Ernle Bradford brings you the storied history of the Knights of St. John - defenders of the poor and sick. Starting with the founding of the Knights during the crusades, Bradford follows the Order for centuries as they move around the world, surviving uprootings from Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta. The military prowess of the order culminates in the stirring victory over the Turks depicted in the bestselling THE GREAT SIEGE. But after 200 years, internal corruption contributes to the Knights' loss of Malta to Napoleon. But even from those ashes, the Knights rise once again.