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The Ottoman Series Episode 10 Part 2: A Crusade Dies at Nicopolis



The Crusaders head out from Buda, Hungary and turn south into Ottoman territory. Along the way the army brutally sacks the Town of Oryahovo spreading terror and dread of the Crusader army in both Muslim and Orthodox Christian hearts alike. Meanwhile the Thunderbolt Sultan is gathering his army in Bulgaria readying for a quick march to catch the invaders by surprise. Dogan Bey the wily Ottoman governor of Nicopolis settles down for a siege as the Crusaders encamp outside the city gates. The Crusader War Council is divided against itself with King Sigismund arguing for a rational plan of attack vs the obstinate and arrogant French Knights full of pride and folly. Sultan Bayezid closes in with the well disciplined Sipahi and iron Janissaries for the kill.

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EXTRA: Author Interview #1 with John McHugo: A Brief Discussion of Islamic History



Please join Empires of History Podcast host Frank as he interviews author, lawyer, and historian John McHugo. John is the author of A Concise History of the Arabs, Syria: A Recent History, and A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’is. John graciously shares his insights with Frank as the two discuss varied topics such as the legacy of the Ottoman Empire today, the poverty of Islamic history awareness in the West, the conflict in Syria, and the Western perception of the conflict between Sunni and Shi’is.

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