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Ivan the Terrible by Robert Payne, Nikita Romanoff

By Robert Payne, Nikita Romanoff

Czar Ivan IV (1530-1584), the 1st Russian ruler to take the identify czar, is named one of many worst tyrants in heritage, yet few humans one of the normal public understand how he acquired such an notorious acceptance. counting on wide study established seriously on unique Russian assets, this definitive biography depicts an extremely complicated guy residing in a time of easy, harsh realities. Robert Payne, the prestigious writer of many old and biographical works, and Russian student Nikita Romanoff, describe in vibrant and energetic aspect Ivan's callous upbringing; the poisoning of his moment spouse and the homicide of his son; his obsession with faith and sin; his predilection for mass homicide, evidenced through his bloodbath of 30,000 voters of Novgorod; but his outstanding intelligence as a ruler, assisting the expansion of alternate and increasing Russia's borders.

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