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#103: How the 1565 Siege of Malta Led to the Golden Age of Piracy

#103: How the 1565 Siege of Malta Led to the Golden Age of Piracy



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The Knights Hospitaller were kicked out of Jerusalem following the Third Crusade, but they found a new home on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Their defense fortifications were so strong that nobody could invade, not even the might Ottoman navy in the late 16th century.

Learn how this warrior order helped piracy thrive in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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