Ivan the Terrible and his Oldest Son

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Published Jul 19, 2022, 7:01 AM

A living, male heir was essential to a monarch in the 16th century who wanted a secure dynasty. So why did Ivan the Terrible, the first Tsar of Russia, murder his only viable heir to the throne? The story might be more complicated than the way it's been told for centuries.

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