'Ihe Sultan Trembles, the Janissary Frowns: Power Players in the Rulership of the Ottoman Sultanate'

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 4th March 2020

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Queen's College, Taunton

Description: Acquiring and keeping the throne in the Ottoman Empire was no easy task. Most sultans took the view that the best method of securing power was to kill all other claimants. Judicial royal fratricide became an accepted method of securing the Ottoman throne until the practice was abolished in the 17th century. This talk will delve into the details of this devilish device.

How to book: There is no need to book though a school party or a large group might alert the organiser beforehand that they intend to come along.

Price: £2.00, payable on the door

Tel: 01823 353749

Email: gb@queenscollege.org.uk

Organiser: Geoffrey Bisson

Lecturer: Gemma Masson, University of Birmingham

Comments: Tea, coffee, and biscuits are available free of charge.

Region: South-West England

Branch: Taunton Deane

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