Battle of Lepanto

If the Christian West under Spain and Venice hadn’t won this naval battle involving at least 400 ships, you’d be reading the Quran today instead of the Bible or this blog. England, Germany and other Europeans were too involved in the Protestant revolution to take part, and didn’t seem to realize Europe was about to be at the mercy of the Ottoman (Muslim) Empire.

It was the last great naval battle fought in galleys, Roman style ships propelled by rowing slaves. When the Christian slaves were freed from the Ottoman ships, they were quickly armed by the Spanish and Venetians, and fought on the decks to assure victory for the Christians.

Yes, there are many events in this universe we know little about because of one-sided reporting (witness China and Russia) and I am happy to let you know about this one.

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