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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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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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The Ottoman Series Episode 1: The Dream of Osman



Episode covers the nomadic migrations of the Turkish people from the borders of China and Mongolia during the 700s all the way into Central Asia. The rise of the Seljuks is treated sparsely as the main focus is upon the Ottomans. The declining power of the Byzantines is explored in the battles of Manizkert and Bapheus. Time period I covered is roughly the 700s through to 1301.

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