Based on exclusive access to MI5 documents and newly discovered Russian papers, the true fate of the Romonovs. The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family is a cause celebre of twentieth-century history. Andrew Cook's re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia after the family's reported deaths to discover the truth about their fate.
Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian, author and TV presenter. He has also been presenter and historical consultant on a number of hugely successful Channel 4 documentaries including The Riddle of the Romanovs, Prince Eddy: The King We Never Had, Three Kings at War and Who Killed Rasputin? in the BBC Timewatch strand. His other books include Ace of Spies ('A myth-shattering tour de force' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE; 'Makes poor 007 look like a bit of a wuss' THE MAIL ON SUNDAY), M: MI5's First Spymaster ('A brilliantly researched biography' STELLA RIMINGTON; 'Serious spook-history' ANDREW ROBERTS) and To Kill Rasputin ('If you thought you knew how Rasputin met his end and who was responsible, think again' ANDREW ROBERTS). He lives in Bedfordshire.