At age twenty-six, when his reign began, Sultan Süleyman sought to build an empire more powerful and more extensive than Alexander The Great and to render the Ottomans invincible. Throughout his 46-year reign, his fame as both the greatest warrior and ruler of his age spread both East and West. The “Magnificent Century” refers to the period of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent’s reign, dramatizing the intrigues of his harem and court. Most of the incidents and action are based on fictional stories of the Ottomans, especially of Sultan Süleyman and his harem. The television series shows Süleyman’s consolidation of his power: executing a corrupt vazir, reinforcing the rule of law throughout the empire, meeting foreign diplomats, and preparing for military campaigns but the main focus is on the relationships among the members of the imperial household, especially romantic entanglements and rivalries.