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Title: The Grand Masters of Malta
Authors: Bedford, W.K. Riland
Holbeche, Richard
Keywords: Order of St John -- History
Knights of Malta -- History
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Co.
Citation: The order of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. United States : Kessinger Publishing Co., 2003. p. 82-97. 0766141098
Series/Report no.: Kessinger Publishing’s Rare Reprints;
Abstract: The glorious issue of the struggle for Malta confirmed the Order of St. John in the position of a sovereign independent community. The Grand Master surmounted his escutcheon with a crown, received ambassadors, and sent envoys to foreign courts. Of the magnificence with which successive rulers of the Order kept their state, the city of palaces, Valletta, with its wealth of art treasures bears testimony, though shorn by French rapacity of much of its splendour. Public buildings, provided by the bounty of individual knights, aqueducts, gardens, causeways, and a hundred other improvements converted the formerly barren island rock into a land of milk and honey, and the inhabitants reaped the fruit of an expenditure maintained by the tribute of all Europe from Lisbon to Warsaw, wherever a commandery of the Order was seated.
Description: Facsimile reproduction of the 1902 edition
ISBN: 142537199X
Appears in Collections:Melitensia Works - ERCASHHer

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