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The Romanovs & The Russian Revolution

The October Revolution of 1917 has gone down in history as the only Russian Revolution that really mattered. But Lucy Worsley reveals that the earlier revolution in February that year was downplayed in Bolshevik history books and films despite the fact that it was the truly spontaneous popular uprising that swept the Czar from power.

The Romanovs & The Russian Revolution

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The October Revolution of 1917 has gone down in history as the only Russian Revolution that really mattered. But Lucy Worsley reveals that the earlier revolution in February that year was downplayed in Bolshevik history books and films despite the fact that it was the truly spontaneous popular uprising that swept the Czar from power.

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    Episode 6 Preview | The Romanovs & The Russian Revolution

    S1 E6 - 30s

    The October Revolution of 1917 has gone down in history as the only Russian Revolution that really mattered. But Lucy Worsley reveals that the earlier revolution in February that year was downplayed in Bolshevik history books and films despite the fact that it was the truly spontaneous popular uprising that swept the Czar from power.

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    The Czar's Abdication

    S1 E6 - 2m 18s

    With the risk of Russia being overrun by Germany and calls for a republic, Nicholas must decide whether he wants to abdicate, ending 300 years of Romanov rule.

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    The Execution of the Romanovs

    S1 E6 - 1m 58s

    Inside their prison called the House for Special Purposes, the Romanov family is brought down to the basement where they are met with bullets and bayonets.

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