Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Thomas Herbert
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Thomas Herbert was born in York in late 1606 into a prominent merchant family of Welsh origin. Although his father Christopher (d. 1625) was unsuccessful commercially, Herbert benefitted from his wealthy grandfather’s estate. In 1621, he began legal studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he later transferred to Jesus College, Oxford. Enrolment at one of the I…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Thomas Herbert”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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