Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.
'A biographer with the instincts of a novelist' New York
'A masterful, intimate and tantalising portrait of a majestic monarch' Publishers Weekly.
'A sensitive and compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman' Newsweek.
'This really is a remarkably well-judged volume ... including such a high level of detail without allowing the narrative to sag is an impressive feat and this book can be heartily recommended as a result' History of Royals.