The traveller Richard Pococke leaves Larnaca for Famagusta:

We set out from Larnaca on mules, under the protection of the consul’s jenizari, in order to make the tour of the island. We travelled eastwards and came to the bed of a torrent...

New laws in Cyprus were recorded by Lorenzo Warriner Pease

The new governor made a law that thieves who steal sheep etc. not under lock and key, shall have a wooden block nailed to their leg and a chain and thus for three months be...

Baroness Annie Allnott Brassey in Nicosia:

The night was again cold, and even at 8 a.m. breakfast, by which time the sun was high and bright, the air was still chilly. About 10 a.m. we started to ride to Kythraea, a village situated...

Rupert Gunnis was trying to teach Cypriots their history:

In uniform to the Armistice Day service at the English Church, very well done indeed. The four zaptieh, bugles sounding, the Last Post in the porch. Then to visit the hospital...

Alexander Drummond, British consul at Aleppo, describing his trip to Cyprus:

Through a number of delightful spots we came to Famagosta; and from Castro, where there are still cisterns, with the remains of a town and fort...

Sir Garnet Wosleley reaches Peristerona:

The road entirely unmade, travelled over for over 2000 years, is very good and level and quite practicable throughout for wheeled conveyance. It crosses the dry beds...

From the private journal of Lieutenant Donisthorpe Donne:

On my way back to Limassol next day I found the ruins of the Temple of Apollo Hylates near Curium. It occupied a commanding position not far from the promontory and a few 100 yards from...

Referring to the last period of Caterina Cornaro’s reign, Leto Severis comments:

A revolt broke out, organised by the Neapolitans and supported by a section of the Cypriot population. That night Caterina’s uncle...

Extract from George Boustronios’ narrative referring to Kyrenia:

And on 15 November 1473 Sir Louis Alberic sent a written message from Kyrenia that Sir Paolo Contarini did not wish to surrender Kyrenia to him: ‘’Besides, he says that he does not...

The traveller Richard Pococke continues his journey around the island:

We travelled eastwards to the village of Asphronisy, where there are ruins of four churches and it seems to have been some antient town...

George Boustronios, in his narrative of the Chronicle of Cyprus, recorded:

The news reached Nicosia that: “King James’ illegitimate daughter had been betrothed to King Ferdinand’s illegitimate son, and King Ferdinand...

From George Boustronios’ narrative:

In addition, on 18 November the news reached Nicosia that: ‘King James’ illegitimate daughter had been betrothed to King Ferdinand’s illegitimate son, and King...