Unquestionably, the name of our town is closely connected with the name of Ivan the Terrible who has lived here for 17 years.
Mikhail Romanov Soon after Tsar Mikhail Feodorovich, the first of the Romanov dynasty and one who never missed a chance to stress his spiritual kinship with Ivan the Terrible had ascended the throne, he turned his attention to the former residence of Ivan the Terrible.
Alexei Mikhailovich This Tsar paid particular attention to the design of the royal buildings not far from Moscow, and surely in Alexandrovskaya Sloboda. During this period Sloboda has become more remarkable settlement than other royal residences, as it was rather spacious, and had larger population.
Fеodor Alexeevich Feodor Alexeevich, the son of Alexei Mikhailovich loved Alexandrovskaya Sloboda dearly. He has been on the throne for 6 years only. But his visits to Sloboda were annual. He found it a splendid place for resting.
Peter the Great On the 15 th of September 1689 the Great Tsar Peter I with his mother Natalia Kirillovna and his first wife Evdokiya Fyodorovna and with his court visited Alexandrovskaya Sloboda during his funny march. For the whole week there were manoeuvres in the fields close to the Sloboda.
Natalia Kirillovna, Peters mother Evdokiya Fyodorovna, Peters first wife
Marfa Alexeevna At the end of the seventeenth and early in the eighteenth century Marfa Alexeevna, stepsister of Tsar Peter I, was imprisoned here, in Alexandrovskaya Sloboda. She was brought there in October 1698, after the investigation of the case of conspiracy by Princess Sophia against Peter the Great disclosed Princess Marfas involvement in it. In May 1699 Marfa, like Sophia, was forced to take the veil. As Sister Margaret she lived in the Convent of the Dormition in Alexandrov up to her death in 1708.
Elizaveta Petrovna In 1727 Peters daughter Elisabeth took possession of Alexandrovskaya Sloboda.
Anna Ioanovna But during the reign of Anna Ioanovna, when Elizabeth as an obvious contender to the throne was in disgrace, she frequently visited Sloboda and at times spent many months there in near- imprisonment.
Ekaterina II Under the decree of Ekaterina II Alexandrovskaya Sloboda was officially proclaimed a town in 1778.
Alexander I On the 23d of August 1823 Alexander Pavlovich, the Emperor of Russia, stayed here for the rest during his trip from Pereslavl- Zalesskiy to Moscow.
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