One hundred years ago, a village priest added a white marble plaque to St Maria Church’s facade out in a field in southern Hungary.
Not fluent in Arabic or Hungarian, I can’t read it, but a friend translated: “In 1566…Sultan Suleyman’s princely heart and intestines were buried in this place…God’s mercy be upon him.”
That Suleyman the Magnificent died in his tent of natural causes—as his army closed in on the Szigetvar fortress blocking their march to Vienna—is established fact.
Suleyman was one of Turkey’s greatest leaders. Under his...READ MORE