Isle and Empires


Paperback, 448 pages (price includes UK post and packing)

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Isle and Empires by Stephan Roman (Medina Publishing, 2022) focuses on the relationship between the British and Russian Empires and the fascinating and unexpected role that the Isle of Wight played in this story.

While Cowes was the favourite haunt of the Romanov family, it was to Ventnor that Russian and other Eastern European political radicals, writers and poets were attracted, and of particular local interest is Part IV: Wight Russians – Radical Russia in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight which describes how over several years they created a Russian summer colony here, where liberal views were freely explored and debated.

In this updated edition of his book the author asserts that ‘It is important that we understand the history of the British relationship with Romanov Russia if we are to make sense of what is happening today’.

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