Monday, March 28, 2011

In our current reading assignment (pp. 571 ff), Swann brings photos of the coins of the Order of Malta for la Duchesse to see. Le Duc stumbles over the Order's name : "I said Malta, but I meant Rhodes; in any case it's the same Order of St John of Jerusalem." It's actually all three. The Order was, and still is, a sovereign entity. Here's a link to the wikipedia page on the Order.

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