One of most powerful political organisations in the late Middle Ages. Their ranks were filled by the richest aristocratic families of Europe. Formed in Jerusalem in the 11th Century to provide hospital care and protection for Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. Still exist today though split into many Orders.
Fact of the Day
Between April 1669 and the end of 1684, Charles II touched a total of 28,983 people (about 1,800 p.a.) for the King's Evil.
Quote of the Day
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing.Those who count the votes decide everything. "
~ Josef Stalin