DEUS VULT - The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Order of Knights of St John of Jerusalem were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders during the Middle Ages. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The Knights Hospitaller were Knights of the Order of Saint John the Hospitaller who were also known by such names as Knights of Rhodes, Knights of Malta, Cavaliers of Malta, and Order of St John of Jerusalem. The Hospitallers grew out of a brotherhood for the care of sick pilgrims in a hospital at Jerusalem following the First Crusade in 1100 AD.
The Cittadella, Victoria, island of Gozo, Malta.... http://www.templar-quest.com ... The Cittadella, or Citadel, is a small fortified city and citadel. In the Medieval era it was known as the Gran Castello. In the fifteenth century, during the rule of the Crown of Aragon, the city's fortifications were strengthened. Malta later came into the possession of the Knights Hospitaller (1530–1798) after they had been expelled from the Holy Land and then from Rhodes (1310–1523).
Raymond du Puy de Provence -(1083–1160) was a French knight and was the first Grand Master of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitaller) from 1120 to 1160. A member of a noble and ancient family in Dauphiné, Rochefort and Montbrun. As the first Grand Master he developed the Knights Hospitaller into a strong military force. He made the eight-pointed cross the official symbol of the Order, which later became known as the Maltese Cross.