IN 1866, A CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGE TOOK PLACE BETWEEN PRINCESS DAGMAR OF DENMARK
(DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF QUEEN VICTORIA) AND TSAREVICH ALEXANDER—THE BROTHER
OF THE RECENTLY DECEASED TSAREVICH NICHOLAS.

This expose will make all previous histories of the Russian Revolution obsolete . . . or gone with the wind!

History does repeat itself in marvelous ways....Most people are familiar with King Henry VIII's divorce from Roma over the question of marrying his dead brother's wife. "Church Militant" Pope Julius II had granted King Henry and Catherine of Aragon a "license to sin" or dispensation to commit incest. Catherine could not produce a male heir and that led to Henry divorcing the wife of his dead brother Arthur.

"The King's Great Matter" also led to the divorce from Roma, and the downfall of the Tudor dynasty when the Queen Elizabeth double went to "Purgatory" in 1603.


Tsarevich Nicholas in 1889.
 

The person on the right is not a double but is the top secret son of Tsarevich Nicholas and Viking Princess Dagmar of Denmark.

To avoid confusing the step-brothers we call him Nicholas "Dagmar."

Even a BLIND PERSON could tell the difference between the step-brothers because one was beardless while the other wore a beard!

The switch was made in 1893 when the real Tsarevich was sent directly to Orthodox heaven.

 

 

Nicholas "Dagmar" in 1892.

Nicholas "Dagmar," aka Tsar Nicholas II, and Tsarina Alexandra were the central figures in the Russian Revolution!

Children should resemble either parent if the couple were faithful to their marriage vows and did not commit adultery.....Physically, Nicholas resembled his father, Tsar Alexander III, and Nicholas "Dagmar" resembled his Viking mother.


Tsari
na Maria and Nicholas
in 1889.
 

These 2 men were fathered by 2 brothers with the same mother!

Nicholas' father, Tsar Alexander III, was a physical giant but a mental midget who never expected to be Tsar.

Nicholas inherited his physical but not mental traits.

Russians were astonished because the dowager empress never seemed to age over the years!

 

Dowager Empress Maria and
Nicholas "Dagmar" in 1896.

Nicholas "Dagmar" and Tsarina Alexandra enjoyed a comfortable retirement in England or Denmark, but the 4 Grand Duchesses and Tsarevich Alexis were sent to Orthodox heaven in 1918.

The real Tsarevich was "Prince Charming," and he would have made an enlightened and progressive ruler like Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria.

The planning for the Russian Revolution was very long and complicated, but it does fit together like a solved jigsaw puzzle when all the pieces are available.


Tsarevich Nicholas in 1863.
(Sept. 20, 1843April 24, 1865).
 

The Russian Revolution actually began in 1866 . . . and not 1917.

In April 1865, Princess Dagmar of Denmark became engaged to Tsarevich Nicholas—heir to the Russian throne!

In the Russia Orthodox Church an engagement or betrothal was tantamount to marriage, even though no official ceremony had taken place.

Dagmar's sister Alexandra was the spouse of the Prince of Wales and future Queen Alexandra.

 

NIcholas and Dagmar's official
1865 engagement photo.

The Tsarevich bypassed the Catholic "Purgatory and went straight to Orthodox heaven....A few months later Dagmar was suffering from morning sickness:

By September Dagmar was ill. She had a high fever, headaches, pains in the abdomen and was unable to eat. Her nerves were in shreds and her hair had to be cut short, although may attributed this to ancient mourning ritual. After her recovery she was still very shady for some time and did not even want to ride, although it was her favourite pastime. It reminded her too much of the time Nix first complained of back pain. (Hall, Little Mother of Russia, p. 24.).

Princess Dagmar did give birth to a boy who was named NICHOLAS after her deceased beau.


Tsarevich Alexander in 1865.
 

After the untimely death of Nicholas, his younger brother Alexander was next in line to the throne.

In a clear case of incest or consanguinity, the couple soon announced their engagement.

The "Orthodox" clergy claimed to follow the Bible, but in that case the prohibited union was completely overlooked.

"You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness" (Leviticus 18:16).

 
Alexander and Dagmar's official
1866 engagement photo.

To uncover nakedness was a Hebrew idiom or figure of speech meaning "to marry or have sex with a person." In today's English it would best be phrased as "no kissin' cousins" allowed! JEHOVAH issued strict decrees against consanguinity because ancient Egypt was overrun with "kissin' cousins."

On October 28, 1866, with the blessing of the "Orthodox" clergy, the couple were married in the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Contrary to all expectations, an heir to the throne soon arrived and the couple named him Nicholas.

Baby Tsarevich Nicholas
(1868–1893).
 

 If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They shall be childless (Leviticus 20:21).

Contrary to all expectations, Dagmar soon gave birth to a son who was named Nicholas.

She later give birth to 3 more boys and 2 girls.

It seemed that the Orthodox were exempt from the childless curse of Leviticus 20:21.

 

Tsarevich Nicholas aged 17.

Tsar Alexander was a bear of a man and 6' 3" in height. He could straighten a horseshoe with his bare hands. However, he was totally dominated by Dagmar the Dane, who ran the vast Russian Empire from behind the scenes!


Tsar Alexander III (1845–1894).
 

Tsarevich Alexander became Tsar when his father, Alexander II, was brutally assassinated in March 1881.

Tsar Alexander II had remarried, and he was about to make dynastic changes when "nihilists" blew him up!

Princess Dagmar took the Russian name Maria Feodorovna.

The situation in Russia was like the War of the Roses in England with dynastic intrigues on every side.

 

Empress Maria Feodorovna
(18471928).

In 1891, Tsarevich Nicholas was sent on a grand tour of the countries of the Far East to broaden his horizons and prepare him for his future role as Emperor of Russia.


Tsarevich Nicholas in Nagasaki in 1891.
 

In April 1891, the Tsarevich was almost beheaded when a Japanese "fanatic" attacked him with a sword.

His quick acting companion, Prince George of Greece, blocked the second blow with his cane and saved his life.

That bizarre assassination attempt almost caused a war between Russia and Japan.

 

A pictorial representation of the attack
on the Tsarevich.

The tense situation was diffused when the Emperor of Japan visited the Tsarevich personally and expressed his regret for the attack. The tour was terminated and the grateful to be alive Tsarevich returned to St. Petersburg.


"Prince Charming" in 1889.
 

The Tsarevich was indeed "Prince Charming" and the heart-throb of every girl in the vast Russian Empire.

His last love was Mathilde Kschessinska—the prima ballerina in the Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Their relationship ended abruptly in early 1893 when she reported (incorrectly) that the Tsarevich had left for Libava on the Baltic Sea and Denmark.

 

Prima ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska
(18721971).

Here is a brief quote from the memoirs of the prima ballerina:

On August 10th the Tsarevich and the Emperor left for Libava, and then for Denmark. The Tsarevich did not return to St. Petersburg until the autumn, on October 10th 1893. (Kschessinska, Dancing in Petersburg, p. 38).

Mathilde's memoirs were not published in English until 1960, and by that time all the protagonists in the Russian Revolution were long dead.

In April 1884, Queen Victoria traveled to Coburg in Germany for the wedding of Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse.

The "grandmother of Europe" also celebrated the engagement of Nicholas "Dagmar" to Alix of Hesse


Engagement photo of Nicholas "Dagmar"
and Alix of Hesse, April 8, 1894.
 

After Nicholas "Dagmar" and Alix of Hesse (b. 1872) announced their engagement, the couple returned to London with Queen Victoria.

On top of their agenda in London was the upcoming assassination of Tsar Alexander III.

After a month, Alix returned to Coburg, and Nicholas "Dagmar" returned to Russia to await the death of his step-father!

 
Queen Victoria, "Kaiser Bill," Nicholas "Dagmar,"
and Alix of Hesse at Coburg, April 1894.

Immediately after the engagement of Nicholas "Dagmar" and Alix of Hesse, the mighty Tsar Alexander III became very sick. That was the first time in his life that the physical giant every suffered any kind of illness.


Tsar Alexander III blessing the flags at
Krasnoe Selo, August 1, 1894.
 

On August 1, 1894, a very healthy Tsar Alexander III blessed the flags at Krasnoe Selo.

By the end of August he was feeling very sick so Dagmar ordered him to move south to Crimea to "recuperate."

While in Crimea, a German physician named Ernst Viktor von Leyden diagnosed him with a fatal illness named nephritis.

 

Tsar Alexander III was sent to Orthodox
heaven on November 1, 1894.

Naturally, his German physician was an expert in the use of poison and he expedited Tsar Alexander's trip to the Orthodox heaven. The Tsar showed all the symptoms of poisoning, and he was embalmed quickly because his body was decomposing rapidly.

The Tsar had an elaborate state funeral and was buried in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.

With the real Nicholas in Orthodox heaven, Nicholas "Dagmar" succeeded Alexander III as Emperor of Russia.


The wedding of Tsar Nicholas "Dagmar"
and Alix on Nov. 1, 1894.
 

Normally the Orthodox Church mandated at least a year of mourning for a dead relative.

Nicholas "Dagmar" had no reason to mourn because Alexander III was not his father!

Their wedding took place on Nov. 1, 1894 and the couple were crowned on May 26, 1896.

Alix of Hesse became known as Alexandra Feodorovna.

 
The coronation of Nicholas Dagmar and
Alix on May 26, 1896.

Alix was not very popular with the Russian people because they felt that her appearance so soon after the death of Tsar Alexander III was a very bad omen.


Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana,
Maria, and Anastasia.
 

After the hasty wedding, Nicholas "Dagmar" and the Tsarina had 4 girls in quick succession: Olga,Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia.

Contrary to all expectations, the Tsarina gave birth to a male heir in 1904.

The Tsarevich was named after Tsar Alexis I who reigned during the English Civil War.

Those siblings had no way of knowing the true identity of their father!

 

Tsarevich Alexis (1904–1918)
aged 9.

As far as Nicholas "Dagmar" and the Tsarina were concerned, that boy was totally unexpected....The Tsarina did have help conceiving the boy from a handsome officer of the Tsar's Guard named Prince Vladimir Orloff.

As a young boy he was diagnosed with "hemophilia," which was a good excuse for "Mad Monk" and German spy Gregory Rasputin to visit him frequently in the palace!


Vital links


References

Duff, David. Victoria Travels: Journeys of Queen Victoria Between 1830 and 1900. Frederick Muller Ltd., Fleet Street, London, U.K., 1970.

Hall, Coryne. Little Mother of Russia: A Biography of the Empress Marie Feodorovna. Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers, London, 1999.

Kalantar, Michael N. Russia Under Three Tsars. Irene Vartanoff, Gerrardstown, West Virginia, 2015. Kindle Edition.

Kschessinska, Mathilde. Dancing in Petersburg. The Memoirs of Prima Ballerina Kschessinska. Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1960.

Massie, Robert K. Nicholas and Alexandra. Atheneum, New York, 1967.

Radzinskly, Edvard. The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II. Doubleday & Company, New York, 1992.


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