Exploring the Castrum Maris, Fort St Angelo during the Middle Ages
Fort St Angelo is closely associated with the Order of St John. But 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 but interested attendees are requested to reserve a seat beforehand by sending an email to curator Matthew Balzan on firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 November at 4pm.