Finally!!! From snow covered Brooklyn, New York, a new episode of the History of the Ottoman Empire! This episode we cover the rise of our Fourth Sultan, Bayezid I, a.k.a. the Thunderbolt. Bayezid's early career is full of military success and policies that would last throughout the history of the empire. Securing his territory after his father's death, Bayezid expanded the empire's borders and was the Ottoman Sultan to battle the knights of western Europe.