The sultan and the queen the untold story of elizabeth and islam jerry brotton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the fascinating story of queen elizabeths secret outreach to the muslim world which set england on the path to empire. The sultan and the queen the untold story of elizabeth and islam gives new light on the relationship between islam and the west and what historians call the clash of civilizations sultan murad iii a 16th century sultan of the ottoman empire and yes the golden age queen elizabeth i of england corresponded about i would love it if . A fascinating story well told my only quibble is with the misleading title the sultan and the queen intimating that we will read about some contact and relationship between elizabeth and an unnamed sultan much like queen victoria had her turkish fling with abdul karim see the movie victoria and abdul or the book by shrabani basu. The sultan and the queen the untold story of elizabeth and islam jerry brotton viking 28 352p isbn 978 0 525 42882 4 more by and about this author other books a history of the world in 12 . The sultan and the queen tells the riveting and largely unknown story of the traders and adventurers who first went east to seek their fortunes and reveals how elizabeths fruitful alignment with the islamic world financed by englands first joint stock companies paved the way for its transformation into a global commercial empire
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