Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle of the Renaissance (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

Lepanto 1571: The Greatest Naval Battle of the Renaissance (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

Angus Konstam


For a lot of the sixteenth century the Mediterranean used to be a battleground among Christians and Muslims. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of a few 235 galleys encountered the marginally smaller Christian fleet of the Holy League. In a 5 hour melee the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat at the Turks. Lepanto was once the final nice galley struggle of all time and probably the most decisive naval battles in history.

For a lot of the sixteenth century the Mediterranean was once a battleground among Christians and Muslims. A decisive conflict among huge galley fleets was once anticipated to come to a decision the destiny of the complete Mediterranean basin. In August 1571, an Ottoman fleet of a few 235 galleys encountered the marginally smaller Christian fleet of the Holy League. In a 5 hour melee the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat at the Turks. Lepanto used to be the final nice galley struggle of all time and probably the most decisive naval battles in historical past. This ebook information the process some of the most an important army campaigns of the Renaissance.

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