November 19, 2011

November 19: Ivan the Terrible Kills His Son, 1581

At best, Ivan the Terrible was only intermittently sane. In 1581, in a fit of anger, he dealt his son a death blow.

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Pictured above: Ivan the Terrible at his son's deathbed. Painting by Wjatscheslaw Grigorjewitsch Schwarz, 1864.

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