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The Epic Siege That Saw 500 Knights Hold Off 70,000 Invaders

The siege of Rhodes

A drawing of the fortress at Rhodes. (Public domain)

In 1480, the island of Rhodes was one of the greatest castles in the world. After centuries of vast wealth, engineering improvements, and military leadership the ancient commercial port had been transformed into a fearsome fortress. It sat strategically embedded among the most traveled sea lanes in the Mediterranean. For the…




Wars are often portrayed as large singular events in history but every conflict is a menagerie of thousands of small stories that make up one superior narrative. These are those stories.

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