Ernle Bradford Quote

Remembering the treatment that had been accorded the Knights and soldiers of St. Elmo, the Maltese inhabitants of Senglea took no prisoners. Hence there arose the expression (used in Malta to this day) 'St. Elmo's pay' for any action in which no mercy is given.

Ernle Bradford

Remembering the treatment that had been accorded the Knights and soldiers of St. Elmo, the Maltese inhabitants of Senglea took no prisoners. Hence there arose the expression (used in Malta to this day) 'St. Elmo's pay' for any action in which no mercy is given.

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About Ernle Bradford

Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford (11 January 1922, Cole Green, Norfolk – 8 May 1986, Malta) was a noted 20th-century British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics.