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The Last Days of the Romanovs


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Robert Archibald Wilton (1868-1925) was a British journalist who worked for the New York Herald in Europe, corresponding on both Russian and German affairs. A fluent Russian-speaker-his father had worked in that country-Wilton served as part of a British contingent with the Russian army during the First World War, and was awarded the Cross of St George. At the same time, he took up an appointment as the Times of London's correspondent in St. Petersburg. As such, he became the Anglo-Saxon speaking world's best-known correspondent from Russia during the last years of the Tsarist regime and the Bolshevist Revolution. After the Revolution Wilton escaped from Russia and took up his former employment with the New York Herald. He died from cancer at the Hertford British Hospital in Paris, after authoring two books detailing his experiences in Russia: Russia's Agony (1918) and The Last Days of the Romanovs (1920).

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