Editors. "Greeks set fire to Turkish admiral's vessel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17822, accessed 21 August 2014.]
Greek insurgents set fire to the ship of the Turkish admiral as a reprisal for the recent atrocities on Chios, in which the majority of the island's Christian inhabitants were either massacred or sold as slaves. After burning of the admiral's ship, the rest of the fleet scatters.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.