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Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« on: January 08, 2006, 05:19:10 PM »
I was doing some work on Michail Feodorovich Romanov and his son Alexi Michailovich Romanov this afternoon and came across the following which I thought some might be interested in:

Principle reasons Michail Feodorovich Romanov was chosen Tsar:

"In February 1613, they selected as their new tsar, Mikhail Romanov, the frail sixteen-year-old son of Filaret Romanov, himself still in Polish captivity.  Earlier, Godunov had forced both of Mikhail's parents into cloistered religious life, and for a while the boy had been separated from his parents.  He was now with his mother, still a nun, at a monastery a few hundred miles northeast, near Kostroma.

Mikhail was clearly a compromise candidate, chosen only after weeks of debate and maneuvering.  He was probably elected for the following main reasons:

(1) Unlike some foreign candidates, hew was Russian and Orthodox;

(2) The Romanovs were a distinguished noble family, who had close ties with the last of the Daniilovich line - Filaret was a nephew of Ivan's "good wife," Anastasia;

(3) Many Cossacks supported Mikhail, partly because his father had once been close to Pseudo Dmitri II and his rebel forces, which included many Cossacks;

(4) Mikhail was not tainted by charges of power-grabbing or self-serving or of collaborating with the Poles, as were some other boyars.  Russians could see this young man as being, like themselves, a victim of the times;

(5) Mikhail had a great advantage his father would not have had: He was young, inexperienced, possibly malleable, and less of a threat than his father might have been to other individuals or political factions.

With the election of Mikhail Romanov and his July coronation, the tumultuous Times of Troubles finally came to an end.  Three centuries of Romanov rule now began."

Source: Moss, Walter G.. A History of Russia - Vol 1: To 1917. PO Box 9779, London SQ19 7QA, ENGLAND: Wimbledon Publishing Company, Anthem Press, 2002.  Page 167.

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Re: Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 03:52:48 AM »
true reasons. but wasn't his father still alive at the time and expected to influence the son?
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Re: Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006, 06:25:37 PM »
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true reasons. but wasn't his father still alive at the time and expected to influence the son?


Filaret was alive.  He was a prisoner of King Sigsmund of Poland.  He wasn't released until after Mikhail was on the throne.  He did act as "co-Tsar" until his death.

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Re: Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 03:10:57 AM »
exactly. so the youth is probably not the most valid reason, since it is known that filaret was practically in power after his son became tsar
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Re: Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006, 02:41:59 AM »
Yes, I think that  the only reason was Filaret.
Axtually, he had to be a tsar, but it was not
possible because the father had to become a monk after the prison.
Mikhayl became the cover tsar.
Actually the country was ruled by Filaret and his wife, mother of Mikhail.

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Mikhail Romanov chosen as Tsar
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 11:42:34 PM »


300 Years to the day today,february 21st 1613, Michael Romanov ascended the Throne of Russia.
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Re: Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 12:07:17 AM »
And thus many will celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty in their own special way!

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 01:46:49 AM »
And thus many will celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty in their own special way!

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Grin..ofcourse...400 Years dearest Belochka..!!..slip of the keyboard... ::)
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Re: Reasons why Mikhail Romanov was chosen as Tsar
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 07:56:45 AM »
Principle reasons Michail Feodorovich Romanov was chosen Tsar:
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(2) The Romanovs were a distinguished noble family, who had close ties with the last of the Daniilovich line - Filaret was a nephew of Ivan's "good wife," Anastasia;

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna's Imperial House flaunts a huge family tree showing this "dynastic connection": http://www.imperialhouse.ru/eng/index.html
I find it odd that they only flaunt the affinity or alliance, i.e. in-law-relationship (through a woman!), and not the Romanovs' direct Rurikid descent through female lines.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 08:01:25 AM by Превед »
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