The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicolas II and the Russian Imperial family is a grim watershed in twentieth-century history. Andrew Cook's fresh investigation of the story solves one of the great modern-day mysteries.
The author draws on forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret service records to reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue attempt (led by Major Stephen Alley) and the Secret Service mission inside Russia, after the Romanovs' murder was reported, to discover the awful truth about their fate.
Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian and the author. He is the historical consultant for the Channel Five Jack The Ripper - Tabloid Myth documentary (in the hugely popular Revealed strand) being broadcast in May 2009. He has also been presenter and historical consultant on a number of successful Channel 4 documentaries including Prince Eddy: The King We Never Had, Three Kings at War and Who Killed Rasputin? in the BBC Timewatch strand. He lives in Bedfordshire.