Tuesday, October 9, 2018

1522, Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem



                                Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem

The Eastern Roman Empire has already been occupied
                      [and the Ottoman armies in southern Europe defeat every opponent
while they are punishing hard anyone who supports their enemy
       [even by speaking in favor of it, each weapons supplier supporter, proponent.

The Ottoman fleet strikes the coast of Italy
                       [and is confident that Austria will quickly be mastered, conquered.

After that the road to conquer Germany will be open
                                 [and no country will again be unbound, untied or unfettered.

In the year 1522 the Sultan completely unexpected paused military operations
                                                    [and directed his troops against the Knights of Rhodes

Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem lived there now
     [[and disputes with the Turks was continuing (piracy, raiding and various episodes).

On July 28, Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I begins his siege of the Knights of St. John.
                    [and on December 18 the Turks finally break into Rhodes, but the Knights
continue fierce resistance in the streets side by side with the Greek people
                                                                               [fighting together for days and nights …

Finally on December 20 Suleiman accepts the surrender
                                                   [of the surviving Knights, who are allowed to evacuate.

They eventually resettle on Malta, and became known as the Knights of Malta,
                                             [but for decades they continued to battle and of course hate.... 


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* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS //
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

1521, in March, Ferdinand Magellan sailed in Leyte, where he dies.




Βy October 1520, Magellan and his men had entered
                                                                  [what is now called the Strait of Magellan,
but the ship's captain avoided by stammering incomprehensible words
        [good goin', if we're goin', you know somethin, you understand what I'm tellin ?

The remaining ships sailed across the Pacific Ocean and in March 1521,
                                                  [Ferdinand Magellan discovered the island of Guam.

It was a time when the earth was smaller, and no one knew
             [there were islands of The Philippines, or for example, the current Vietnam.

Later in the same month, the Portuguese Explorer (city of Porto or Sabrosa)
                                                      [left the island and sailed in Leyte, where he dies.

The cause was the excessive confidence of the Spaniards in their arms,
             [the Middle East, and more often the Far East, traps, surprises, hopes belies…


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* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS //
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