[MR] BBC: Muslims in Elizabeth's England

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Mon Mar 21 02:00:03 PDT 2016

Noble Friends,

With our view of Islam colored by the Crusades, few realize that during 
the 16th century many Muslims from various lands found their way to 
England, and many stayed. Due to isolation from trade with Catholic 
Europe, Queen Elizabeth reached out to Muslim countries. Besides the 
obvious diplomats, merchants, sailors, and sometimes slaves ended up 
living in England for long periods, or permanently.

Today the BBC offers an interesting summary about Muslims in Elizabeth's 
England, spiced by some very interesting period illustrations: 
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35843991 .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier

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