There are several (larger) islands in the Mediterranean that have had a particularly turbulent history. If I omit antiquity, here are their destinies after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Malta, which, together with Gibraltar, guarded an important sea route from India for the British, was one of the most strategic points in the Mediterranean. Therefore, it was armed with the largest cannon " hundred-ton Armstrong ".
After the conquest of the Johannitic island of Rhodes and a series of successful campaigns in the Middle East, the Balkans and Hungary, the Turkish Ottoman Empire reached its largest history in history. And because the appetite grows with food, the Turkish Sultan Sülejman I the Magnificent ( 1494-1566 ), called by the Turkish historians of the Legislature, decided to occupy the island of Malta as the basis for further progress to the western Mediterranean, the new seat of the expulsive Knights of St. John ...