Siege of Malta 1565

Information was key during the siege of Malta, both for besiegers and besieged, to anticipate the enemy’s movements. On July 23, two Christian spies were brought to the Ottoman camp and to the presence of Mustapha Pasha, the Commander of the Muslim forces. Next to Mustafa Pasha (center), Grand Admiral Piali Pasha (right) and Agha of the Janissaries (left). Illustration created for Desperta Ferro Historia Moderna n.º 46: El gran sitio de Malta