When Queen Victoria died in 1901 she left behind an extended family network that spanned nine European thrones. This dynasty was the very pinnacle of high society and family members referred to themselves as “The Club”. But from the moment Queen Victoria died “The Club” was doomed. Long forgotten royal correspondenceadmiralty telegrams and secret service records discovered by historian Dr Andrew Cook reveal an amazing trail of events leading from the build up to war, through King George’s astonishing refusal of asylum to his cousin Tsar Nicholas, to a previously unknown desperate rescue plan involving the British secret service, and a mission to deepest Siberia to try and save the Tsar and his family. It’s an incredible story played out against a backdrop of global war and revolution a moment in time that would change the course of the 20th century.