The Mediterranean island of Rhodes would once be the stage for the conflict between the Hospitallers and the Ottoman Empire. In this episode, Michael and Kelly talk about how Suleiman the Magnificent was able to besiege and overcome the Hospitallers and their fortress.
You can read more on the Siege of Rhodes in 1522 in Medieval Warfare: A Reader, by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.
See also: The Siege of Rhodes (1480)
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
Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
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Top Image: 16th century depiction of the Siege of Rhodes in 1522 – Wikimedia Commons