Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

Get access

 The Lepanto of James sixt, King of Scotland
(1,510 words)

His Majesties Lepento or, Heroricall Song being part of his Poeticall exercises at vacant hours


James I

Date: 1591

Original Language: English


The Lepanto of James Sixt, King of Scotland is a short epic poem by James when he was still king of Scotland, commemorating the defeat of the Ottoman navy in 1571 by a coalition of Catholic states known as the Holy League, led by Don John of Austria (1547-78). This was the only Ottoman set-back during the 16th century and many Europeans saw it as pro…

Cite this page
Bennett, Clinton, “ The Lepanto of James sixt, King of Scotland”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲