Ivan The Horrible: Submissive To His Family

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Due to the fact that Ivan the terrible only appointed people who were submissive to his authority, killed land owners to increase his own power, and controlled the church, Ivan truly was an absolute monarch. To begin, even though Ivan was the heir to the throne, he was treated like a peasant. However, when he was finally crowned czar, he acted very fair and non-power hungry, but when his first wife, Anastasia, died, this all changed. Before his wife, Anastasia, died Ivan had advisers, which included priest Sylvester and Nobleman Alexis Adashev, yet when his wife died, the anger that originated by the way he was poorly treated as a child led to him having these advisers killed. He later appointed new advisers that would allow Ivan to do

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