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Nicholas II

Nicholas II, or Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov, (AUDIO: Last of the Romanovs) was the Tsar of Russia of the Romanov dynasty in 1903. (AUDIO: The Wanderer) He was the last Tsar of Russia, having been killed with his whole family in 1918. (AUDIO: Last of the Romanovs)

He was a descendant of Tsar Nicholas I. (AUDIO: The Angel of Scutari)

According to one account, he established the institution later known as the KVI after the Tunguska Event in order to combat alien threats. (PROSE: Trace Memory) However, according to another account, it was set up in the late 19th century by his predecessor Alexander. (AUDIO: The Torchwood Archive)

Nicholas and his wife Alexandra were under the influence of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, known as the "Mad Monk". (PROSE: The Wages of Sin)

In 1917, the October Revolution took place in which Nicholas was overthrown, (PROSE: The Wages of Sin) and was forced to abdicate. Nicholas and his family were held as prisoners while Russia's politicians fought in a power struggle.

The First Doctor served as his personal doctor and examined him during his imprisonment. (AUDIO: Last of the Romanovs)

So that his supporters couldn't rally around him, (PROSE: The Death of Empire) he was executed on 16 July 1918, (AUDIO: Last of the Romanovs) and his body was disposed of on 17 July. (PROSE: The Death of Empire)

Behind the scenes[]

He was played by Hugh Burden in Ten Days That Shook the World, Michael Jayston in Nicholas and Alexandra, Ian McKellen in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny and Ian Beattie in 37 Days.

He succeeded his father, Alexander III.