Em­press Alexan­dra’s bed­cham­ber

All About History - - THE ROMANOVS -

As the Em­press Alexan­dra suf­fered from ill health she spent a lot of time in bed in her bed­cham­ber, which was dec­o­rated in the florid English style that the Em­press par­tic­u­larly favoured. The room was filled with hun­dreds of re­li­gious icons and sev­eral lamps burn­ing rose oil, which was so pun­gent that it could still be smelt a decade af­ter the Ro­manovs had left the palace.

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