DEUS VULT - The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Order of Knights of St John of Jerusalem were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders during the Middle Ages. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The Knights of St. John, originally an order dedicated to the healing of the sick and the protection of the pilgrims to the Holy Land, became a full fledged order under Gerard, the first Grand Master. They didn't militarize until the mid-1100s, but they proved to be a useful and effective force that outlasted their brother orders and still exist to this day!
The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Hospitallers, Order of Hospitallers, Knights of Saint John and Order of Saint John, were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders during the Middle Ages.
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.