John Harrison (diplomat)

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John Harrison's book, published in 1633.

John Harrison was an English representative in Morocco in the 17th century.

James I of England sent John Harrison to Muley Zaydan in Morocco in 1610 and again in 1613 and 1615 in order to obtain the release of English captives.[1] He negotiated a treaty in May 1627 with Sidi al-Ayachi, independent governor of Salé, who had risen a month before against Mulay Zaydan.[2]

Harrison published an account of the Sultan Mulay Abd al-Malik in 1633.[3]


  • The Tragical Life and Death of Muley Abdala Melek the late King of Barbarie Printed at Delph, Anno 1633

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  1. ^ Srhir, K. Ben (2005). Britain And Morocco During The Embassy Of John Drummond Hay, 1845-1886. RoutledgeCurzon. pp. 14–. ISBN 9780714654324. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Andrews, Kenneth R. (1991). Ships, Money and Politics: Seafaring and Naval Enterprise in the Reign of Charles 1. CUP Archive. pp. 167–. ISBN 9780521401166. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Vitkus, Daniel J.; Matar, Nabil I. (2001). Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England. Columbia University Press. pp. 41–. ISBN 9780231505291. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 

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