Friday, July 10, 2009

John Nelson (convert)

John Nelson was the earliest known Englishman to convert to Islam in the 16th century.[1][2][3] He is mentioned by the 16th century writer Richard Hakluyt in his book Voyager's Tales.

The king had there before in his house a son of a yeoman of our Queen's guard, whom the king's son had enforced to turn Turk [Muslim]; his name was John Nelson.[4]

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