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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 arouOriginally 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 This study is based on a wealth of original material, much of it previously unpublished, from the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, the Hesse State Archives in Darmstadt, the State Archives of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and the Russian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....

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  • Gina Basham
    2019-05-03 22:20

    ThoughtfulIn 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