Italian ebooks free download Knight Hospitaller (2): 1306-1565

Knight Hospitaller (2): 1306-1565

Knight Hospitaller (2): 1306-1565

by David Nicolle

Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
ISBN: 9781841762159
Pages: 64
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 2 Mb
Date posting: 2020-11-24
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Having campaigned on land during their early existence, the Hospitallers fought mainly at sea from the turn of the 14th century. The emphasis was now on small-scale operations, rather than the crusading invasion that had so often come to grief. Having conquered Rhodes, the Order fortified it and transferred there in 1309. A period of on-off warfare with the Mamluks became full-blown conflict with the Ottomans, who captured Rhodes in 1522, forcing the Hospitallers to transfer to Malta. This book, the second of ...