Patriarch Nikon was in his late 20s after Grantville appeared in 1631, and was far from being interested in church reforms. However, Patriarch Filaret and Ivan Fedorovich read about Nikon's historical role from the Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, after which Filaret had seriously considered having the young Nikon murdered, but settled on having him located.
In October of 1635, having been convinced that Filaret was a false patriarch, Nikon and two other priests forced their way into Filaret's private quarters and shot him dead. All three were killed immediately afterward.
- ↑ Grantville Gazette X
- ↑ This scene does not seem to appear in 1636: The Kremlin Games, but does not appear to be contradicted by anything in it.
- ↑ 1636: The Kremlin Games, ch. 67
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