Today in European history: the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

The Battle of Lepanto is the mother lode of historical turning points. It broke the Ottoman Empire‚Äôs domination of the eastern Mediterranean and marked a turning of the tide in the long-simmering conflict between the European powers (particularly the Habsburgs) and the Ottomans. It gave European Christians the confidence that they could stand up to … Continue reading Today in European history: the Battle of Lepanto (1571)