Courting The East

Author and historian Jerry Brotton uncovers the complex history of relations between England and the Islamic world.

They can seem constantly embroiled in animosity and misunderstanding, yet the records of the court of Elizabeth I tell a very different story, with a web of intrigue and alliance between the Ottomans, the Moroccans and the English Queen that leads all the way to Shakespeare's Othello.

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Author and historian Jerry Brotton uncovers the complex history of relations between England and the Islamic world. They can seem constantly embroiled in animosity and misunderstanding, yet the records of the court of Elizabeth I tell a very different story, with a web of intrigue and alliance between the Ottomans, the Moroccans and the English Queen that leads all the way to Shakespeare's Othello.

2007072220080911

Author and historian Jerry Brotton uncovers the complex history of relations between England and the Islamic world.

They can seem constantly embroiled in animosity and misunderstanding, yet the records of the court of Elizabeth I tell a very different story, with a web of intrigue and alliance between the Ottomans, the Moroccans and the English Queen that leads all the way to Shakespeare's Othello.

2007072220080911

Author and historian Jerry Brotton uncovers the complex history of relations between England and the Islamic world.

They can seem constantly embroiled in animosity and misunderstanding, yet the records of the court of Elizabeth I tell a very different story, with a web of intrigue and alliance between the Ottomans, the Moroccans and the English Queen that leads all the way to Shakespeare's Othello.