Order of St John of Jerusalem: Coats of arms

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Le blason des armoiries des Grands Maitres de l'Ordre Souveraine de S. Jean de Jersualem', coats of arms, with manuscript notes. There is a table of contents at the front of the volume.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Order of St John of Jerusalem, the Knights Hospitaller, was founded during the eleventh century, and is best known for its defence of the Holy Land during the Crusades. In later years the Order was based at Rhodes, Malta and St Petersburg, Russia. Its headquarters today is in the United States.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from the executors of G.M. Macfarlane-Grieve, 1975.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

None.

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