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1585 ca1645 ca
a traveler, writer and alleged spy. He claimed at the end of his various peregrinations to have tramped 36,000 miles on foot. Prior to 1610 he had visited Shetland, Switzerland, and Bohemia. In that year he set out from Paris for Rome on the 7 March, where he remained for four weeks before moving on to other parts of Italy: Naples, Ancona, before moving on to Athens, Constantinople, and others. After a three-month stay in Constantinople, he sailed to other Grecian localities and then on to Palestine, arriving in Jerusalemon Palm Sunday 1612, and later on to Egypt.
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