Michael Davies – The Siege of Malta

The Knights of the Hospital ultimately were forced by the Ottoman Turkish advance to move to Malta. It is from this move that their present name, the Knights of Malta, arises. The Knights, in one of the most glorious pages of their history, fought off a horrific Ottoman siege in the 1500’s. Mr. Davies, who personally came to know Malta while being stationed there as a soldier in the British Army, describes the siege with great clarity and enthusiasm. Taken from: Crusading, the Crusader & the Christian Order – 2002 VonHildebrand Institute