Episode 36: The Great Sin of the Magnificent
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.
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