As part of the Heritage & History Book Fair, Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna is pleased to invite you to the following public lecture in English by Liam Gauci titled; A Russian Knight, a Maltese Corsair and a Fallen Patriot. This public event is being held onSaturday 14th of October at 10.30 am at the Cantina Nicolo, Notre Dame Gate, St. Edward’s Street, Vittoriosa.
A Russian Knight, a Maltese corsair and a fallen Patriot.
‘....at least accept my eager and strong will to sacrifice the rest of my life in defence of the faith and of this island which I hold as if it was my native country..’ These are the words of Guglielmo Lorenzi who for nearly half a century lived in Malta and made it his base for corsairing operations. Liam Gauci will chart the life of one of Malta’s forgotten patriots.
Shot alongside Dun Mikiel Xerri, his was a life carved on the decks of Corsair ships. For decades the mere mention of his name would instil courage in his sailors and fear in his victims. At the height of his career Lorenzi had the financial power to build and commission a 54 gun ship. He had the style and means to eat off silver plates and smoke his cigars out of amber cigar holders. His is a story that every history enthusiast in Malta should want to hear. During his lecture about Lorenzi Liam will not only talk about Lorenzi the Corsair but also about Lorenzi the Patriot who gave his life for Malta in 1799 only to be forgotten by history.
Entrance for this event is free but pre-booking is advisable to secure a seat. Bookings can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org