28 January – Elizabeth I, friend of the Ottoman Empire, the birth of Henry VII and the death of Henry VIII

Posted By on January 28, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 28th January 1598, diplomat Edward Barton died of dysentery on the island of Heybeli Ada, in the Sea of Marmara, off the coast of Istanbul.

Barton and his predecessor, William Harborne, had played key roles in Elizabeth I’s alliance with the Ottoman Empire.

Elizabeth I had a good relationship with the Islamic World and it was something that was very important to her. Find out why Elizabeth reached out to the Ottomans in the 1580s, and just how the relationship worked, in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 28th January 1457, Henry VII was born and in 1547 his son, Henry VIII, died in 1547.

Find out more about Henry VII and Henry VIII in this video…

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