052 Bayezid I, The Lightning Bolt

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From Anatolia to the Adriatic, from the Black Sea to Thessaly, Sultan Bayezid is expanding his empire in all directions. However, there are new challenges to Ottoman dominance coming.

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Sultan Bayezid I, nicknamed the Lightning Bolt

Decades before the period covered in this episode, this map still gives an idea of how fractured the Turkish states of Anatolia were.

A view of the fortress of Tsarevets in Veliko Turnovo. The fortress surrendered to Bayezid after a 3 month siege.