Author - Coryne-Hall


Coryne Hall is an historian, broadcaster and consultant specialising in the Romanovs and British and European royalty. She was born in Ealing, West London and developed a fascination for Imperial Russia in childhood when she learnt that her great-grandmother was born in St Petersburg, an almost exact contemporary of Nicholas II.

The author of seven books, she is a regular contributor to Majesty Magazine, The European Royal History Journal, Royal Russia, Sovereign and Royalty Digest Quarterly. She acted as consultant on the Danish television documentaries “A Royal Family” and “The Royal Jewels.”

Coryne has lectured at royalty conferences in England, Denmark, Russia and America. Her media appearances include Woman’s Hour, BBC South Today, the documentaries Russia’s Lost Princesses and 13 Moments of Fate, live coverage of Charles and Camilla’s wedding for Canadian television and co-hosting live coverage of Prince William’s wedding alongside John Moore for Newstalk 1010, Canada. She was also the last person to have a private audience with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. She lives in Hampshire.

Coryne is the author of Little Mother of Russia and assisted Princess Olga in the writing of Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov. Find out more about them by clicking the cover images below.

Endorsements of Coryne’s writing

“This is a judiciously admiring tribute to a tough, resourceful and engaging woman.”
The Spectator

“This book is a very enjoyable and entertaining read. I wanted to know more about this woman … and this book fills the void. It provides you with a lot of information about Marie’s life. I have more respect for this woman than I did before. She had her faults – she was human – But what she did before, during and after her reign as Empress of Russia is truly amazing.”
5* Customer review on Amazon.

“There aren’t many books about the empress Marie so I was really looking forward to reading this one and I wasn’t disappointed. Its well written in an easy to understand way. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”
5* Customer review on Amazon.

“Mathilde Kschessinska had a very long and interesting life, which was filled with drama and intrigue. Coryne Hall’s well written biography adds much new information to what is already known about this exceptional woman.” (Imperial Dancer)
5* Customer review on Amazon.

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