Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: markomalley
The siege of Otranto, launched by Sultan Mohammed II of Turkey, was eventually stopped by the forces of the King of Naples. Mohammed’s forces, who had already captured Constantinople (present day Istanbul), failed to reach their next intended target, Rome.

Not really accurate. The Ottomans actually captured Otranto, and the King of Naples and allies eventually recaptured it, though with the Turks surrendering on terms they were allowed to sail away.

The Otranto attack was a very small affair compared to the full weight of Ottoman resources. There is little or no evidence that the attack on Otranto was the intended start of a full-scale formal invasion of Italy.

Though conquest of Italy was obviously a long-term objective of the Turks.

9 posted on 05/12/2013 6:35:25 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: Sherman Logan

“There is little or no evidence that the attack on Otranto was the intended start of a full-scale formal invasion of Italy.”

Who are you reading? Might want to ask the Knight of Malta about that one...


16 posted on 05/12/2013 7:28:58 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson