From Splendor to Revolution. The Romanov Women, 1847–1928. The early 1850s until the late 1920s marked a turbulent and significant era for Russia. During that time the country underwent a massive transformation, taking it from days of grandeur under the tsars to the chaos of revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. At the centre of all this tumult were four women of the Romanov dynasty: Marie Alexandrovna, Olga Constantinovna, Marie Feodorovna and Marie Pavlovna. [St. Martin’s Press/February 2011]