Robert Shirley

Robert Shirley was an English adventurer and diplomat who travelled with his brother Anthony to Persia in the early 1600's.

Notable for meeting Thomas Coryat in the Persian desert in 1615 while Coryat was walking between Turkey and Gujurat.

Shirley made three journeys to Persia. On his last with Dodmore Cotton and Thomas Herbert. Herbert was later famous for bringing back sketches of Cuneiform inscriptions.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License