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K. Henry. 7. The history and tyranny of the Turkes.

Arabia, Persia and also India exterior, wherein is Calecute. The which Persia although it be vnder þe Sophi, 

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I.e., the Safavid shah. The Safavids ruled an empire based on what isnow Iran. They were Shiite Moslems (the Ottomans were Sunnis) and bitter rivals ofthe Ottomans.

which is an enemy to þe Turke, yet it is to be thought that he is a Sultane, one of the Turkishe and Mahometish Religion. This Persia and India were once seasoned with Christes Gospell, as may appeare by the primitiue Churche, MarginaliaVid. supra. pag. 96. 97. pag. 96. And thus haue you the partes of Asia described, which in tymes past beyng almost all Christened, doe now serue vnder the Turke.

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After the descriptiō of Asia, let vs next consider the partes and countreys of Aphrike: 

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This description of Africa is from Sebastian Münster, Cosmographiaeuniversalis (Basel, 1559), pp. 114-26.

Where although the greatest part either consusteth in desertes desolate, or is possessed with Prester Iohn, Whiche professeth Christ & his Gospell: 
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A legendary Christian ruler. Earlier in the Middle Ages, his kingdom was considered to be in central Asia. From the fifteenth century onwards, Africabecame the favoured location and Prester John's kingom came to be identified with Ethiopia.

yet the turke hath there also no litle portiō vnder his dominion, as

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Countreys. Cities.

Ægyptus. Mat. 2
Alexandria.
Memphis.
Arsinoe.
Regnum Tunece.

Africa Minor.
Cyrene. Act. 2.
Mauritania.

Charlago.
Aphrodisium.
Hippon
. Here Saint
Augustine
was
Bishop.

¶ A description of countreyes and cities in Europe, which were before christened, & now are subdued and subiect to the turke. 

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This description of Turkish conquests in Europe comes from Pius II,Cosmographia (Paris, 1509), fos. 87v-151r.

Europa.

Countreys. Cities.

Thracia.
Samothracia.
(Act. 16.

Constantinopolis, or
Bizantium.
Pera.
Adrianopolis
Traianopolis.
Caliopis.
Sestus.
Apollonia.

Græcia. Act. 20.
Macedonia.
(Rom. 15

Thessalonica Act. 17
Philippi. Act. 16
Demetrias.
Neapolis. Act 16
Amphipolis. Act. 17
Apollonia mygdo-
niæ.
Act. 17.
Berrhæa. Act. 17
Thessalia.

Epirus.
Chaonia.
Thesprotia.
Amphilochia.
Ambrachia.
MarginaliaArgos is a citie in Amphilochia, and an other also in Peloponesus.
Ambracia.
Actium.
Torona.
Azelia.
Acarnanon.
Argos.
Astacus.
Omphalium.

Achaia Rom. 15
Attica.
Bœotia.
Phocis.

Athenæ. Act. 17
Megaris.
Thebæ.
Delphos.
Ætholia.
Egris.
Chalidon.
Locris.
Naupactus.
MarginaliaOf Corinthus, Strabo writeth that more then a thousande virgins, there in the temple of Venus, vsed yearely to be set out to be made common: and therfore not without cause S. Paule writeth: Eratis Scortatores, Idololatræ. &c. 1. Cor. 6.
Peloponesus.
Corinthia.
Argia.
Laconia.
Messenia.
Corinthus. Act. 18
Mesena.
Tegea.
Argos.
Lacedemō
, or Sparta.
(2. Mach. 5
Epidaurus.
Helice,
Lerna.
Leuctrum.
Methone.
Mycenæ.

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Countreys. Cities.

Elis.
Sicyona.
Arcadia.

Megalipolis.
Nemea.
Nauplea.
Olympia.
Sicyon. Mach 15
Ægira.

MarginaliaThe Ilandes about Grecia. ¶ Ilandes borderyng about Grecia, 

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This list is based on Pius II, Cosmographia (Paris, 1509), fos. 52r-75v.

wonne lykewise by the Turke, from the Christians.

MarginaliaVide supra. pag. 719.
Euboea, or
Ni-
gropontus.

Chalcis.
Caristus.
Corinthus.
Gerestus.
MarginaliaIn Creta, S. Paule ordained Titus to be Byshop and ouerseer. Creta. Act. 17
Pulchri portus.
(Act. 27.
Lasæa. Act. 27.
Phœnice. Act. 27.
Salmone. Act. 27.
Clauda. Act. 27

Cyclades,
Insulæ. 53.

Salamis.
Delus. 1. Mach. 15.
Cephalenia.

Zacynthus, or
Zanthus.
Vide supra, pag. 727.
Lemnos.
Ithaca.
Samos. Act. 20.

Corcyra.
Corcica.
Vide supra, pag. 727. MarginaliaCorcica, is an Ilande beyond Italye, which the Turkes nauie, ioyning wyth the French, did ouercome an. 1553.

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¶ After the Turke had subdued Thracia and Grecia, procedyng further into Europe, he inuaded other regions and cities, which also he added to his dition, 

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This list is Foxe updating the list of Turkish conquests from Pius II's Cosmographia with material drawn from his account of Ottoman history.

as

MarginaliaThe region of Mysia is deuided into two partes: wherof the one is Asia, and is deuided into Mysia maior, and Mysia minor. The other is Europa, and is deuided into Mysia, or Mœsia superior, and Mysia inferior. Mysia Superior.
Rhætiaria.
Nessus.
Vlpianum.
Scupi.
Sigindunū
, or Siget.
Mysia Inferior.
Triballorū. Oescus.
Tirista.
Axium
, or Chilia.
Dalmatia.
2. Tim. 4.
Labacus, Metropo-
(lis.
MarginaliaEpidaurus is a citie in Illyria, and also an other in Peloponesus.
These regions were in the former tyme called by the name of Illyria, or Ilyricum. And afterward by reason of certaine 8cythians comming thether, they were also called Sclauonia.

Carinthia.
Coruatia.
Croatia.
Istria.

Epidaurus, or Ragu-
sium.
Milea, or Meleda.
Senia
, or Segna.
Enona
, or Hona.
Iadra
, or Zara.
Sebenica.
Stridon, where S.
Hierome
was borne
MarginaliaStephanus king of Bosna, and afterward of Rascia and Mysia, was by subtill trayne allured to come and speake with Mahumete the Turke: who being come, was takē and his skinne flayne of. Bosna.
Quinquecclesiæ.
Iaitza, Metropolis.
MarginaliaAll this tracte of Bulgaria, Walachia, Transyluania, Seruia, Rascia, and Moldauia, was wont to be called Dacia, but afterward was seuered into diuers landes and dominions. Bulgaria.
Bulgaria was won
of Baiazetes þe turke
from the crowne of
Hungary, through
the vnprosperous
warre of Sigismū-
dus, at the fielde of
Nicopolis. an. 1395.
This Sigismund,
was the burner of
Iohn Hus, and the
persecutour of his
doctrine.
Walachia.
Tergouistus, or Ter-
(uis.
Huniad:
where Io-
hannes Huniades

was borne. MarginaliaOf Iohannes Huniades, read before, pag 155. 795.

Transyluania or
Septem castra.

Hermenstat.
Cronestat.
Saltzburg.
Alba Iulia,
or
Weis-
(senburg.
Gyula.

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Seruia.
SS.iij.
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