On 15 November 1581, Godunov was present when the Tsar murdered his own eldest son, the crown prince Ivan.
Godunov tried to intervene but received blows from the Tsar's sceptre.
Godunov's career began at the court of Ivan the Terrible.
He is mentioned in 1570 for taking part in the Serpeisk campaign as an archer of the guard.
A conspiracy of other boyars and of Dionysius II, Metropolitan of Moscow, sought to break Boris's power by divorcing the Tsar from Godunov's childless sister.
The attempt proved unsuccessful, and the conspirators were banished or sent to monasteries.
He was descended from the Tatar Prince Chet, who went from the Golden Horde to Russia and founded the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma.
Boris was the son of Feodor Ivanovich Godunov "Krivoy" ("the one-eyed") (died, c. His older brother Vasily died young and without issue.
Then Boris Godunov ordered the Uglich bell clapper – "tongue" – to be removed, the bell to be flogged in public and sent to exile in Siberia along with the townspeople who had not been executed.The elder Ivan immediately repented, and Godunov rushed to get help for the Tsarevich, who died four days later.Three years later, on his deathbed, Ivan IV appointed a council consisting of Godunov, Feodor Nikitich Romanov, Vasili Shuiski and others to guide his son and successor of Russia Feodor I, who was feeble both in mind and body: "he took refuge from the dangers of the palace in devotion to religion; and though his people called him a saint, they recognized that he lacked the iron to govern men." Upon his death, Ivan also left the three-year-old Dmitry Ivanovich (1581–1591), from his seventh and last marriage.Without Freddy Krueger’s terrifying, razor-blade fingers, Robert Englund—star of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies—-can’t escape the choke hold applied by his wife, Nancy.Charlie Sheen and fiancée Kelly (Twins) Preston are utterly cat-tivated during the filming of his new movie Cadence, which is being directed in Canada by Charlie’s dad, Martin.The following year he became an oprichnik – a member of Ivan's personal guard and secret police.