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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 of St. John, originally an order dedicated to the healing of the sick and the protection of the pilgrims to the Holy Land, became a full fledged order under Gerard, the first Grand Master. They didn't militarize until the mid-1100s, but they proved to be a useful and effective force that outlasted their brother orders and still exist to this day!

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Knights Hospitallers, 14th century Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Knights of Malta, Knights of Rhodes, and Chevaliers de Malte. Active: c. 1099–Present Allegiance: Papacy

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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. The twelfth century Crypt of The Priory Church of St John, Clerkenwell.

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