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Thomas Goffe
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Thomas Goffe was the son of a clergyman. He studied at Oxford from 1609 to 1623, receiving a BA, MA, and BD. During this time, he wrote the plays for which he is best known: The raging Turk (c. 1613-18), Orestes (c. 1613-18), and The courageous Turk (1618). Several other plays have been attributed to him over the centuries, most plausibly The careless shepherdess (c. 1618-29) and the lost Phoenissae (c. 1619). He also wrote seve…

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Slotkin, Joel, “Thomas Goffe”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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