It was Harem life. Mustafa, the rightful owner of the throne, was strangled because of her Roxelana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia She then gave birth to Selim II, remembered as Selim the Drunkard. There seems no apparent connection to him being a drinker and his mother being a Christian. Selim II died whilst he drunkenly slipped over on the wet floor of an unfinished bath-house. Selim II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mustafa, son of Muslim woman, was regarded as a warrior and had the support of the Soldiers. After he was murdered it came to unrest in the core provinces of Anatolia. Sehzade Mustafa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Together with Selim the Drunkard also began the period of the woman's rule in the Empire. Selim II's son, Murad III, also married a Christian and she was de-facto regent of the Empire. Safiye Sultan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The son of Murad III and Safiye Sultan was Mehmed III. Mehmed III completely ceded government affairs to his mother Safiye Sultan and married also a Christian, Handan Sultan. Mehmed III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The son of Mehmed III and Handan Sultan was Ahmed I. Ahmed I also married a Christian, Kösem Sultan Kösem Sultan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kösem Sultan was probably the most powerfull woman in Ottoman History. Sultanate of Women Sultanate of Women - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Empire went down because of mainly Christian women, who gave birth to weak regents, who drank alcohole, ceded power to their mothers and their prime ambitions was in the Harem instead of governmental affairs. All within a time, where the Empire had the upper hand against Europe. Discuss, if you have opposing views.