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Ivan IV (Ivan Vasilyevich) (1530

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Child hood of Ivan IV

By: Efraim Cooper

The date was August 25th, 1530, when Elena Glinskaya, the wife of Ivan Vasili (Ivan III), gave birth to a son in Moscow. Ivan Vasili was waiting for a son for years because he believed his own brother was not fit to receive the throne. In the eyes of his father, Ivan IV was the future of Russia. The Russian people also treasured Ivan IV because they were pleased with his father and expected the same from him.

On December 3rd, 1533, Ivan IV lost his father at the age of 3. Immediately Ivan was put on the throne. Since Ivan was too young to rule his mother ran the kingdom for him. His mother Elena is viewed as a great leader for the short time that she ran the kingdom. Elena created an armistice with Lithuania and to Sweden. Elena only ruled for 5 years due to being poisoned by the Boyars (Royal family). They poisoned her in order to take control of Russia. His Uncle Yuri was also killed when he tried to remove Ivan from the throne.

As Ivan's kingdom was inherited by the boyars, the problems began. Ivan had no impact on the Russians, because they barely knew who he was. Around the palace there was always fighting due to who should control the kingdom. The two most prominent Boyar families, the Shuisky and the Belsky families where constantly fighting against each other. In the midst of all this Ivan was ignored. The Boyars did not feed Ivan, they did not offer medical help, and Ivan was often a beggar in his own palace. It is even said that Ivan was molested in his own palace. A depressed Ivan took his anger in horrible ways. It is said that Ivan threw cats and dogs out of the Kremlin windows. Ivan was involved in gangs going around beating elderly women. Ivan was deeply involved in alcohol to soothe his depression. The Boyars made a grave mistake by making the ruler depressed.

Efraim Cooper   Link to this

Child hood of Ivan IV

By: Efraim Cooper

The date was August 25th, 1530, when Elena Glinskaya, the wife of Ivan Vasili (Ivan III), gave birth to a son in Moscow. Ivan Vasili was waiting for a son for years because he believed his own brother was not fit to receive the throne. In the eyes of his father, Ivan IV was the future of Russia. The Russian people also treasured Ivan IV because they were pleased with his father and expected the same from him.

On December 3rd, 1533, Ivan IV lost his father at the age of 3. Immediately Ivan was put on the throne. Since Ivan was too young to rule his mother ran the kingdom for him. His mother Elena is viewed as a great leader for the short time that she ran the kingdom. Elena created an armistice with Lithuania and to Sweden. Elena only ruled for 5 years due to being poisoned by the Boyars (Royal family). They poisoned her in order to take control of Russia. His Uncle Yuri was also killed when he tried to remove Ivan from the throne.

As Ivan's kingdom was inherited by the boyars, the problems began. Ivan had no impact on the Russians, because they barely knew who he was. Around the palace there was always fighting due to who should control the kingdom. The two most prominent Boyar families, the Shuisky and the Belsky families where constantly fighting against each other. In the midst of all this Ivan was ignored. The Boyars did not feed Ivan, they did not offer medical help, and Ivan was often a beggar in his own palace. It is even said that Ivan was molested in his own palace. A depressed Ivan took his anger in horrible ways. It is said that Ivan threw cats and dogs out of the Kremlin windows. Ivan was involved in gangs going around beating elderly women. Ivan was deeply involved in alcohol to soothe his depression. The Boyars made a grave mistake by making the ruler depressed.

Efraim Cooper   Link to this

Child hood of Ivan IV

By: Efraim Cooper

The date was August 25th, 1530, when Elena Glinskaya, the wife of Ivan Vasili (Ivan III), gave birth to a son in Moscow. Ivan Vasili was waiting for a son for years because he believed his own brother was not fit to receive the throne. In the eyes of his father, Ivan IV was the future of Russia. The Russian people also treasured Ivan IV because they were pleased with his father and expected the same from him.

On December 3rd, 1533, Ivan IV lost his father at the age of 3. Immediately Ivan was put on the throne. Since Ivan was too young to rule his mother ran the kingdom for him. His mother Elena is viewed as a great leader for the short time that she ran the kingdom. Elena created an armistice with Lithuania and to Sweden. Elena only ruled for 5 years due to being poisoned by the Boyars (Royal family). They poisoned her in order to take control of Russia. His Uncle Yuri was also killed when he tried to remove Ivan from the throne.

As Ivan's kingdom was inherited by the boyars, the problems began. Ivan had no impact on the Russians, because they barely knew who he was. Around the palace there was always fighting due to who should control the kingdom. The two most prominent Boyar families, the Shuisky and the Belsky families where constantly fighting against each other. In the midst of all this Ivan was ignored. The Boyars did not feed Ivan, they did not offer medical help, and Ivan was often a beggar in his own palace. It is even said that Ivan was molested in his own palace. A depressed Ivan took his anger in horrible ways. It is said that Ivan threw cats and dogs out of the Kremlin windows. Ivan was involved in gangs going around beating elderly women. Ivan was deeply involved in alcohol to soothe his depression. The Boyars made a grave mistake by making the ruler depressed.

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