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 Letter describing the audience with Sultan Mehmed IV
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Mary Fisher (married names Bayly, Cross)

Date: 1659

Original Language: English


Some information about Mary Fisher’s famous audience with the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV can be gleaned from a letter written by Fisher to Thomas Killam and others on 13 March 1659, some months after the event. However, our knowledge comes primarily from an account written two years later by George Bishop (New England judged, pp. 19-20), which is clearly based on the contents of this letter, and, to …

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Meggitt, Justin, “ Letter describing the audience with Sultan Mehmed IV”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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