Simon Sebag Montefiore

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:05 pm on 29 March 2016

You can't make this stuff up: a family that rules a vast empire for 300 years by using torture against their enemies. A family that throws wild parties including dwarfs jumping out of pies. The House of Romanov is one of the greatest dynasties in history that ended with the execution of Tsar Nicolas II and his children in 1918. British Historian Simon Sebag Monteflore tells the epic story of the family and how their rule still defines Russia today in his book Romanovs: 1613 to 1918