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Hürrem and Suleiman

Title: True Love, Deadly Consequences

Dates: 1494 - 1566

Era in History: Great Age of the Ottoman Empire; Early Modern


Summary: An enslaved woman caught the eye of the Sultan, and the Ottoman Empire was never the same again. Together, this couple's love story challenged conventions and torpedoed traditions. And while they may have lived happily ever after, their love had deadly consequences.


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