ARX - Hospitaller Coastal Batteries
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The year is 1794, and Britain is at war with France. Corsican patriots have pleaded for British aid in freeing Corsica from the occupying French Revolutionary forces.
Inside Marsamxett harbour lies a small leaf-shaped island once known as the Isoletto. Its strategic value emerged with the construction of Valletta on Mount Sciberras, when the threat it posed to the western flanks of the new city began to feature prominently in the engineers’ reports.
The town fortifications, ramparts and towers outside the walls were built, reinforced and reconstructed in the period from the 12th to the second half of the 17th century.