Originally published in hardback as Ella Princess, Saint and Martyr, the definitive biography of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna is now released in revised e book and paperback format as The Life and Death of ELLA Grand Duchess of Russia to commemorate the 150th anniversary of her birth Described as the Most beautiful princess in Europe , and a woman capable of arousing profane passion , this is the story of a woman whose life combined privilege and tragedy, love and riches, conviction and courage, humanity and inhumanity A granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Ella was born Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine At 20, her marriage to the hardline Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, who became the victim of terrorist assassination, like the marriage of her younger sister Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas II, was partly responsible for the fall of the Imperial House of Romanov In her widowhood and against great opposition, Ella established the first convent community of its kind in Moscow As the ordained abbess of the Order of Saints Martha and Mary, Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna worked tirelessly with the sick, needy, outcast and untouchable inhabitants of the city s slum districts Brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks at the height of the Russian Revolution, Ella was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church as the Holy Imperial Martyr Saint Elisabeth Romanova This study is based on a wealth of original material, much of it previously unpublished, from the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, the Hesse State Archives in Darmstadt, the State Archives of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and the Russian State Historical Archives in St Petersburg....
|Title||:||The Life and Death of Ella Grand Duchess of Russia: A Romanov Tragedy|
|Publisher||:||Albert Bridge Books Second edition October 11, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||380 pages|
|File Size||:||961 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Life and Death of Ella Grand Duchess of Russia: A Romanov Tragedy Reviews
I really enjoyed the book. It gives a vivid and realistic account of the daily life of Ella up to her vicious and cruel death.
A very well written book. I knew very little about Ella before I read this book.
Very well written. The author used the honest facts and stated what they did or did not prove.
I've read several books about Elizabeth (Ella) and this is my favorite. It goes into much greater detail about her childhood and seems to have been written with better access to source material from the German side of the family. I bought the Kindle version which is not advisable if you would like to see the photos which look like postage stamp versions of the paper version.
Fascinating biography of one of the most beautiful princesses of Europe From Grand Duchess to nun to martyr and Saint I just visited her grave at St Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem
Perhaps the most informative and comprehensive biography of this saintly Grand Duchess, and a unique look at her, mostly happy, marriage to the usually defamed Grand Duke Serge. Warwick keeps the story focused on her, not on her more famous sister, the Empress Alexandra. Thoroughly enjoyable and a compelling read.
In reading other biographies of this era I had began looking for a biography of Ella. Christopher Warwick is always my go to author. A fascinating woman who met a devastating end. I like how Mr Warwick investigates modern myths and arrives at conclusions that dispel or verify aspects of those myths. It is always hard to read biographies of historical characters when you know their chilling fate and this was exceptionally difficult. This is a faithful account of the very real woman who is later canonized a saint. As with other Warwick biographies I can highly recommend. Gbash
Christopher Warwick is an extremely talented and dedicated biographer. The research that was done to bring this remarkable woman back to life was pain staking. No stone was left unturned in order to allow the reader to step back in time before the first World War to watch Ells grow from a Princess and favored grand-daughter of Queen Victoria; to her marriage to a Grand Duke and uncle of the last Tsar of Russia; to a widow who had given up all earthly belongings to create a religious order to care for the poorest and sickest of herr adopted country men and women. She bravely faced down the mercenaries that murdered her husband and harassed her as she continued to care for the lost and forgotten. I am so proud of the work that has gone into making the book more accessible to a wider variety of readers in time for the 150th anniversary of Ella's birth. The fact that she is now recognized throughout Europe as a Saint and Martyr will hopefully encourage readers to learn more about this remarkable woman who played a great role in history. Happy reading!