The Life and Death of Ella Grand Duchess of Russia: A Romanov Tragedy

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  1. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    "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."

    Will begin reading this asap. :love:

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  2. Booklady

    Booklady Powers

    Thanks for sharing, DesertStar7
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  3. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    Another Royal nun. If memory serves me right, the mother of Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh became a nun
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  4. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    I don't know.

    Elisabeth Romanova is/was his great-aunt.
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  5. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thank you, DS:love:
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  6. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    Perhaps this is what I'm remembering
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  7. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers


    I watched this last evening.

    A remarkable woman, Royal or not.

    Some of the content will be shocking, but then Princess Alice was afflicted with bouts of mental illness.

    A brave, courageous lady. Not afraid "to get her hands dirty" -- literally.
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  8. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    yes, I was introduced to her while watching "the Crown" very very interesting and Prince Philip seemed embarrassed of her....
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  9. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    The things I could say about Prince Philip, but he was her beloved son, so... :censored:
  10. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    The last Empress / Tsarina of Russia, Ella's sister, Alexandra Feodorovna:

    A very excellent short video.

    I'd read (new to the Romanovs) that her eldest daughters volunteered as nurses to wounded soldiers...(and that's enough of spoilers!).
  11. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

    A video about Elisabeth, produced by the folks who put together "The Romanov Royal Martyrs" book (, including the (previous post) video about her sister, Tsarina Alexandra:

    The series of videos:

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