Sat 19 Aug 10:30am - 11:30am
Sultana Isabel’s New Friends
‘Sultana Isabel’ was what Arab chroniclers called England’s Queen Elizabeth, and they delighted in her triumph over their mutual enemy, Spain’s Philip II. In This Orient Isle, Jerry Brotton shows that the links between England and the Islamic world were far more extensive - and often more amicable - than many historians have ever begun to suspect. Chaired by Allan Little.