BORIS DAVYDOVITCH( Russian prince, prince of Polotsk after 1215.)
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Neither the record nor the German chronicles not kept any mention of Boris. However Tatishchev under the 1217 Year shall communicate it to the following: "Boris Davidovich, . Prince of Polotsk, . married the second time in Svyatohne, . Pomerania daughter of Prince Casimir, . woman beautiful and cunning, . which, although it was supposed to take the Greek law, . but do not let go of a Roman priest,
. Having a son, Vladimir, and Wojciech, she hated stepsons, cornflowers and Vyachka, and through the nobility inspired them thought to ask his father in Dvina region. Boris sent them away with regret, and stepmother, exploiting the lack of young, good princes, began to drive them loyal boyars and build their edinozemtsev the degree of the higher ranks of state. Dissatisfied with the people demanded the expulsion of foreigners and the return of Boris' eldest sons. Then Svyatohna on behalf tysyatskogo Simeon, mayor of the Warrior and the steward Dobryni, its main enemies, composed a letter to the stepson, urging them to overthrow his father from the throne, to execute, stepmother and younger brother, Vladimir. This letter was handed to credulous Prince Boris. Called accused boyars: they swore his innocence. But friends Svyatohny, not listening, they killed them. Many believed libel, but Vasilko B. find a way to expose the slander stepmother. On the day of the Savior people rose at the sound of the veche bell, Svyatohnu taken into custody, killed or drove out all pomoryan and without doing any harm to Prince Boris, the boyars sent for his son Vasilyok.