It is my fervent hope that this highly anticipated book will at long last, tell the truth about the much slandered tsar. Biographies and studies of his life and reign by Western historians are rife with the same myths and lies planted more than a century ago by the Bolsheviks.
Russia's last emperor and tsar was not the indecisive, weak-willed, incompetent monarch, which his detractors have led us to believe. He was surrounded on all sides by incompetent ministers and generals, as well as his own relatives. At the end of his reign, he was betrayed by the Entente, as well as his British and European royal relatives. His now infamous quote "all around me there is treachery, cowardice, and deceit", speaks volumes. It is time for a new and honest assessment of Nicholas II's reign, one which reflects the difficult times in which a crown of thorns was placed on his head.