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Paul Gilbert was born in 1956 in Penzance, England. He has dedicated the last 25 years to researching and writing about the Romanov dynasty, and the history of the Imperial Russia. His primary interest is the life and reign of Russia's last emperor and tsar Nicholas II.


He has been a regular visitor to Russia since 1986, visiting palaces, museums, and archives in St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Crimea. In July 1998, he travelled to St. Petersburg where he joined more than 50 Romanov descendants for the funeral of Nicholas II and members of his family. His most recent journey was to Ekaterinburg in July 2018, where he took part in the Tsar's Days events, marking the 100th anniversary of the death and martyrdom of the Holy Royal Passion Bearers.


He is the founder of the Royal Russia web site (est. 1994), news blog, and Facebook page with nearly 150,000 followers.  


He is also the publisher of more than 40 books on the Russian Imperial family, including the first English translations of Memories in the Marble Palace by Grand Duke Gavriil Konstantinovich, and Last Years of the Court at Tsarskoe Selo in 2 volumes by General Alexandre Spiridovitch. 


He is also the publisher and editor of two bi-annual periodicals: Royal Russia: A Celebration of the Romanov Dynasty and Imperial Russia in Words and Photographs and Sovereign: The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II. 


He is the author of two forthcoming titles: My Russia. Ekaterinburg (2018); and Nicholas II in Post-Soviet Russia (2019).


Paul Gilbert is the organizer and host of the Nicholas II Conference to be held on 27th October 2018, in Colchester, England.


He currently lives in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. 

Founder of the Royal Russia Website

Publisher and Editor of Sovereign: The Life and Reign of Emperor Nicholas II

P. & Ed. of Royal Russia: A Celebration of the Romanov Dynasty and Imperial Russia

Host of "Nicholas II Conference" in Colchester, England on 27th October 2018

Bio of Paul Gilbert "Son of Old Russia"

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