Festival talks by Jerry Brotton

32. THIS ORIENT ISLE: ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Professor Jerry Brotton will turn his expert eye to Elizabeth I’s little-known relationship with the Islamic world, following her excommunication by the Pope in 1570. He will reveal that England’s relations with the Muslim world were far more extensive than has ever been appreciated and that their influence was felt across the political, commercial and domestic landscape of Elizabethan England.

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