Letters reveal Russian history
The Tsar and Empress: Secret Letters, SBS, Tuesday at 7.30pm
EVER since their brutal murders 100 years ago, the world has been fascinated by Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Empress Alexandra.
Through the couple’s politically damning, sexually intimate and personally revealing letters, this two-part docu-drama explores Nicholas and Alexandra’s complex love story.
Having survived the challenges of a long-distance relationship as well as incompatible religious upbringings, their relationship blossomed and the two were eventually married as the young Tsar assumed control of the Russian Empire.
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb (pictured) then explores the couple’s role in the lead-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 which led to their eventual brutal and tragic executions.