A Royal Russian Polymath

Philip Bullock presents a portrait of Russian grand duke Konstantin Romanov and asks what light he sheds on our understanding of 19th-century Russia.

A member of the ruling Romanov dynasty, he was a poet, a champion of the arts and a friend of Tchaikovsky and, like the composer, he was homosexual.

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Philip Bullock presents a portrait of Russian grand duke Konstantin Romanov and asks what light he sheds on our understanding of 19th-century Russia.

A member of the ruling Romanov dynasty, he was a poet, a champion of the arts and a friend of Tchaikovsky and, like the composer, he was homosexual.