By David Nicolle
In contrast to their someday competitors the Templars, the Order of St John of the clinic of Jerusalem (or the Hospitallers as they're higher recognized) used to be now not created due to the First campaign in 1099: fairly, it was once most likely proven by way of a gaggle of Italian retailers from Amalfi within the mid-11th century. even if, as a result of the crusading stream, the Hospitallers turned regarded specialists within the army features of opposing Islamic armies. This e-book, the 1st of 2 to ascertain the approach to life, reports and army function of the Hospitaller knight, covers the interval from the basis of the order to the invasion of Rhodes in 1306.
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