In this Primer Plus episode, Melissa Rihl interviews Professor Susan Hanssen on the Battle of Lepanto, which occurred on October 7, 1571. Professor Hanssen describes the historical details and circumstances leading up this significant battle between two large powers: The fleet of the Ottoman Turk Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. This was the greatest naval battle before the modern period, and the turning point of the Crusades. Professor Hanssen is an Associate Professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Dallas. Tune in for a fascinating conversation about this historic battle and it’s importance.