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Monday, May 19, 2008

Vladimir II Monomakh

On this date in our family history . . . the 19th day of May . . . in the year 1125 . . . Vladimir II Monomakh dies . . . this Grand Prince of Russia is an 11th great-grandpa of Ivan the Terrible . . . and is currently believed to be a 26th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history timeline . . .

A Short History of Russia By Lucy Cazalet: "Text not available"

"Vladimir was a scholar and left a book of Instructions for his sons in which he exhorts his children to have the fear of God in their hearts to be true to their word not to be slothful but to judge the people in person and to be free in the entertainment of envoys and visitors whether they be rich or poor humble or important for it was by them that good or evil report was circulated 16 HISTORY OF RUSSIA "

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