Category: Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical dresses and antiques. Medieval, Byzantine.

The First Crusade. Knights Hospitaller of the Order of Saint John.

Knights, hospitaller, Order, St John, Malta, 11th century, Crusade, Middle ages,

Knights Hospitaller or the Order of Saint John. The eleventh century — Pilgrimage to Jerusalem — Difficulties of pilgrims from Europe — The two Italian merchants — The first Hospital of St. John at Jerusalem — Jerusalem taken by the Turcmans — New miseries of pilgrims — Peter the Hermit — The First Crusade

The Knights Templar. The Second Crusade in the Middle Ages.

Templars, Knights, Midldle ages, Templar, Armor,

Foundation of the Order of the Temple — St. Bernard aids the Order—Constitution of the Order — St. Bernard’s account of the Templars — The Christian power in the East weakened — The Second Crusade — The siege of Damascus — Letter of a Knight Templar — Exploits of the Templars in Palestine