Publication details

Id: 81
Ref: STC 15051
Title: The Generall Historie of the Turkes, from The first beginning of that Nation to the rising of the Othoman Familie: with all the notable expeditions of the Christian Princes against them. Together with The Lives and Conquests of the Othoman Kings and Emperours Faithfullie collected out of the best Histories, both auntient and moderne, and digested into one continual Historie untill this present yeare 1603.
Year: 1603
Author: Richard Knolles
Printer: Adam Islip
Categories: James I
Notes: Entered into the Stationer's Register 5 December 1602 [ESTC]. Despite this, it includes a 2-page dedication addressed 'To the High and Mightie Prince James, by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defendor of the faith &c.', which must have been composed after 26 March 1603. Subsequent editions in 1610, 1621, 1631 and 1638 all retain the same dedication. Knolles refers to the recent death of Elizabeth I, 'the reare Phoenix of her sex', and alludes to James I's 'Lepanto', his poem about the battles between 'Christian confederat princes' and 'the Othoman Kings'.
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