Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Ottoman Series Episode 5: Sultan Murad I, Janissaries, Chernomen



Orhan is dead. Murad ascends the throne to be girded with the sword of Osman. While away handling his business in Anatolia, Serbian lords get the notion they can cause trouble. Along the way Murad establishes the Imperial Janissary Corp. An elite fighting force recruited as children and raised in the strict discipline and arts of war to serve later Sultans as the Shock Troops of the Empire. The stage is rapidly being set for epic battles in the future between the Ottomans and their soon-to-be Balkan subjects.

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The Ottoman Series Episode 4: Pirates and goodbye Orhan



In this episode a detailed bio of Byzantine official then later Emperor John Cantazuzene is explored. The overall Ottoman strategic situation is explained and Sultan Orhan’s son is captured by pirates. Death of Orhan and the turning away of Europe from the East.

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The Ottoman Series Episode 3: Something Ottoman this way comes…



In this episode we follow Sultan Orhan’s shrewd political calculations as he finagles his way into Europe under the guise of aiding the beleaguered John Cantazuzene’s efforts to claim the Byzantine throne for himself. In the process Orhan marries a Byzantine princess, defeats an army of Serbians, and establishes the Ottomans on the Gallipoli peninsula cementing a beachhead in Europe.

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Patreon Page is a GO!



Already two episodes in and I’ve been receiving great feedback that I hope to recycle into future episodes to create better content. But as the old saying goes sometimes you just have to let quantity create the quality. With that being said I am proud to announce that we now have an official Patreon page. Here you can donate, any dollar amount, a token of appreciation if you should be so willing.

The page can be found here:  https://www.patreon.com/EmpiresofHistoryPodcast

I can’t thank you enough.

Frank


The Ottoman Series Episode 2: Sultan Orhan and the Byzantines



Ottoman power grew under Osman in Episode 1, now his son and future Sultan Orhan 1 must take over from his father and challenge the Byzantine Empire. We witness the expansion of the Ottomans as the city of Bursa falls along with Nicaea after the Battle of Pelecanum. Soon the Ottomans will be posed to invade Europe itself… time period covered roughly 1300-1330s.

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