Hall or Nothing Productions Ltd: October 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2 example cards from 1565, St. Elmo's Pay

Adrien de la Rivière

Adrien de la Rivière, a French cavalry knight, was captured in Malta after his horse was shot from under him in a disastrous early skirmish with the Ottomans. He fed Mustafa Pasha false information about the Maltese defences, which resulted in a failed attack by the Ottomans. His deception cost him his life - he was horribly tortured to death in front of the other slaves and captives to teach them a lesson.