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by Ernle Bradford


Penguin's "classic military history" does stand up to the test of time, and it. .Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years.

Penguin's "classic military history" does stand up to the test of time, and it was a quick and enjoyable read.

The son of Jocelyn Ernle Sydney Patton Bradford and his wife, Ada Louise Dusgate, Bradford was educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. He also served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer.

Ernle Bradford was born in 1922 and died in 1986. Bradford lived in Malta for a number of years.

As well as containing many fascinating revelations, this is a major contribution to the secret history of the twentieth century

As well as containing many fascinating revelations, this is a major contribution to the secret history of the twentieth century. Among the topics and revelations explored are: The KGB's covert operations in the United States and throughout the West, some of which remain dangerous today. KGB files on Oswald and the JFK assassination that Boris Yeltsin almost certainly has no intention of showing President Clinton.

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An authoritative history of the Knights of St. John, from Jerusalem to Malta, told by the bestselling author of The Great Siege. Known by many names through their centuries-long career, The Knights Hospitaller of Saint John dedicated themselves to defending the poor and sick.

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His book, The Journeying Moon describes some of these voyages

The order of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem is the most long-lived of the great military orders of knighthood. Originating in a hospice on the road to Jerusalem and officially founded in 1099 during the First Crusade, the Knights of St. John continued to grow in wealth, power, and territory long after they were run out of Jerusalem by victorious Muslim forces. In The Shield and the Sword, Ernle Bradford displays his talents as a master storyteller and great scholar of the Mediterranean, charting the intriguing history of the Knights-from their origins in the Holy Land to their subsequent relocations to Rhodes, the island of Malta, and eventually England.

The Shield and the Sword (Classic Military History) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0141391106

ISBN: 0141391103

Author: Ernle Bradford

Category: History

Subcategory: World

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Books (October 29, 2002)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB size: 1212 kb

FB2 size: 1338 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 696

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Ahieones
This well done chronology simplifies the history of the only existing medieval military monastic order. Midway into the book Bradford makes very clear the transition the Knights of St. John made with The Rhodian Siege of 1522 resulting into their forced displacement to Malta at the instigation of Suleiman the Magnificent. Following this event he provides one of the best and concise accounts of the “Siege of Malta” in 1565, however, without maps of the island and Turkish force movements the unacquainted will have difficulty appreciating this great story. Having been several times to Malta and Gozo I am just starting to understand the siege on the multiple fortifications and am amazed at the conflict and its outcome. The splendor of the city of Valetta today is the direct result of the Turkish assault of 1565.

Although much of Bradford's book is common knowledge for the medieval historian it is easy to read, comprehend, and very concise. However, as one reads the text many editorial errors appear especially on page 47 which become annoying. The text has no illustrations or maps which is inconvenient and hampers the understanding of the reader, especially for the reader who has not been to the places mentioned. However, the appendices in the back of the text are very helpful and particularly the military glossary is much appreciated.

This is a very inspiring book of an organization originally created to minister to the infirmity of humanity that continues to this day. Its added militarization in the 12th century provides for a wonderful intriguing and unique story. This would be a more effective work with the incorporation of illustrations and I would readily volunteer to do such in a new edition.
Ahieones
This well done chronology simplifies the history of the only existing medieval military monastic order. Midway into the book Bradford makes very clear the transition the Knights of St. John made with The Rhodian Siege of 1522 resulting into their forced displacement to Malta at the instigation of Suleiman the Magnificent. Following this event he provides one of the best and concise accounts of the “Siege of Malta” in 1565, however, without maps of the island and Turkish force movements the unacquainted will have difficulty appreciating this great story. Having been several times to Malta and Gozo I am just starting to understand the siege on the multiple fortifications and am amazed at the conflict and its outcome. The splendor of the city of Valetta today is the direct result of the Turkish assault of 1565.

Although much of Bradford's book is common knowledge for the medieval historian it is easy to read, comprehend, and very concise. However, as one reads the text many editorial errors appear especially on page 47 which become annoying. The text has no illustrations or maps which is inconvenient and hampers the understanding of the reader, especially for the reader who has not been to the places mentioned. However, the appendices in the back of the text are very helpful and particularly the military glossary is much appreciated.

This is a very inspiring book of an organization originally created to minister to the infirmity of humanity that continues to this day. Its added militarization in the 12th century provides for a wonderful intriguing and unique story. This would be a more effective work with the incorporation of illustrations and I would readily volunteer to do such in a new edition.
Mall
This is a complicated compilation of the order of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta from its origin in the eleventh century to close to the present day. It is very informative of the beginnings, in the year 1096, of the religious conflict between the crusaders of the Christian faith and people of the Moslem faith in the Mediterranean Sea region.
Mall
This is a complicated compilation of the order of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta from its origin in the eleventh century to close to the present day. It is very informative of the beginnings, in the year 1096, of the religious conflict between the crusaders of the Christian faith and people of the Moslem faith in the Mediterranean Sea region.
Road.to sliver
Read it twice and felt like I was there in Malta cheering the Knights on. So I actually went to Malta.
Road.to sliver
Read it twice and felt like I was there in Malta cheering the Knights on. So I actually went to Malta.
Faulkree
Great history and account of this very courageous and skillful order of Christian knights and their critical battles against the Turks. Author's style is very descriptive and readable.
Faulkree
Great history and account of this very courageous and skillful order of Christian knights and their critical battles against the Turks. Author's style is very descriptive and readable.
Yananoc
An excellent history of the Hospitallers, I first became interested in them while visiting Rhodes while in the Navy Although both sides engaged in horrific actions, this is also looked at as a high moral period of time in fighting the forces of Islam (not much has changed there). While Bradford covers the many century history of the Knights of Malta, as with any book cover a wide span of history, many things are left out or given small notice. An excellent book on the siege of Malta is "The Great Seige of Malta1565' also by Bradford.
Yananoc
An excellent history of the Hospitallers, I first became interested in them while visiting Rhodes while in the Navy Although both sides engaged in horrific actions, this is also looked at as a high moral period of time in fighting the forces of Islam (not much has changed there). While Bradford covers the many century history of the Knights of Malta, as with any book cover a wide span of history, many things are left out or given small notice. An excellent book on the siege of Malta is "The Great Seige of Malta1565' also by Bradford.
Watikalate
Excellent detail, and an easy read.
Watikalate
Excellent detail, and an easy read.
Pedora
Bradford is a great writer. I devoured his book on the siege of Malta, and really enjoyed this history as well. He is for the most part very objective and his style is enjoyable and detailed. I think I liked his book "The Great Siege" better, but as a lover of Hospitaller history, this comes in close second.
Pedora
Bradford is a great writer. I devoured his book on the siege of Malta, and really enjoyed this history as well. He is for the most part very objective and his style is enjoyable and detailed. I think I liked his book "The Great Siege" better, but as a lover of Hospitaller history, this comes in close second.
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