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Ivan the Terrible Ivan IV of Russia has been know throughout the West as Ivan the Terrible In Russia he is called Ivan Grozny which would be better translated as Ivan the Awesome but that is not what he is known as in the West So the question arises was Ivan truly the terrible murdered ruling his people with the sword and an iron fist or was there more to his rule than violence Ivan was born August 25th 1530 to Grand Prince Vasily III of Moscow and Yelena Glinskaya When Ivans father died on December 4th 1533 a three year old Ivan was declared Grand Prince of Moscow Ivans mother ruled in his name until her death in 1538 Ivan suspected later on in his life that Yelena had been poisoned by the Boyars After Yelenas death the Boyars ruled in Ivans name until January 16th 1547 when at age 17 Ivan was crowned Czar of all Russia There are many stories that exist about Ivans childhood and that his brutal behavior later in life can be explained by the terrors he witnessed as a child After Yelenas death it is believed that Ivan was neglected and even abused by the Boyars The Boyars would only pay attention to Ivan when his presence was required during a ceremony They would clean him and dress him in fine robes in order to display that the monarchy was stable under this child ruler However after the ceremonies Ivan was stripped of the robes and became like a beggar in his own palace When Ivan was 15 he called the Boyars for a meeting He railed against them for their neglect of him and the nation He told them that he would punish their leader as an example On Ivans command a group of huntsman seized Prince Andrew Shuiksy and threw him into an enclosure where he was devoured by a pack of starving hunting dogs Even
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