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The Lost Crown

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Copyright © 2011 by Sarah Miller

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Miller, Sarah Elizabeth, 1979–

The lost crown / Sarah Miller. — 1st ed.

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Summary: In alternating chapters, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia tell how their privileged lives as the daughters of the Tsar in early twentieth-century Russia are transformed by World War and revolution.

ISBN 978-1-4169-8340-8 (hardcover)

ISBN 978-1-4424-2392-3 (eBook)

eISBN 978-1-4424-2392-3

1. Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868–1918—Family—Juvenile fiction. 2. Russia—History—Nicholas II, 1894–1917—Juvenile fiction. [1. Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868–1918—Family— Fiction. 2. Sisters—Fiction. 3. Kings, queens, rulers, etc.—Fiction. 4. Revolutions—Fiction. 5. World War, 1914–1918—Fiction. 6. Russia—History—Nicholas II, 1894–1917—Fiction.] I. Title.

PZ7.M63443Los 2011
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Content

Chapter 1: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 2: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 3: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 4: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 5: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 6: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 7: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 8: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 9: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 10: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 11: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 12: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 13: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 14: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 15: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 16: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 17: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 18: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 19: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 20: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 21: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 22: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 23: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 24: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 25: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 26: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 27: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 28: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 29: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 30: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 31: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 32: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 33: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 34: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 35: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 36: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 37: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 38: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 39: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 40: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 41: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 42: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 43: Olga Nikolaevna

Chapter 44: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 45: Maria Nikolaevna

Chapter 46: Anastasia Nikolaevna

Chapter 47: Tatiana Nikolaevna

Chapter 48: Olga Nikolaevna

Epilogue

Author’s Note

For More Information

Books & Films

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Cast of Characters

THE IMPERIAL FAMILY

Tsar Nicholas II (
Nicky
): last emperor of Russia
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (
Alix; Sunny
): his wife, a German princess and favorite granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (
Olya; Olenka
): eldest daughter of the tsar; born 1895
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna (
Tatya; Tatianochka; Governess
): second daughter of the tsar; born 1897
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (
Mashka
): third daughter of the tsar; born 1899
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (
Nastya; Shvybzik
): youngest daughter of the tsar; born 1901
Tsarevich Aleksei Nikolaevich (
Alyosha; Baby; Sunbeam
): only son of the tsar, heir to the Russian throne; born 1904

FRIENDS

Buxhoeveden, Sophia (
Isa
): lady-in-waiting and friend of the empress
Dehn, Lili: friend of the empress and Anna Vyrubova Derevenko, Kolya: son of Dr. Derevenko; playmate to Aleksei
Khitrovo, Margarita (
Ritka
): companion of Grand Duchess Olga; former lady-in-waiting to the empress
Rasputin, Grigori (
Otets Grigori
): peasant; friend and spiritual guide to the empress; believed by the imperial family to have healing powers
Vyrubova, Anna (
Anya
): maid of honor and closest friend of the empress

SERVANTS AND MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL SUITE

Dr. Evgeni Sergeevich Botkin: personal physician to the empress
Demidova, Anna (
Nyuta
): maid to the empress
Dr. Vladimir Derevenko: physician and surgeon to the tsarevich
Gibbes, Sidney: English tutor of the imperial children
Gilliard, Pierre (
Zhilik
): French tutor of the imperial children
Kharitonov, Ivan: chef
Nagorny, Klementy:
dyadka
(sailor nanny) to the tsarevich
Sednev, Ivan: footman to the grand duchesses; former crew member on the imperial yacht
Standart
Sednev, Leonid (
Leonka
): kitchen boy; nephew of Ivan Sednev; Aleksei’s playmate in Ekaterinburg
Trupp, Aleksei: footman

REVOLUTIONARIES AND GUARDS

Beloborodov, Alexander: chairman of the Ural Regional Soviet
Glarner: first chief of the Ipatiev house guard; replaced May 13
Goloshchekin, Filipp: military commissar of the Ural Regional Soviet
Kerensky, Alexander Feodorovich: head of the Provisional Government
Khokhryakov, Pavel: Bolshevik responsible for transferring the imperial children from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg
Kobylinsky, Colonel Evgeni Stepanovich: commandant of Tsarskoe Selo garrison from May 1917; commander of the special detachment guarding the imperial family in Tobolsk until spring 1918
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich: head of the Bolshevik Party; leader of the October Revolution and later the Soviet Union
Moshkin, Alexander: Avdeev’s second deputy commandant (Ukraintsev’s replacement)
Nikolsky, Alexander: aide to Commissar Pankratov
Pankratov, Vasili: first commissar in charge of the imperial family in Tobolsk
Rodionov, Nikolai: second commissar in charge of the imperial family in Tobolsk (replaces Kobylinsky)
Skorokhodov, Ivan: guard at the Ipatiev house
Ukraintsev, Konstantin: Avdeev’s first deputy commandant; former imperial soldier
Yakovlev, Vasili: Extraordinary commissar, responsible for transferring the tsar from Tobolsk
Yurovsky, Yakov: last commandant of the Ipatiev house

A Note on Nicknames

In Russian culture, doting nicknames are common and plentiful. Unlike English with its clipped, bouncy nicknames, Russians tend to favor longer, smoother sounds. A girl named Anna might be called Anya, Nyuta, Annushka, or Anechka among family and friends, while a boy named Ivan could go by Vanya, Ivanushka, etc. The more elaborate the nickname, the more intimate and familiar the user.

Russian Words & P hrases

arshin
- an old Russian measurement; approximately 28 inches
babushka
- grandmother
blini
- pancakes
bloshki
- a game similar to tiddlywinks
borscht
- beet soup
Bozhe moi!
- My God!
da
- yes
dacha
- country house
dedushka
- grandfather
dokladi
- reports
dorogaya
- dear, precious
drozhki
- a low, four-wheeled open carriage
duma
- parliament
dyadka
- title given to the sailor nannies entrusted with protecting Aleksei from everyday injury (probably derived from
dyadya
, the Russian word for “uncle”)
dushka
- darling, dear; literally, “little soul”
fortochka
- a small hinged pane (usually 35-45 cm wide) in a larger window, used for ventilation. Also called a Russian window.
galushka
- dumpling
gospodin
- mister
idiotka
- idiot
izvinite
- excuse me
khorosho
- good
kokoshnik
- a traditional Russian headdress, sometimes made of velvet and studded with pearls
konechno
- of course
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