BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: New Generation Thinker John Gallagher from the University of Cambridge

England's First European: the curious voyage of Fynes Moryson

The Barbour Room

2017 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of what might be the greatest, but littlest-known, book of travels of early modern England. Fynes Moryson was a young fellow of a Cambridge college when he left for a journey to Jerusalem and back. His monumental book An Itinerary is a colourful, funny, and touching account of one man’s curious journey, meeting bandits in northern Germany, disguising himself as a Catholic Italian in order to see Rome and burying his brother’s body by the side of the road on his return.

John Gallagher’s Essay brings to life one of the great travel accounts of any period which includes detailed instructions to English travelers on how best to disguise themselves when travelling through Catholic Europe.

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