Ella's worldview comes into conflict with that of Sergei’s as they moved from their home in St Petersburg to the ancient Russian metropolis of Moscow. Meanwhile, conflict at home and abroad causes Ella's world to change forever.
Ella leaves her (relatively) simple upbringing in Darmstadt for the opulence and rampant excesses of life in St Petersburg as the wife of a Romanov.
Maud of Wales became queen of a newly formed country in one of the most turbulent times in modern European history.
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Today we look at a woman who married into a kingdom that doesn’t get much coverage in mainstream history - Maud, a daughter of Bertie, the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VII.
We last left Sophia on a boat into exile. She would end up in Switzerland, but she wouldn't be there for long.
Sophia became Queen of Greece at a great tipping point in its history. It would be a very turbulent reign.
Sophia of Prussia settles into her kingdom, which was new in more ways than one.
The daughters of Queen Victoria grew up at the height of the Victorian era - their granddaughters would be left to pick up the pieces. Today, we begin the second half of this season with Princess Sophia of Prussia.
A brief (well not really) telling of the lives of Victoria's other two daughters.
In this third part of The Mothers of World War I, we are introduced to Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's youngest daughter and constant companion.
Alice continues her efforts to improve the lives of her people but personal tragedy and a deterioration in relations with her husband marred the final decade of her life.
A little update on the podcast.
In which Alice gets married and moves to Hesse, opening up a whole new period in her life where she would leave a huge lasting impact on the lives of countless men and women in the grand duchy.
Princes Alice was Queen Victoria’s most underrated child, whose influence both intended and not intended was every bit as important as that of Vicky and Bertie and she packed it into a sadly short life full of ambition, courage, tragedy and determination.
Things didn’t go great for Vicky in the last episode. And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
Vicky had been one of the few voices in the kingdom who had seen through Bismarck's actions But to no avail.
Today, we will be taking a look at Vicky’s time as Crown Princess of Germany, particularly focussing on her relationships with her ever expanding brood of children.