Thomas Dallam 1: Jenkinson and the Safavid Shah

We begin the journey of Thomas Dallam, Elizabethan organ-maker and ill-prepared ambassador to the Ottoman Sultan. This first episode, we’re not actually going to get to Dallam though. We’re setting the stage, introducing some of the background, and following a man named Jenkinson to Safavid Persia. Jenkinson is an interesting figure in his own right, and it’s also a way to dip into the world of trade and diplomacy that Dallam was going to find himself in.

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