WHILE finding Colin Blackstock's article on bagels interesting ("British wake up to the great American breakfast" 8 February), I was rather perturbed that King Jan Sobieski was portrayed as an Austrian. He did indeed save Europe from a Turkish-led Jihad by defeating Kara Mustafa at the gates of Vienna. But it was a Christian army led by a Polish King and featuring the feared Polish cavalry which inflicted the crucial blow.

Martin Kapusniak

Morpeth, Northumberland