For historical interest (or otherwise) then:

This site - text or locus - is named for Tamburlane, no Scottish loon indeed but the Scythian Shepherd of immortal fame, proud Tamerlane, or Tamburlaine spawn of the insurgent Marlowe. No relative either of Titania but strangely joined.

A brief word of <meta-explanation>. There is no overall map or guide to these pages. The significance is as much in the links as in the information; not just signifier and signified but that the connection exists. These connections may not always be crystal; the essence of poetry is to induce a phase-variance into the routine lattice of language, overlay regular patterns to produce a moiree that has aesthetic merit. And apart from all that, I'm not pretending that there is anything of great referential utility, except perhaps in places for close friends and relatives. End of </meta-explanation>.

Actually the historical is stranger and most marvellous, if less easily grasped than the linear tale from Kit. From a variety of readily available descriptions, Mark Taylor's in his "Timurid Architecture in Samarkand" is the most interesting (as well as supported by further references). The full original text focuses on the architecture in question, complete with images; an extract from the introductory section deals with Timur's life.

An inveterate campaigner, a lot of Timur's time was spent in a tent (a large tent) rather than in the buildings he had made.

Why 'Tamburlane'?