Knights Hospitallers


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Knights Hospitallers

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1. (Historical Terms) Also called: Knights of St John of Jerusalem a military religious order founded about the time of the first crusade (1096–99) among European crusaders. It took its name from a hospital and hostel in Jerusalem. Full name: Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
2. (Historical Terms) See Hospitaller
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In the reign of King John one of them was rich enough to give a manor to the Knights Hospitallers; and in Edward the Second's time your forefather Brian was summoned to Westminster to attend the great Council there.
By his black robe and the eight-pointed cross upon his sleeve, Alleyne recognized him as one of the Knights Hospitallers of St.
Evidence of each invasion can be found in the town's buildings - the Knights Hospitallers created the still-existing Knights Street after establishing Rhodes as their headquarters in 1309; the Ottomans built the Hafiz Ahmed Agha Library; Italians rebuilt the medieval Palace of the Grand Masters in the late-1930s.
There the Turks suffered major loses after an army of over 10,000 were repelled by the Knights Hospitallers. The Turks buried 21 persons in a single grave and their graves were almost '30 hands long'.
The operation, involving at least 120 lawmen, also led to the demolition of the Presidio Headquarters Knights Hospitallers, which, according to NBP officials, served as the house of notorious drug dealer Luis Go.
The area itself is steeped in history and the magnificent building that was once Blairs College can trace its connections right back to the first owners the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem.
Ken said the house, which has a distinctive layout known as hearth passage, was built circa 1500 and over the years there has been speculation that it was either a church house or that it was a hospice belonging to the Knights Hospitallers - a plaque with the society's distinctive cross emblem was on the front door - but the group has no record of any connection.
John Street, Valletta THE Baroque cathedral's rich heritage is due to the fact that it was the church of the Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem.
Among the properties family members had built was Keele Hall - after the land was sold to Sir William Sneyd by Henry VIII following its con?scation from the Knights Hospitallers during the reformation.
In some respects they read like different sides of the same coin: in the world of ecclesiastical politics, bishops, both secular and Cistercian, wield their power with a ruthlessness not dissimilar from the power-play of dukes, margraves, and knights hospitallers in the acquisitive and combative world of feudal politics.
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