So here, then, were the “crown jewels” all along: not the gems of the Zemblan monarchy, much less those of the romanovs.
They are now the quarry of the Russian Tsar, and only the romanovs and their guests possess the privilege of hunting them down.
For no throne was less secure than the throne of the romanovs.
The family that ruled Russia from the seventeenth century until the Russian Revolution. Empress Catherine the Great and Czar Peter the Great were Romanovs.