Recording of Louise Hardiman's lecture on Elizaveta Feodorovna and The Martha-Mary Convent

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After her husband's assassination by a terrorist in 1905, Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna sold her jewels and used the proceeds to found a unique convent in Moscow - the Martha and Mary Community of Mercy. Learn about the life and tragic fate of the convent and its founder, Elizaveta Feodorovna, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and sister of the last Russian empress. In this "Second Saturday" online lecture, Dr. Louise Hardiman explores the rich artistic history of the convent church and its cultural contexts, encompassing the national artistic revival in late imperial Russian art and the history of British-Russian relations. The presentation features unique artifacts from the Russian History Museum collection.