This week, we travel to the court of the tenth Ottoman Emperor - though this tale is only tangentially about Suleiman the Magnificent. It’s a bit of an old cliche to say behind every great man is a great woman - but it is fair to say Suleiman was married to a remarkable Ukrainian lady, who left a lasting impact on their empire. What do we know about Roxelana/Hurrem Sultan/Aleksandra?
Far too little, but here’s what little I can tell you…
Sources this week include:
Empress of the East by Leslie Pierce.
Ibrahim Pasha by Hester Jenkins
And The Lion House: The Coming of a King by Christopher de Bellaigue
The blog post of the episode is here.
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