A Brief Account of the Military Orders in Spain

A Brief Account of the Military Orders in Spain

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A Brief Account of the Military Orders in Spain

A Brief Account of the Military Orders in Spain

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The intention of this little book is to supply for persons of taste and cultivation, who may be travelling in Spain or reading Spanish books, a brief account of the foundation and fall of the three great Orders: Calatrava, Alcántara and Santiago. Montesa is included, chiefly for the sake of symmetry, though the history and the figures that move through it belong exclusively to the east coast. The others, however, are so essentially Castilian, and so many of the great names in Spanish story stand on the roll of Masters, that a word about them cannot come amiss. In passing through the courts of Seville the tourist hears a vague murmur of the cruet death of the Master D. Fadrique: in approaching Granada the Romance rings in his ears: . . .

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