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THE TURK . The date of peace between the Emperor and the Turk had to expire
an . 1551. The Emperor hearing what preparation the Turk had made the year
before for war , and especially by sea , which must needs be against
some time a pirate , and now the Turk's chief doer in all the affairs of Africa and
the Mediterranean . This Court raised up other rumours of this breach with the
Turk : how that this enterprise was made for Seripho's sake , a heathen king , but
Being three kings in Hungary , the Turk chief , next Ferdinand , the third Joannes
Vaivoda , king of Transylvania , which is tributary to the Turk . Joannes Vaivoda is
dead , leaving a young prince to be ruled by the queen his mother , and two ...
But now Beglierbeglie Mahomet , that hath married the Turk's daughter , and is
general ruler of all the Turk's dominions in Europe , whole Thrace , Macedonia ,
and Greece , is come into Hungary with two main hosts , of either side Danubius
Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth Roger Ascham. city again . Whether a promise of
delivery was either not made or not kept , I cannot tell ; but the Turk's navy is
come so big , that they and the French rule all mare Mediterraneum . When they
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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