Sue Woolmans

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Institutional Affiliation: Independent Scholar

Brief Bio (max 100 words):

I am the co-author of 2 books:

25 Chapters of my Life – The Memoirs of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna   &

The Assassination of the Archduke – Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder That Changed the World

I specialise in 19th century European and British royal history, with a specific interest in the Habsburg court of Franz Joseph and the Romanov court of Nicholas II. I use personal aspects to offer an insight into the lives of court members.

Being London based, I have assisted numerous authors with their archival research in institutions such as the British Library, the Royal Archives and the National Archives.

I have also given talks at the Edinburgh Festival and the Western Front Association. And contributed to St Andrews University’s Heirs to the Throne research project

Current research projects on modern:

I am visiting the Royal Archives to assist with research on Queen Victoria’s family next month. And I am booked to give two lectures next year.

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

I’m working on the life of Nikolai Krasnov, the architect who worked for the Romanov and Serbian courts.



Dr Cindy McCreery
Department of History, A18 Brennan MacCallum Building, University of Sydney