The Order of St. John of Jerusalem
The archives of the Order provide numerous Orders in Council, references to grants, taxes levied and contracts entered into, and much correspondence, all of which indicate that the Knights, as they grew more and more powerful, and as their fleet grew more numerous, spared no pains to keep the maintenance of their material in line with that of their enemies and the contemporary Mediterranean powers. Today the Order of the Knights of Malta and its Protestant descendant, the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realm, are carrying on noble work amongst the poor and the afflicted of the world, in true emulation of the spirit of the Blessed Gerard.
Filed under: Tudors | Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Harbours & Dockyards | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons