Four hundred forty one years ago today the battle of Lepanto took place. Here’s a post from Chris Castaldo with a post that is historically enlightening and personally challenging:
The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7,1571 when a fleet of the Holy League—a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states—decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire in five hours of fighting on the northern edge of the Gulf of Patras, off western Greece. The Ottoman forces sailing westwards from their naval station in Lepanto met the Holy League forces, which had come from (my family’s hometown of) Messina, Sicily. The victory of the Holy League prevented the Mediterranean Sea from becoming an uncontested highway for Muslim forces and helped to prevent the Ottomans from advancing further along the Mediterranean flank of Europe.
After listening to a lecture on Lepanto today, I was struck . . .
Read the rest here.