Maltese Cross (Knighthood and Chivalry)
A cross fo eight points, of the form worn as a decoration by the Hospitallers and other orders of knighthood.
Related term(s): Maltese Cross; Knights Hospitaller; Knight; Charge (Heraldry); Ordinary; Escutcheon
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 298.