – and unreadable house temperatures. Which was shining in 1914 with the outbreak of World War I.
Inferior Nicholas II resigned in March 191 and made an inheritance plan to have a brother. Grand Duke Michael Became the next emperor but the Provisional Government, which was formed as a compromise by Dumar, who wanted to maintain stability, and the Marxists of the Petrograd Soviets, who wanted to establish a republic, refused to implement it. After spending a few days as Emperor Michael II, Misha (as he was known) signed his own resignation paper, saying he would only take charge if he decided at the ballot box that he should continue on the highway.
And it was the 304-year reign of the Romans and the Russian crown.