Turkish embassy letters
In 1716, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu travelled to Constantinople, where her husband was the British Ambassador. The Turkish Embassy Letters are the lively, passionate letters written to her numerous friends in London describing Turkish society, together with those recounting the journey across Europe to Constantinople and back.
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