Enjoy a 7-minute talk on the pivotal Battle of Lepanto of 1571, commemorated on Oct. 7 as the feast of Our Lady of Victory/Our Lady of the Rosary, from Ascension Press’s Epic video-course on Catholic history:

More on Lepanto, “the Battle that Saved Europe,” from Harry Crocker here.

And if you really want to dig in, get Roger Crowley’s Empires of the Sea, one of the best books I’ve read in the past half-dozen years.

Pray a decade today.