The History of the Ottoman Empire

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Hey everyone! Long time no see! In this episode, I cover the reasons for the long break between episodes, sorry about that! And then we get into the last stand between Suleiman's sons after his wife was no longer there to keep them civil. We ha
In this episode, we are going over the last years of Sultana Roxelane. We start off with her ambitious foundation in Jerusalem to support the poor and give room and board to pious Muslims who retire to the city to contemplate their faith in the
So there is one high in the ever-increasing series of lows in Suleiman's later years. Through an uneventful war with the Safavids, both sides decided further hostilities were detrimental and signed a treaty that lasted for decades. A reinforced
So in this week's episode, we cover the fallout from the assignation of Prince Mustafa, Suleiman's oldest and most qualified son. We cover the blame that was thrown around most often towards the Sultana Roxelane, deserved or not.No matter who w
Of course, nobody is perfect, no matter if you are a great leader or a lowly peasant. Even when honored with the title of magnificent, there are still skeletons in one's closet when all is said and done. Although the assignation of Sultan Sulei
So the string of Ottoman successes keeps going, but warning, in the next episode the Magnificent gets a chink in his armor. But before that he continues wiping the floor with Charles and his brother Ferdinand, delivering their most humiliating
The Ottoman's run of success keeps on a rolling in this action-packed episode! From a stalemate in the Arabians Sea to a wipeout in Algeria to seizing even more control of Hungry from Charles V and his brother Ferdinand. Suleiman is truly livin
In this episode of the history of the Ottoman Empire, we are back to the Suleiman vs. the West narrative. This time the Ottomans have their focus on Venice, who was supported by the Pope, and our old friend, and the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles
In this episode, we cover the rising tensions in the Mediterranean between Charles V And Suleiman I. Neither had adequate enough naval forces to take the other on, and there was a race between them to establish themselves in the seas. Both side
The first half of this episode is Suleiman's invasion of Persia, trying to steal with the Safavid problem once and for all!! But things go only a little better than his last European adventure.Traveling calamities, uncooperative Emperors, plagu
Back to the action! Back to Suleiman taking on the west, and kicking behinds! Oh wait, whoops, hold off on the gas for a moment, Suleiman is still stalling a little in his Ghazi campaigns against the west! In this episode we cover Suleiman's bl
In this episode, we are covering more about all that made Suleiman the Magnificent. It was not only the battlefield that he excelled but was rare, all-purpose leader of his time. Suleiman was a very religious man, but not fanatical about his fa
After reeling after his recent success, Suleiman was feeling himself and wanted to take on his big bad, Charles V. in Vienna. The Ottomans made it to the walls of Vienna, but as always Charles was nowhere near the hostilities with the Ottomans.
Let's just face it, Sultan Süleyman I starts his rule out with a bang! We have covered him taking Belgrade, Rhodes, and now he is going back to Hungry with a bang! Before that we are introduced to Süleyman's right hand and Brother-in-law , Gran
Süleyman isn't quite magnificent yet, but he is definitely proving himself on the battlefield. In this episode we are covering the Ottoman conquest of the Island of Rhodes, and in doing this Süleyman rectified the losses of his grandfather, Meh
So after doing our little pre work last episode on Sultan Süleyman I, we are ready to jump into the action of his magnificent rule, and so was he! In the first year of his rule he set out to right the wrongs of the past and finally capture Belg
Finally, i release another episode! Sorry once again for the delay, carpal tunnel is the worst, please remember to stretch when typing away! So we finally get to Suleiman! One of, if not the greatest Sultans in the line of Osman! This episode g
Who knew Selim would earn three episodes with less than 10 years on the thrown, but for such a short reign Selim packed it in! The conquest Selim experienced early in his rule has died down and this episode predominantly details the ramificatio
Hey there everyone. first off I would like to offer my most sincere apologies for the lack of episodes for the last couple months. Life and a case of carpal tunnel have interfered with my  regular production. But with the research I have done w
     So in this Episode we find Selim after disposing his father. The first part of the show we shall discuss how the new Sultan dealt with his brothers who after initially reluctantly accepting Salim on the thrown, quickly had a change of thou
So in this episode we are covering the last years of Bayezid II, and you will notice that we are again not talking much about Bayezid himself, but the players around him. This time it's the rise of the Safavid Empire in Iran, and then later the
So I am dropping this episode from the great city of Vienna, inside the walls the Ottomans could never break through, luckily theres days you just need to book a plain, train or automobile and you can enjoy all that the Ottomans were never able
Hello there, in this episode of The History of the Ottoman Empire we are going to cover Sultan Cem's time in exile in Europe. Although he was treated well in both France and Rome, Cem could not help but feel that he was being held hostage, and
    In this episode of The History of the Ottoman Empire we are covering the Civil War between the sons of Mehmed II. We have Jem on one side and Bayezid II on the other. Although the Conqueror pushed the Ottomans from an up and coming state in
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