Reuben Pace

Balbi Correggio's Diary - 23rd July

As the Turks at Is-Salvatur were so close, it was not safe to walk in any of the streets near the Palace, so the Grand Master ordered them to be blocked up with stones to prevent the opposing arquebusiers from seeing anyone who walked there.

By order of the Grand Master no time was lost in making repairs although there were many casualties among the labourers as well as the overseers and the engineers. Among there were the following: The chief engineer was Master Evangelista (Menga)… There were also to Maltese, Girolamo Cassar and his brother.


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