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An Empire s finest warriors Determined to capture Malta and use The Great PDFEPUBits port to launch operations against Europe Suleiman sent overwhelming forces A few thousand defenders in Fort Saint Elmo fought to the last man When the Turks captured. great read historically faithful

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The Great Siege: Malta 1565

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13 thoughts on “The Great Siege: Malta 1565

  1. says:

    Although I quite enjoyed this book, it is a history written shortly after WW2 As a result, it is a history written as a cracking good story, than as a sober, objective work I found it quite reminiscent of the great Sir Charles Oman s various books Although Bradford uses primary sources, he isn t really too critical of them Honestly, the book seems at times to be a hagiography of Grand Master Jean de Valette than anythi

  2. says:

    This is an excellent audio book of a book originally published in 1961 by British historian Ernle pronounced Ern Lee Bradford about the Ottoman attack on the island of Malta in 1565, intended to subjugate Malta and eliminate the Order of the Knights of Malta as a player in Mediterranean military and political affairs.In the 1950s and 1960s Ernle Bradford wrote a number of books about significant events in Mediterranean history, ranging f

  3. says:

    Fantastic read, full of detail and background The analysis of the Ottoman leadership conflicts was very insightful I love military historical fiction, and although this was non fiction, it was as exciting a page t

  4. says:

    I read this first when still a late teenager It is a truly remarkable account of a watershed in European history marking, effectively the point at which the Ottoman control of the Mediterranean was checked and began its retreat.The odds against the Knights were incredible and their bravery and leadership was unparalled.This book made me want to visit the Island to re viisit the sites, which I did this year

  5. says:

    Crisp, clear, informative, the way history should be written Spare in it s analysis allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions.

  6. says:

    great read historically faithful

  7. says:

    Well written and very interesting.

  8. says:

    Excellently written and very enjoyable I want to visit Malta

  9. says:

    I love history and have read countless history books but this book is a cut above most It reads like a Boys Own adventure with gore and will keep you in the edge of your seat I m not going into detail, with regard

  10. says:

    A complex military operation explained clearly and with an astounding degree of detail in terms of the feats of in

  11. says:

    I had never heard of this Siege until this book was recommended to me by a friend I knew about the Knights of Malta but had not appreciated how important they were in halting the Muslim expansion westwards along the Mediterranean A fascinating and detailed account about how the Knights of St John and the Maltese people survived the attempts of the superior force of the Sultan Soleyman to take this strategic island in t

  12. says:

    I read this book, whilst holidaying in Malta I found it well written and interesting, helped of course by being able to see and visit the various places mentioned in the story I found the level of detail was enough for me to come away knowing far about the siege, yet it did not become bogged down in lengthy debates to substantiate

  13. says:

    The 1565 Siege of Malta is a story of incredible courage and refusal to admit defeat which captured the imagination of all Europe even the Protestant bits This book is a very vivid telling of the story which manages to combine brutal battle scenes with strategic and tactical analysis, and descriptions of weaponry and fig