Through this man the Romanovs come to power.
The rather obscure and harmless Romanov family was selected by the Sobor as a compromise in hope of ending the Time of Troubles and bringing peace to ancient Moscovy. Philaret’s son was chosen as the first Romanov Tsar in 1613.
Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.
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