The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 3: Timur the Conqueror


Episode 3 is here, and it follows Johann Schiltberger on his merry way, after the Battle of Angora and into the life of Timur, the limitlessly violent Turko-Mongol conqueror. There will be pyramids of heads, flaming camels, and elephants, poisoned-scimitar wielding elephants. Timur’s story is actually fascinating in itself, and we’ll also look at his Imperial home, Samarkand, by way of a somewhat food obsessed Castilian knight. Enjoy!



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