Today in European history: the Great Siege of Malta ends (1565)

The two most famous military orders to emerge from the Crusades were the Knights Templar, which was named for its first headquarters on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and the Knights Hospitaller, which ran a hospital in Crusader Jerusalem before it diversified into the fighting business. The Templars are easily the more famous of the … Continue reading Today in European history: the Great Siege of Malta ends (1565)