Ex­plor­ing the Cas­trum Maris, Fort St An­gelo dur­ing the Mid­dle Ages

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Fort St An­gelo is closely as­so­ci­ated with the Or­der of St John. In re­al­ity it boasts a more ex­ten­sive her­itage.

This will be the fo­cus of a series of lec­tures that will ex­plore Fort St An­gelo’s im­por­tance dur­ing the me­dieval past, then known as Cas­trum Maris. The event will take place on Wed­nes­day 16 Novem­ber at Fort St An­gelo at 6.30pm. Lec­tures will be held at the Ad­mi­ral’s Hall. This event in­cludes also a tour around the fort high­light­ing me­dieval ar­chae­o­log­i­cal re­mains.

The first lec­ture will be con­ducted by the cu­ra­tor of Fort St An­gelo, Matthew Balzan, who will give a gen­eral over­view of the fort’s me­dieval his­tory and con­fig­u­ra­tion dur­ing the Mid­dle Ages.

This will be fol­lowed by an­other lec­ture by Pro­fes­sor Stan­ley Fior­ini, ‘The capel­lana of the Cas­trum Maris’. He will be tar­get­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the troglodyte Chapel of the Na­tiv­ity of the Vir­gin while the Malta His­tor­i­cal Fenc­ing As­so­ci­a­tion will con­duct the last lec­ture en­ti­tled ‘The use of late me­dieval edged weapons in Malta. A prac­ti­cal study’. This will be fol­lowed by a demon­stra­tion of me­dieval swords and sword fight­ing. A small re­cep­tion will fol­low.

At­ten­dance is free of charge. At­ten­dees must re­serve a seat be­fore­hand by send­ing an email to cu­ra­tor Matthew Balzan on matthew.balzan@gov.mt un­til 14 Novem­ber at 4pm.

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