6: Hürrem Sultan (aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana): Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part episode about Hürrem Sultan. It will make most sense if you listen to part one first!

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.

As noted in the episode, this is a video from Bery Istantul Tips that includes Hürrem Sultan’s tomb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcHyHoZ9Ys&t=6s


The Islamic History Podcast islamichistorypodcast.com/

The Ottoman History podcast ottomanhistorypodcast.com

Ottoman Lives podcast historyonthenet.com/ottoman-lives

Empress of the East: How A European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire by Leslie Peirce





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