Category: Middle East

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