The Crown Season 5: What really happened between the British Royal Family and the Romanovs?

Unlike most of The Crown’s fifth season, the show’s sixth episode does not take place in the 1990s. Instead, the episode flashes back to World War I–era Britain, sharing the story of The Queen’s grandfather, King George V, and his relationship with the Romanov family who met their tragic end during Russian Revolution. The sad story of the Romanovs left many viewers wondering what really happened between them and the British Royal Family – with the question on everyone’s lips being ‘did King George V really betray the Tsar?’

Who were the Romanovs?

The Romanov family were the reigning imperial house of Russia, known as The House of Romanov, between the years 1617 to 1917. During the years covered on The Crown, which focuses on the World War I–era, the household was headed by Tsar Nicholas II, the Emperor of Russia.

Nicholas married one of Queen Victoria’s favourite granddaughters, Alexandra Feodorovna, also known as Princess Alix of Hesse, in 1894. Together the pair had five children; Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei. 

Tsar Nicholas and Alexandra Pose with their children

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What happened to the Romanovs?

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