Hürrem Sultan, aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana, was born around 1502 and was captured and sold into slavery as a young girl. She caught the attention of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and wound up shattering all kinds of glass ceilings for women, the enslaved, and concubines as she ascended to become his Queen.
The Ottoman History podcast ottomanhistorypodcast.com
Ottoman Lives podcast historyonthenet.com/ottoman-lives
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