Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Henry Timberlake
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Only very scant information remains of the early life of the merchant and traveller Henry Timberlake, apart from his being born in the parish of Titchfield, near Portsmouth. Such origins near the sea were appropriate for a man who later became known for his maritime career and for the writings that resulted. The next trace of Timberlake is found in the archival records of 1597, where his ownership of shares in the merchant ship Edward Bonaven…

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Holmberg, Eva Johanna, “Henry Timberlake”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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