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William Okeley
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The only known source of biographical information about William Okeley is his sole published work Eben-ezer; or, A small monument of great mercy, printed in London in 1675. The narrative describes Okeley’s capture at the hands of Turkish corsairs in the summer of 1639, his enslavement in Algiers, and his escape by boat to Majorca in 1644. Although he does not mention his age, details of his…

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Moberly, David C., “William Okeley”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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