Knights Hospitallers, 14th century Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem . Founded in 1099 in the aftermath of the first Crusade. The order includes military, medical and pastoral Brothers. After the fall of Acre, they escaped to Cyprus, conquered and ruling Rhodes 1309-1522,and Malta 1530-1801.  My dads side has traced themselves back to these guys.

Knights Hospitallers, 14th century Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem . Founded in 1099 in the aftermath of the first Crusade. The order includes military, medical and pastoral Brothers. After the fall of Acre, they escaped to Cyprus, conquered and ruling Rhodes 1309-1522,and Malta 1530-1801. My dads side has traced themselves back to these guys.

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An oaken coffret (Minnekästchen) with tempera paintings, second quarter of the 14th century Germany - Upper Rhineland, The Met.

An oaken coffret (Minnekästchen) with tempera paintings, second quarter of the 14th century Germany - Upper Rhineland, The Met.

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14th century Armor (Italian) Leather covered with Gold trim.  Love that splint armour!

14th century Armor (Italian) Leather covered with Gold trim. Love that splint armour!

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Recreation: 10-gore cotehardie, early 14th century. Swedish language website.

Recreation: 10-gore cotehardie, early 14th century. Swedish language website.

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14th Century fitted gown/ garment. Bliauts were fitte dgarmenys typical to this time period.

14th Century fitted gown/ garment. Bliauts were fitte dgarmenys typical to this time period.

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