Dear Members and Friends of the MHA,
We are delighted to announce our upcoming presentation for the month of April. We really hope you can join us. The presentation will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 19th of April 2022 at the usual time of 7.30pm. The Zoom link will be provided on the email. Giacomo Muscat wil be talking about the Maltese corsairs some of the most feard pirates on the mediteranean sea.
Empires disappeared just as fast as they rose to power. Yet generation aftergeneration of Maltese Corsairs adapted and thrived.
The Maltese, being expert mariners, and not shy to shed blood, absolutely excelled in this maritime business. Every occupying force’s main concern with Malta was its strategic importance, notthe welfare of the locals per-se. The Maltese had to mostly fend for themselves, and with limited natural land resources, it was the Sea, that provided the daily bread for most.
Yet it was not “Fish” that the Maltese preyed on, and brought back home. But was it all Glory and fame? What deadly consequences would this activity have for both the Corsairs, and the island of Malta? Giacomo Muscat will shed more light on his above favorite subject and obsession for well over a decade.