• S. H. Steinberg
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Malta was held in turn by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans and vas conquered by Arabs in 870. Prom 1090 it was joined to Sicily until 1530, when it was handed over to the Knights of St John, who ruled until dispersed by Napoleon in 1798. The Maltese rose in rebellion against the French and the island was subsequently blockaded by the British, aided by the Maltese, from 1798 to 1800. The Maltese people freely requested the protection of the British Crown in 1802 on condition that their rights and privileges be preserved. The Islands were finally annexed to the British Crown by the Treaty of Paris in 1814.


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