War is war, but killing a man at a wedding, horrid. What sort of monster would do such a thing? As if men need more reasons to fear marriage.


Bruna doing the ice bucket challenge!

What’s my reputation? What do you think when you see my URL?


Ottoman Woman:  Mihrimah Sultan (1522-1578)

The only daughter of Hürrem Sultan even from an early age was involved in the struggle for power and the throne. In 1539 at age 17 her was married off to a slave of Croatian origin Rustem Pasha, who through marriage with the representative of the Ottoman dynasty and support of Hürrem Sultan later in 1544 became the Grand Vizier. 

Mihrimah Sultan was acknowledged favorite of her father, Sultan Suleiman, as well as highly educated and wise woman. She is involved in charity work, was in communication with the royals of other states, as well as actively took part in the life and intrigues of the harem. 

Already a widow after her mother’s death, she was involved in an internecine war between her brothers, but her beloved brother Bayezid was killed. After accession on the throne of her other brother, she retired from politics, and led a quiet life with her family. 

Mihrimah Sultan died at the age of 56 and was the only child of Sultan Suleiman who has honored to be buried next to her father.

This Mother of Dragons, this Breaker of Chains, is above all a rescuer.

I thought you said you didn’t know how to use that.