George Sphrantzes was the Emperor Constantine XI's personal secretary and friend. According to his own account of the conquest of Constantinople, his daughter Thamar (named Therma in the series) was 12 years old when the city fell and was taken into captivity by the Turks, dying in the Sultan's harem in September 1455 of an infectious disease. Therefore, the series inaccurately portrays her as having escaped to the island of Chios. There is also no evidence that Thamar and Giovanni Giustiniani Longo, the leader of the Genoese mercenaries, were in a romantic relationship. See more »
More Turkish and Ottoman History please
We practically are not aware of any of the Ottoman and Turkish history. To date there haven't been any American or European movies covering the conquest of Constantinople to my knowledge. I believe this indicates a bias.
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