Hurrem Sultan, Roxelana (1502-1558) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Although Hurrem Sultan, or Roxelana, may be a more well known historical figure, I decided to write about her basically because I hadn’t heard of her in any (of several) history classes. Her influence on the Ottoman Empire at its height is difficult to exaggerate, as one women transformed her position from slave to ruler, … Continue reading Hurrem Sultan, Roxelana (1502-1558) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land