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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On planning to visit to Malta, I wanted to know the history behind the Island , I listen with amazement of the shear volume of history in- golfed this tiny island wow , a must read if planning a visit . I recommend this book .
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it was a wonderful story. Amazing that i have spend so many years in school in a Christian country and never learned of this. it should be mandatory reading in all of Christendom.
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- David Jakobsen

Book Details

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