In the year 1480, the Ottoman Empire massed its armies to conquer the small island of Rhodes. Defending the island were a group of medieval monastic warriors – the Hospitallers. In this episode, Michael and Kelly discuss the Siege of Rhodes in 1480.
See also: The Siege of Rhodes (1522)
Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.
Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.
Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy
You can learn more about this siege from the book Besieged Rhodes: A New History, by Kelly DeVries and Kay Smith.
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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
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Top Image: Bibliothèque nationale de France MS Latin 6067 fol. 18r