This beautiful hall is in the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta, Malta, seat of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, built in 1571. It also served as the governor’s palace during British Colonial times, and now is the base for Malta’s government. 49 more words
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The Maltese Islands, floating in the deep sapphire waters of the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, are a treasure-trove of history. Over the 3 islands—Malta, Gozo, and Comino—lies a wealth of prehistoric ruins, cathedrals, palaces, catacombs, ancient temples and more to make the history buff squeal with delight. 695 more words
The Great Siege of Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford (1961)
Heidi sent me a copy of this book. It made for gripping reading.
In 1565 the Ottoman Empire, under Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, was the strongest single military force in all the world. 418 more words
My last post was all about the Knights Templars and the re-discovery of a possible long-lost religious centre in caves beneath Shropshire. In passing, I mentioned the Knights of St. 774 more words
The Red Tower, or to give it its proper name St Agatha’s Tower, is a large imposing watchtower in Mellieħa, the sixth and most important of a coastal defence system of fortifications and small castles built by the Knights of St John during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 680 more words