1571 Lepanto—Last Gasp of the Galleys
Lecture no. 18 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The conquests of the Ottoman Turks led to the largest naval battle of the Renaissance. Trace the formation of the Holy League, an alliance of Christian powers against the raiding Ottomans; follow the events leading to Lepanto; and study the dramatic naval engagement that ended Turkish incursions into the maritime outposts of Christendom.