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Title: The Moorish invasion of Malta in 1429
Authors: Grima, Joseph F.
Keywords: Malta -- History -- Aragonese and Castillians, 1283-1530
Alfonso V, King of Aragon, 1396-1458
Malta -- History -- 870-1530
Maure (African people) -- Malta
Issue Date: 2019-09-22
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Limited
Citation: Grima, Joseph F, (2019, September 22). The Moorish invasion of Malta in 1429, Sunday Times of Malta, pp. 54.
Abstract: This article recalls the great Moorish invasion that happened in Malta in 1429. At that time, Malta formed part of the Aragonese Mediterranean Empire. On September 25, a large fleet and army attacked the islands. According to historian Joseph F. Grima, the recorded number of enemy ships varies from 40 to 70. The Moors landed and ravaged the whole island before they laid siege to Mdina, capturing many slaves and livestock in the process. However, the Moors then inexplicably retreated with the spoils they had acquired and without actually taking Mdina.
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