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Courting the East

Sunday 22 July 2007 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)

Author and historian Jerry Brotton uncovers the complex history of relations between England and the Islamic world. They can seem constantly embroiled in animosity and misunderstanding, yet the records of the court of Elizabeth I tell a very different story, with a web of intrigue and alliance between the Ottomans, the Moroccans and the English Queen that leads all the way to Shakespeare's Othello.

Duration:

45 minutes




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