NICHOLAS II, RUSSIA LAST TSAR
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
At the beginning of the 20th century, Nicolas II, heir to the Romanov dynasty, may be the most powerful monarch on the planet, but he can’t help thinking he was cursed. He strives to do the right thing, but from assassination attempts to military fiascos, his reign is marked by disasters.
Only one thing really matters to him: to care for his wife, Alix, a fragile woman with whom he is very much in love and who gave him five beautiful children. Alexis, the heir to the throne, is suffering from an incurable disease and the Empress falls under the spell of a so-called healer, the infamous Rasputin.