Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters explores the relationship between Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra, and the roles they played in the lead-up to the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Ever since their brutal murders one hundred 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, presented by historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, explores Nicholas and Alexandra’s complex love story and the couple’s role in the lead up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 which led to their eventual brutal and tragic executions.
Their thousands of love letters are politically, sexually, and personally intimate. They’re also totally damning and all in English. They tell of their affection, sex life (including the secret names for their private parts), their delusions, but above all the road to revolution. From their total isolation, to their political ineptitude and reliance on Rasputin, these private and personal letters chronicle their disastrous leadership in graphic detail. And as the Revolution took hold in the country, their position became increasingly precarious as widespread blame for the country’s woes was aimed solely at the Royal couple.