An Englishman in the Court of the Tsar: The Spiritual Journey of Charles Syndney Gibbes

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early twentieth century, this fascinating true life account reads almost like a novel Demoralized by the encroaching liberalism of the Anglican Church, Englishman Charles Sydney Gibbes travels abroad in a crisis of faith Finding work as a tutor to the Russian aristocracy, his world is changed forever when he receives a personal iSet against the turbulent backdrop of the early twentieth century, this fascinating true life account reads almost like a novel Demoralized by the encroaching liberalism of the Anglican Church, Englishman Charles Sydney Gibbes travels abroad in a crisis of faith Finding work as a tutor to the Russian aristocracy, his world is changed forever when he receives a personal invitation from Empress Alexandra Fedorovna to become a tutor to her children His intimate connection with the Imperial Family for the next ten years carries him into their mesmerizing world of elegance and nobility, then is shattered by their brutal murders at the hands of the Red Army Following them to Siberia and later continuing on to China, Gibbes eventually returns full circle to Great Britain, there dedicating his life as an Orthodox priest to the memory of the Imperial Family, and the faith he discovered in their distant homeland.
An Englishman in the Court of the Tsar The Spiritual Journey of Charles Syndney Gibbes Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early twentieth century this fascinating true life account reads almost like a novel Demoralized by the encroaching liberalism of the Anglican Church Englis

  • Title: An Englishman in the Court of the Tsar: The Spiritual Journey of Charles Syndney Gibbes
  • Author: Christine Benagh
  • ISBN: 9781888212198
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. American author, Christine L. Benagh, has written a moving biographical and historical journey of an Englishman who went to Russia in 1901 to escape the disillusionment of his faith-shattering theological education. As Charles Sydney Gibbes' reputation as an English tutor in St. Petersburg grows, he comes to the attention of the royal family, whom he eventually serves for ten years until their tragic demise. Through Gibbes' letters and papers, we catch an intimate view of the Tsar, the Empress a [...]

    2. Christine Benagh's AN ENGLISHMAN IN THE COURT OF THE TSAR: The Spiritual Journey of Charles Sydney Gibbes is a biography of a little-known and humble figure who after instruction at Cambridge set off for Moscow, served as tutor to the Russian royal family until their murder, and spent the latter half of his life as an Orthodox priest in Britain. Gibbes is a fascinating figure, but this biography proved unsatisfying because it seems a mishmash of three separate books, none of which are all that g [...]

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