since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
Cousins, sometimes friends most of the time enemies...but cousins regardless...Is eerie how they were all related, and of course cousins of Edward in England as well, and they couldn't live peacefully with each other.
In the photo the Kaiser's withered arm is carefully hidden. He had an awful childhood and needed to prove himself. The British couklld have saved the Tsar but refused. Not much family love there.
The problem was more Nicholas than British. If Nicholas would have accepted a constitutional monarchy, I believe, he would have been rescued. As long as he was alive he would be the details facto leader of the Russian government in exile. This would have made greatly unwanted havoc with the British public and by that to the King and politicians.
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