The siege of Rhodes, 1522

"In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic clash between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. The second attempt by the Ottoman Empire to defeat the Knights of Saint John and take control of Rhodes.
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You can find the book on Amazon: Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World."

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