The Knights of the Order, Ernie Bradford

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The Knights of the Order, Ernie Bradford. Published by Dorset Press, New York, 1991. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 245pp., maps, appendices, bibliography and index. In fine condition; dustjacket has very light shelf wear.

An authoritative history of the Knights of St. John, from Jerusalem to Malta, told by the bestselling author of The Great Siege. Known by many names through their centuries-long career, The Knights Hospitaller of Saint John dedicated themselves to defending the poor and sick. First formed in Jerusalem during the Crusades of the eleventh century, the Order of Saint John grew in wealth and power rivaled only by the Knights Templar. They survived exile from the Holy Land, settling first in Rhodes and then in Malta, which they famously defended against the Ottoman Empire’s epic invasion of 1565. Even after losing Malta to Napoleon Bonaparte two centuries later, the Order of Saint John continued its mission.