Monthly Archives: March 2011

Part 14: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem

Suleiman assigns the campaign to Malta,  to his son-in-law  Mustapha Pasha.  Suleiman , the Grande Turk, gives the orders and  the fleet set sail, to once and for all exterminate that nest of pirates, that “nest of vipers,” 5 known … Continue reading

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Part 13: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem

Malta was not Rhodes,  Malta is a hard rocky island, “ 18 miles long by 9 miles wide,” 4 but it does have a grand harbor on its northeast coast and here the Hospitallers found a few old fortifications and … Continue reading

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Part 12: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem

In 1522 the Sultan successor, Suleiman, known as Suleiman the Magnificent,  returns to Rhodes, with 400 ships, an army of 140,000. to 200,000 vs. the Knights leading 7000 defenders. The Knights held out for 6 months and with the onset … Continue reading

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