Shagrat AlDurr


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  • In 1249, the french army under Louis IX, King of France landed in Damietta.
  • Soon after Salih Ayyub returns, he dies.
  • Turan, his son and her stepson, appears and Shagrat hands the reins of power over to him. The leaders of the army don't respect him, they want Shagrat, so they plot against Turan and have him murderd. They put Shagrat Al-Durr on the throne.
  • Aibak, a successful Mamluk soldier, who is appointed at Shagrat al durr's place, however she manages to seduce Aibak. They got married and she managed to convince him to divorce his other wife. Aibak and Shagrat al durr had coins struck in both their names.
  • In a fit of Jealousy, she plots his murder and carries it out when he is having a bath after a game of polo.
  • The army divide over those continuing to support Shagrat after her crime and those opposing her. Chagrin is cornered, she was beaten to death by the slaves of the harem and her half naked body is thrown into the moat of the citadel.
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