Sir Thomas Herbert, an English traveller, born in York about 1606, died there in 1682. He studied at Oxford and Cambridge, and in 1626 accompanied Sir Dodmore Cotton on his embassy to Persia. He returned to England at the end of four years, after having visited Persia, northern Africa, and the East Indies, and in 1634 published "Some Yeares Travels into Africa and the Great Asia, especially the Territories of the Persian Monarchy." In the civil war Herbert took the side of the parliament, was one of the commissioners of Halifax, and was sent by parliament among the deputies to Newcastle to receive the king from the Scotch. Charles was so won by his kind and courteous behavior that, though he was a Presbyterian, he retained him to the last, after his other attendants had been dismissed. Herbert, for his services to the king, was rewarded by Charles II. with the title of baronet. Together with some others, he wrote the Thre-nodia Carolina, an account of the last two years of the life of Charles I. (1678 and 1813).