Today in European history: the Siege of Candia (finally) ends (1669)

The Ottoman Empire in the 17th century is a land of contrasts. I know that sounds like the opening to a bad high school essay, but it’s not wrong. The 17th century ended with the Ottomans signing the first truly disadvantageous treaty they’d ever signed, and while reports of Ottoman decline in this period can … Continue reading Today in European history: the Siege of Candia (finally) ends (1669)