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The letter of credence printed in the True Report of 1600 makes it quite clear that Anthony was recommended to the Czar’s favour only as a traveller on his way through to Europe. The only letters which Anthony himself actually delivered were those addressed to the Pope and the Emperor, though the letter to the King of Spain must have been delivered by his Persian colleague, With regard to Henry IV of France, it should be remembered that the Treaty of Vervins concluded with Spain in 1598 had not included Henry’s ally the Sultan, with whom Spain was still at war, and Henry was therefore unwilling to risk giving offence to the Sultan by receiving the Persian Ambassadors.
1 We read in an undated (? , Vol. XX, p. 33. The Voyage to the Iles of the Azores…. Calendar of State Papers Domestic (1592–1597), p. 482, and Sydney Letters, II, 58. ) gives this interview as taking place before Anthony’s departure in 1596. 2 The life of Sir Anthony Sherley 7 II THE JOURNEY INTO PERSIA. 1598–1599 AT the end of 1597 Anthony left his native shores never to return. Under the orders of the Earl of Essex he was sent into Italy with a company of twenty-four officers and men, to aid Don Cesare d’Este, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Ferrara, against the Pope, who laid claim to that principality.
131, 134–5. But see Index, under Melo. The life of Sir Anthony Sherley 21 “We further here lost sight and all knowledge of the Dominican Friar, for he suddenly had disappeared and we could get no news of him, though we diligently sought to find him. It was our suspicion that Sir Anthony had made away with him, for at the time when we were voyaging up the river Eder in the galleys, he had often threatened to kill the Friar, and for a time had kept him prisoner down below decks in a cabin of the galley.
A History of the Crusades, Volume VI: The Impact of the Crusades on Europe by Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard, Norman P. Zacour