+ Pro Fide + Pro Utilitate Hominum +
The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller.

The History of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Jesus said: "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" - John 8. 32.

* Items provided by other Web Sites (use your browser's BACK button to return here)



Section 1. Historic Texts.
Section 2. Articles.
Section 3. eBook.
Section 4. Pictures.
Section 5. Information Resources.
Section 6. History Ring Links. 


Section 1. Historic Texts of the Order.
General.

Grand Masters List
* Bull of Pascal II confirming the foundation of the Order 1113
* The Rule of Blessed Raymond du Puy
* Statutes of Fra. Jobert 1176  
* Statutes of Fra. Jobert 1177  
* Statutes of Fra. Roger de Moulins 1181  
* Letter from the East to Master of Knights Hospitaller 1187
* The proofs of nobility required by the Order in the XVI Century.
Investiture of a new Knight pre 1798
* Memoirs of the Duke of Rovigo-Savary, Malta May 1798  
The Surrender of Malta to the French Republic 1798 
The Treaty of Amiens relative to the Order of St John of Jerusalem 
* The Full Treaty of Amiens 
Treaty between the Grand Priory of German and the Grand Priory of Bavaria 1806 

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Papal Brief: Inclytum Antiquitate Originis, June 22nd 1888  

The Alliance of Chivalric Orders of St. John.
* Texts of Agreements between Alliance Members and SMOM 

The Russian Grand Priory.
Report on the proposed Catholic Grand Priory of Russia 1797
Creation of the Catholic Grand Priory of Russia 1797 
Proclamation of Paul I as Protector of the Order of Malta 1797 
Proposed creation of Greek Orthodox Commanderies 1797
Report on the Creation of Orthodox Commanderies 1798
The Maltese Order During 1797 - 1801 from the official records
Epistle of Pius VI to de Litta 5th November 1798 
Election of Paul I as Grand Master 1798
Creation of Commanderies for Russian Nobles 1798  
Support from the Grand Priory of Germany for Paul I - Oct. 1798 
Lord Nelson's letter to Emperor Paul I of Russia - Nov. 1798  
Edict for the two Russian Grand Priories - Dec. 1798 
Appeal by Paul I, Grand-Master of the Order, to the European Nobility Dec. 1798 
Order from Paul I Grand-Master ejecting Bavaria from the Order 1798 
Pro memoria of Pius VII to Mgr Laurent de Litta Nuncio to Russia March 1799 
The Abdication of Hompesch to the Emperors of Austria and Russia 1799 
Treaty between Grand Master Paul I and Maximilian IV Joseph of Bavaria 1799 
Report from the Annual Register of the Order of St John for 1799 
Ukase 19.044 concerning the establishment of Hereditary Commanderies 1799 
Confirmation of Soltikoff as Lieutenant Grand Master 1801
Decree of the Sacred Council concerning the Grand Priory of Bavaria 1801
The Decision of the Sacred Council 1801
Letter from Lord St Helens to Augustus Paget 1802 
Translation of Ukase 24.134. of 1810
Translation of Ukase 24.882. of 1811
Free Translation of Ukase 26.626. of 1817
Translation of Ukase 26.626. of 1817
Transactions concluded in the reign of Emperor Paul I, 1838
The Maltese Cross on Russian Badges, 1897-1916
Petition to re-establish the Order of Malta in Russia, 1902.
Petition granted to wear insignia of St John 1912.  
Hereditary Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 1914.  
The Declaration of the Hereditary Commanders at June 1928
Historical Notice by Dr. Baron Michel de Taube, 1950  
Declaration by Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovitch, 1950  
Constitution of the Russian Grand Priory 1953 
Paul Demidoff's Union Diploma 1958
Russian Grand Priory warning on Russian mimic "Orders" 1960 
Letter from Mr Nicholas Pushkin to Professor Harrison Smith 1962 
Diploma of Alexis Bobrinskoy as an Hereditary Commander 1962. 
Appointment of a Representative of the Russian Order for England 1964 
Genealogy Table of Protectors of the Russian Grand Priory  

The Priory of Dacia of the Russian Grand Priory.
Archives A-H Title Sheet and Archive Index
Archive A: The Declaration of the Hereditary Commanders June 1928
Archive B: Authorisation given to Baron Michael de Taube September 1929.
Archive C: Letter to the Dacia Priory from Baron Michael de Taube September 1950.
Archive D: The approval to create the Priory of Dacia 1938. 
Archive E: Declaration by Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovitch, 1950  
Archive F: Historical Notice by Professor Baron Michel de Taube, 1950  
Archive G: Grand Duke Andrei Romanoff as Protector to the Priory of Dacia 1950. 
Archive H: Historical Notice on the Russian Grand Priory - Danish Committee 1950 
Archive I: Declaration by the Union 12th December 1964. 
Archive J: Statement of purpose of the Priory of Dacia 1972 
Archive K: Priory of Dacia Investiture Ceremony 1939/1950  

Back to Index  


Section 2. Articles on the History of the Order.

General.
The sayings of the Knights 
Encyclopaedia Britannica The Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem 
Comprehensive Bibliography on the Order of St. John 
* A Bibliography on the Order of St. John 
* Adam Bennington's annotated Bibliography on the Knights Hospitallers  
* Hamburg University's historical sources on the Hospitallers of Rhodes(1310-1522)  
An account of the Order of St. John by Sir Bernard Burke  
* History of the early Order by Father Gérard Tonque Lagleder O.S.B.
* The Order of Hospitallers in Jerusalem  
* Knights Hospitaller Wikipedia article 
* A short history of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem 
* The Hospitallers - Select Chronology by Simon Phillips 
*  A history of the origins of Order of St. John to 1798 (MVO History)
A short history of the Order of St. John from 1070 to 1798
A short history of the Order of St. John from 1798 to 1874
* A Maltese History of the Order from its foundation until 1798
*  The French invasion of Malta 1798 
*  The Malta Study Center History of the Order of St. John 
The Knights of St. John in Rhodes 
* A History of the Knights of St. John in Rhodes 
* Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, Catholic Encyclopedia
* The Charitable and Medical Activities of the Hospitallers and Templars, 11th-15th Centuries
* The Saints of the Order of St. John
* The Life of St. John the Almsgiver
* St John the Almsgiver
* St John the Almsgiver
* Our Lady of Philermos
* Our Lady of Philermos - OSJ Site
* International Symposium on Our Lady of Philermos
* The Life of St. Julian the Hospitaller
* Coinage of the Knights in Malta  
* The Mint of Malta  
Orders connected to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem
* The miniature Empire of the Knights of Malta
History of the Maltese Cross 
The Sinister use of the Maltese Cross? 
* The Cross of Malta 
*  Knights of St John in England, Scotland, and Ireland pre Reformation 
*  Knights of St John in England, Scotland, and Ireland pre Reformation (old copy) 
List of British Priors 
* An Heraldic Tour of Rhodes
* An Heraldic Tour of the Castle of Saint Peter, Bodrum (Turkey)
* Bodrum Museum Turkish view of the History of the Knights of St John
* Bodrum Museum Galley Slaves Exhibit
* Pierre d' Aubusson, Grand Master and the treatment of the Jews in Rhodes
* The Jewish Slaves of the Order of Malta
* The Napoleon's Invasion of Malta
* The Hospitallers of St. John in the Netherlands

Local Properties of the Order in Britain.
* Properties of the OSJ in Herefordshire
* Properties of the OSJ in Northamptonshire
* Toller Fratum, Dorset, England (Mediæval Hospitaller Property)
Properties of the OSJ in Norfolk
Commanderies of the Order of St John in England
Houses of Knights Hospitallers - Preceptory of Chippenham
Houses of Knights Hospitallers - Preceptory of Shingay

Russian Grand Priory.
* Biographical Dictionary of the Corps of Pages: An Outline
 
Hereditary Commanders and Royal Orthodox Protectors 
Historical arguments on the legitimacy of the Russian Grand Priory 
* The Russian Connection  
* The survival of the Russian tradition of St. John  
Emperor Paul I of Russia, and his Russian Grand Priory, Order of Saint John
On the road to reconciliation, Fr Michael Foster talks to Dr Francis Cachia
Russian Grand Priory - Time Line
* Paul I, Martyr, Emperor of Russia  
Treasures of Catherine the Great - Exhibition 
Corps des Pages, Russia's Dream of Chivalry 
The creation of the Priory of Dacia 1939 
*  The use of Russian Double headed eagle as a supporter for the arms of the Order 
Russian Grand Priory warning on Russian mimic "Orders" 1950
Russian Grand Priory warning on Russian mimic "Orders" 1960
Russian Grand Priory warning on Russian mimic "Orders" 1977

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
* An Essay on the Order of St. John (S.M.O.M.)
* G C H Nullens' History of the Order of Malta (Index found under Part 3. Knights of Malta)  
* Order of Malta (Canadian SMOM): History.
* T.Rancheny's history of the Order of Malta
* Peter Drummond-Murray's History of the Order of Malta
* François Velde's History of the SMOM.
* The Knights Hospitaller early history - Guy Stair Sainty.
* The Knights Hospitaller on Rhodes - Guy Stair Sainty.
* The Knights Hospitaller on Malta - Guy Stair Sainty.
* From the loss of Malta to the Modern Era - Guy Stair Sainty.
* The Sovereign Military Order of Malta in the USA
* A brief historical survey of the Knights Hospitallers in Poland
* SMOM Museum, History of the Order of Malta
* The Profession of Fra James Michael V. Stroebel as a Knights of Justice in Solemn Vows
* Members of the SMOM and the Nazis, Covert Action article 
* Conspiracy Nation -- Knights of Malta 
* The Struggle for World Catholicism - critical article on SMOM 
* News Reports on the SMOM
Benito Mussolini - Grand Cross of SMOM.
The Hospitaller Knights of St. John the Baptist, Spain 

The Most Venerable Order of St. John.
* Early History of the British Order founded in 1831  
Cecil Torr: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England  
* The foundation of the British Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Old Page)
* The Foundation of the Order as a British Royal Order
* The Foundation of the Order as a British Royal Order (Old Page)
* The Robes and Insignia of the Most Venerable Orderof St John

The Chivalric Alliance of Orders of Saint John.
* The St. John Alliance 

Back to Index  


Section 3. eBooks on the history of the Order.

*  Knights of Malta, 1523-1798 by R. Cohen  
* Three short works; Dance of Death, Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller, A Simple Soul 
Back to Index  


Section 4. Pictures illustrating the history of the Order.
* Fresco in the Via Condotti Rome
Paul I Emperor of Russia Painting by Salvatori Tonci
Emperor Paul I, Grand Master Order of St. John, 1798-1801
* Emperor Paul I, Painting by Stepan Shchukin, 1796
Portraits of the Protectors of the Order of St. John
Arms of the Grand Masters of Rhodes
* Arms of the Grand Masters of the Hospital
* Etchings of the Grand Master of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 
* Costumes; Plate #16b - 12th & 13th Cent. Knights of St. John 
* Costumes; Plate #16a - 12th & 13th Cent. Sisters of St. John  
* Costume of Hospitaller & Templar Knights c1250
French Knight of Order of Malta 1678  
Knight of Order of Malta & page to Louis XIV
 
Knights Hospitaller 1248-59 
Portrait of a Knight of Rhodes, by Pinturicchio 
Costumes 16th/17th Century Plate 1 
Costumes 16th/17th Century Plate 2  
A Professed Knight in the Habit worn at his reception 1798 
*  Artwork - Hospitaller Knight by Michele Boito 
Dress of the Knights of Malta 18th Century 
Figures of the Order of Malta 18th Century 
Grand Master Manuel Pinto 
* The Hospitallers prepare to defend Rhodes  
The Siege of Rhodes 
Entertaining Sultan Zizim in Rhodes 
Inspection of the defences of Rhodes 
* Geertgen van tot St Jijn - burning St John the Baptist Bones  
* Historical Picture Gallery 
Crusader States and Castles 11th - 13th Centuries 
* The Church of St. John the Baptist, Jerusalem  
* Crac des Chevaliers Archeological Sites
* Picture tour of Crak Des Chevaliers Castle
* Fortifications built by the Knights of St John, Malta
* Knights of Malta, Impregnable Fort St Angelo
The Palace of the Grandmasters in Valletta
Worontzoff Palace Etching - Palace of the Order 1799
Worontzoff Palace Photograph - Palace of the Order 1998
* "The Fleet Leaving Malta," in the HMM Library 
* St. John's Gate, London, The Most Venerable Order
12th century Great Seal of the Convent  
The Amalfi Coin, the Tari  
* Historic Russian Grand Priory Decoration 
*  Russian Grand Priory - Knight of Justice Medal circa 1799. 
* John Gatt's Coins of the Knights of Malta
Swedish Freemason's "Knights of Malta" Cross 
American Freemason's "Knights of Malta" Cross 
* Order of Malta Palace, Via dei Condotti, 68, Rome
* Flags of the World - Order of Malta (SMOM)
* Flags of the World - Grand Master (SMOM)
* Flags of the World - Order of Malta Naval Flags
Back to Index  
Section 5. Information Resources on the Order of St. John.

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta
The Russian Grand Priory, Order of St. John  
Chivralric Alliance of St. John Orders
Self Styled Orders of St John
*Knights Hospitaller: Ancient and Modern
* The Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard, Africa (SMOM)
* Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Malta Study Center
* Catholic Community Knights of Malta Web Page
* Museum of the Order of Malta
* The Web Surfers Guide to the Knights Hospitallers
* The Knights Hospitaller - Medieval History Net Links
*  The Electric Rain
*  Knights of Malta Web Site
*  Knights of Malta Web Site 2
Back to Index  


Section 6. History Ring Links.

This "The History Ring" site is owned by
the British OSJ Association.

Want to join the The History Ring ?
[Skip Prev] [Prev] [Next] [Skip Next] [Random] [Next 5] [List Sites]

Back to Index  


Updated 15th June 2001.

You are visitor number
Free Hit Counter
free web counter

Back to Home Page.
To the British Association Web Site Map 
To go back to the referring Web Site click this button


LEGAL DISCLAIMER: All the information contained on this Web Site (http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/osj/) seeks to be truthful and accurate. The Webmaster of this Site will happily receive corrections to any claims made in relation to the information and apologises beforehand for any incorrect information. Where hyperlinks are provided to other Sites, these will be happily removed if those responsible for the Sites object.

NOTE:  All hyperlinks on this Site are provided for the Web Browsing Public as a point if interest, and as an educational facility. The presence of a link does not indicate a connection between the provider of this Web Site and any organisation to which a hyperlink is provided, neither does it imply an endorsement of the views expressed on those Sites. This includes any mirror pages hosted on this Site.



Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller.