Saturday, 23 July 2016

Nicholas II’s Letter to His Uncle

Nicholas in his letter to his uncle Grand Duke Vladimir in November 1896 wrote “… To avoid quarrels and strain in the family, I constantly concede, and end up looking like an idiot, without will or character!  …”

The letter confirms Nicholas’ recognition of the perception of him from the beginning. Rumors spread beyond the family and inner circle.


  1. I only have part of the letter that was published in Russia with a November 1896 date.