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 Suleiman I's first son Mustafa had more to do in the barbaric and ill-conceived succession practices, it was still the decision of the Sultan and it stained both his legacy, but also weakened the future of the empire by eliminating the most qualified heir of the Sultan.
The Ottoman Empire Invades Korea
Suleiman's Greatest Loss
Episode 38: A Long Overdue Peace with the East followed by a Rebellion at Home
The Fallout from the Murder of Mustafa
Haters to West and Haters to the East all cry out, It’s Just not Fair!
And Another One Down, And Another One Down, Another One Bites the Dust!
The Ottoman’s New Lake
A Tale of Two Admirals
Episode Episode 31: Bombs over Baghdad
Episode 30: Suleiman’s Bumpy Road Continues
Digging Deeper into the Magnificent
Episode 28: Suleiman fails to do what your host has done many times, Eat Breakfast in Vienna
Episode 27: Süleyman 3 all the others 0!
Episode 26: Süleyman Completes What the Conqueror Could Not.
Episode 25: Süleyman Avenges the Conqueror
Episode 24: Introducing the Magnificent!
Episode 23: The Last Years of Selim the Grim
Episode 22: Selim Takes Control of the Muslim World