This is the portion where royal history hits some pretty rough waters. Presented here are two revolutions – the American revolution and the Russian revolution.
What started it all? Where would it end? Who were the major players? These are some of the concepts we will analyze throughout.
The American Revolution (1775-1783)
The American Revolution produced our independence from Britain. We went from far-flung colonies to a newly-minted nation. Here at Mandy’s Royalty, we will take a look at the various revolutionary sites around Massachusetts to gain insight into the people who lived here and fought in the war.
The Russian Revolution (1917) *
After centuries of autocratic rule, the Romanov dynasty ended in bloodshed in 1917. As World War I raged, Russia’s political struggles pulled it from the larger fighting and consumed the nation internally.
Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered by the Bolsheviks, a group of revolutionaries who had swept into power and destroyed the monarchy. Nicholas was seen as weak and his wife as scheming, and her dependence on the dastardly Grigory Rasputin enraged the populace.
A weak tsar, a highly suspect German wife, and a “mad monk” advising them was gasoline on the already burning fire of mass starvation across Russia. Eyes turned to Britain’s King George the V – would he give the Romanovs asylum in England? His decision would change history forever.