HomeGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
 Gallery
Characters
The Borgias

Lucrezia Borgia
Cecilia Gallerani
Cesare Borgia
Jofré Borgia
Bartolomeo Rossi

The Ottomans

Evren
Korkut
Ezel

The Orsini

Isabetta Orsini
Luisa Orsini
Giulia Farnese

The Sforzas

Ascanio Sforza

The Medici

Clarice de' Medici
Afonso das Neves
Catarina de' Medici
Renata Ferrari
Forum

Share | 
 

 Cem's Journey through Europe

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Ezel

avatar

Posts : 24
Location : The Papal States, Italy

PostSubject: Cem's Journey through Europe   Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:44 am

So I've finally been reading John Freely's 'Jem Sultan', which goes in to a lot of detail about his travels, and we now have sufficient information to decide how we're going to tweak the timeline to work with what we're writing.

So, historically, Cem and his companions left Anatolia in 1481, and headed to the Mamluk sultans of Egypt for help against his brother. He returned to Anatolia briefly before boarding a ship to Rhodes; and he never saw his homeland again.

He arrived in Rhodes in 1482, and spent only about a month there, before being moved onto Europe. His ship eventually landed in Nice, France, and from there he travelled north. He came to Italy in 1489, to be received by Pope Innocent, Borgia's predecessor.

Since we have just written the Ottomans entering Italy on their way to Rome now, in 1494, I propose that we adjust all other dates by five years; so Cem and his companions fled their capital at Bursa in 1486, arrived in Egypt 1487, Rhodes 1488, and then onwards to Europe.

That leaves six years. I wrote in my first post that they spent two years at Rhodes, but that could be tweaked...does anyone have an opinion on how long we should be at Rhodes as opposed to France?

The current timeline leaves us with the following ages for our characters:

1486 - Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror dies.

Cem: 26
Korkut: 22
Ezel: 12
Evren: 11

1488 - Arrival at Rhodes

Cem: 28
Korkut: 24
Ezel: 14
Evren: 13

1489 - (Korkut and Ezel would have married)

1490 - To France

Cem: 30
Korkut: 26
Ezel: 16
Evren: 15

1494 - To Rome

Cem: 34
Korkut: 30
Ezel: 20
Evren: 19

This tosses up another problem, as I mentioned that both Ezel's children had been born in Rhodes - but there is the possibility that one of them was born on the journey between Rhodes and Nice.

Alternately, we could shorten the stay in Rhodes and have them all born in France.

Any opinions?

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ezel

avatar

Posts : 24
Location : The Papal States, Italy

PostSubject: Re: Cem's Journey through Europe   Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:56 am

I'm thinking also that we could make the princes younger by five years each to keep the change consistent...any objections?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Cem's Journey through Europe
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Hamm Expo 13 sept Europe/germany
» February in Europe...what's going on?
» BSL'ing across Europe
» Drymarchon/Indigo Snakes for Europe Shows
» A Journey Through Africa - From the UK in 2015

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Bull Among the Lilies :: Planning Boards :: The Apostolic Palace-
Jump to: