After reading the first-hand account of Heinrich von Staden, here are the questions I have:
- How often did Ivan IV ride out with the Oprichniki?
- Why did he allow for the burning of churches if he was a holy man?
- Why were all the places he slept all burned afterward?
- On pg. 153 it mentions “Aleksei [Basmanov] and his own son [Fedor], with whom the Grand Prince indulged in lewdness were killed.” What exactly does von Staden mean by “lewdness?” Was he implying that Ivan IV was bisexual?