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The Great Siege of Malta - Living in Malta

In 1565, during the rule of the Knights of Malta, Turkish Corsairs led by Turgut (or Dragut) Reis invaded Malta. At the time there was an ongoing …

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The Siege of Malta, 1565

St Elmo is stormed but the first relief force is landed<p>90<p>Mustapha plans to attack St Michael from the sea<p>105<p>The bravery of the Grand Master Our …

The island of Malta is merely a rock of soft sandstone, about six or seven leagues long and three or four broad. The surface of the rock is barely covered with three or four feet of earth, which is likewise stony, and very unfit to grow corn and other grain... except for a few springs in the middle of the island there is no running water, nor even wells.

The average reader might not be familiar with the Knights of St. John or the Great Siege. The following somewhat sensationalized history is taken …

Great Siege of Malta 1565

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The Great Siege

In 1565 the Ottoman Empire was at its peak. Under their sultan, Solyman the Magnificent, the Turks had conquered most of Eastern Europe. The rulers …

History's bloodiest siege used human heads as cannonballs

A hot and fetid June night on the small Mediterranean island of Malta, and a Christian sentry patrolling at the foot of a fort on the Grand Harbour …

Biggie Smalls: The Voice That Influenced A Generation

He recorded as The Notorious B.I.G. People knew him as Biggie Smalls, or Biggie. He was murdered when he was only 24 years old. Yet he's one of the most revered, emulated and biggest-selling rappers in the game.<p>Biggie's voice doesn't sound like anybody else's. It's plummy, wheezy, humid. It sounds …

The 10 Best The Notorious B.I.G. Songs

Choosing the ten best songs by one of Brooklyn’s most beloved children, the Notorious B.I.G., is essentially a fool’s errand. The rapper, né …

Long-sealed Notorious B.I.G. autopsy released 15 YEARS after his tragic death

Slain Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. was killed by a single bullet that ripped through his liver, heart and left lung in a 1997 drive-by shooting …

Rapper Biggie Smalls' childhood apartment in Brooklyn on the market for $725,000

The Brooklyn apartment famed rapper Notorious B.I.G. once called his "one-room shack" is on the market for a cool $725,000.<p>The steep asking price for …

Fashion Designer Marc Ecko Using Biggie Smalls Song to Teach Business Class

American fashion designer Marc Ecko is using a song by The Notorious B.I.G. to help teach a business class.<p>One of the most important lessons I have …

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