Decline of the Ottoman Empire. The Sick Man of Europe Chapter 26. Essential Questions. How did the military defeats of the 1700s signal the decay of the Ottoman Empire? What were some of the reasons for internal decay? How did Sultan’s attempt to reform?
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Attendant. "How do you feel after your bath, my Lord?"LORD B. "Pretty comfortable, thank you!—(Aside. Lost some weight, I fancy.) —You made it so confoundedly HOT for me!!!"
< The Turkish bath / John Tenniel. In: Punch (7 Oct 1876)
Gladstone tried to influence Government policy on the Eastern Question by appealing directly to the public, both on the platform and through the press, on behalf of the Bulgarian victims of Turkish persecution.
Turkey: Will you still
Britannia: Befriend You?-
Not with your hands