Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1371
TitleExtract of letter from Sir Robert Sutton, 'Pera of' Constantinople [Istanbul], to Mr [George] Stepney; 7 Jan. 1704/5
Date7 January 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the situation in Turkey with regard to the French and to 'Hungarian Male Contents'; reports that the French are supporting the Hungarians; believes that the French will 'prolong the rebellion' as long as it suits its purpose before leaving the Hungarians 'in the lurch'; comments on the recent deposition of Achmet Pasha Kaleilicos and his replacement by the present vizir Ibrahim Pasha; discusses the character of Ibrahim Pasha; comments on the influence of the French over the Turkish government and the underhand way in which they obtained it; reports on the movement of a Muscovite Garrison; comments on the contradictory instructions coming from Vizir Cliem as to whether Monsieur Desalleur and his company will be granted passage through Hungary.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, between France and Hungary
royalty, Ottoman Empire, succession
armies, Russian, manoeuvres
governments, Ottoman Empire, deposition of
civil disorder, Hungary 1705
diplomacy, between France and Turkey
foreign policy, Turkey

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30051Ibrahim; Pasha (fl 1705); vizier of the Ottoman Empirefl 1705
NA30052Achmet Kaleilicos; Pasha (fl 1705); deposedfl 1705
NA30053Cliem; - (fl 1705); -; vizier of the Ottoman Empirefl 1705
NA30054Sutton; Robert (c.1671-1746); Sir; Ambassador to Holland Constantinople and Parisc.1671-1746
NA29490Stepney; George (1663-1707); Mr; diplomat; poet1663-1707
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