As a young man brimming with energy takes the Ottoman throne, the West is distracted. As shifting alliances and internal divisions turn one of the great European powers into a shadow of its former self, where will young Suleiman direct his wrath?
Major Characters in This Episode
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Louis II of Hungary
Teodosie of Wallachia
Radu of Afumați
King Francis I of France
Timeline for This Episode
1521, Neagoe Basarab dies
1521, Revolt by the governor of Damascus
1521, Siege of Belgrade
1522, the Ottomans take Skradin and Knin in Croatia
1522, Siege of Rhodes
1524, the death of a Crimean Sultan means the Ottomans now directly appoint them
1524, Sigismund signs an Alliance with France
1524, after 5 years of back and forth, Charles V is close to an alliance with the Safavid Persians, but the death of the Shah puts it on hold.
1525, Suleiman appoints Selma Reis as admiral of the Ottoman fleet in the Red Sea to protect against Portuguese attacks.