Epic saga created by John Dryden and Mike Walker, 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.
Ibn Battuta was one of the world’s great travelers and travel writers of premodern times.
Slaves, warriors and spies. Get to know Tumanbay's key characters.
The fascinating ways our predecessors attempted to locate the soul within the body.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Mamluks, medieval rulers of Egypt and Syria.
Terrifying Inquisitor, Barakat seeks out the heretics and the truth.
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…