The Great Siege

  • by Ernle Bradford
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Suleiman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the most powerful ruler in the world, was determined to conquer Europe. Only one thing stood in his way: the island of Malta, occupied by the Knights of Saint John, the Holy Roman Empire's finest warriors. Determined to capture Malta and use its 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 the fort, they took no prisoners, mutilating the defenders' bodies. The Knights' leader reciprocated by decapitating his Turkish prisoners and using their heads to cannonade the enemy. Then the battle for Malta began in earnest.


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a superb account of the Great Siege

A great piece of historical research well written and beautifully read. This is an absorbing account which makes you feel that you are there with those involved. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it.
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- Peter Thomas


It will take me a long time to replace this riveting Audio book so well read by Simon Vance.
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- flygg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.