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A new histiry lesson
on 7 April 2013
I had vaguely heard of the Knights of St John, and had never heard of the siege of Malta, which aparrently was infuential in us not all being Muslims today. It is set at the time when Elizabeth I was on the throne, and shortly before the Armada sailed for Britain. The Knights of St John are all that stand between Christianity and the Turkish Sultan's hordes. Besieged in their castles on the island of Malta they defy one of the best military forces in the world.
Those familar with the work of Simon Scarrow will know they can trust his story telling and the book moves at a fast pace, though never fails to provide the depth of detail that history nerds like me enjoy.