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Posts Tagged "Heads Will Roll"

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Getting and keeping the throne in the Ottoman Empire was no easy task. For a new sultan, the most foolproof method of securing power was to kill all other claimants. A bey or chieftain of one of the various Central Asian itinerant clans passed on in 1280, leaving his child, Osman, to have his spot. […]