Tumanbay, heart of a vast empire, is threatened by a rebellion and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Epic saga inspired by the Mamluk slave dynasty of Egypt.
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Chivalrous, ruthless and filthy rich. The Mamluks ruled Egypt for over 300 years.
Slaves, warriors and spies. Get to know Tumanbay's key characters.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Mamluks, medieval rulers of Egypt and Syria.
Ibn Battuta was one of the world’s great travelers and travel writers of premodern times.
The fascinating ways our predecessors attempted to locate the soul within the body.
Wolf proves his loyalty to Tumanbay in dramatic circumstances.
Slave trader Ibn waits at the harbour as a ship carrying his wife and daughter arrives.
The Palace Guard questions Shajar's maid. Unfortunately, she has just poisoned herself…
Watch a preview of the epic ten-part drama inspired by the Mamluk slave dynasty of Egypt.