G A Henty was a 19th century novelist, special correspondent and Imperialist. His best-known works are historical adventures. A Knight of the White Cross was published in 1896. Gervaise Tresham, the hero of this story, leaves England as a member of the Order of the White Cross of St John. Soon after becoming a knight he is made commander of a war galley. During his first command his ship conquers a Moorish fleet. When attacked and captured Gervaise is sold as a slave in Tripoli. He escapes in time to return to Rhodes and help defend its fortress.Henty, G. A. is the author of 'Knight of the White Cross', published 2007 under ISBN 9781604246544 and ISBN 1604246545.