Amiens of 1802 stipulated that Malta should be returned to the Order of St John, but some natives did not want to go back to their former sovereigns and demanded to stay under UK patronage. How it was done, the Treaty of Amiens was short-lived and the Napoleonic battles were revived.
So the British were obliged to protect Malta and would finally attain full independence over the islands of Malta through the Paris Treaty of 1814. Since then Malta has become an important part of the British Empire, a major regional strategy centre and a springboard for Britain's eastward enlargement.
Malta's wealth was inseparable from Britain through the cycle of conflict and conflict. That was never clearer than in the Second World War when the island was a central part of the Mediterranean theater. During the First World war the Islands were given the status of "Nurse of the Mediterranean" for their function as a care centre and basis for the rescue of the wounded.
King George V. honoured the courage of the Malta tribe during the Second World War. He gave the entire country's inhabitants the St. George Cross for their courage. In the aftermath of the conflict, the self-determination movements became more powerful, and on 21 September 1964 Malta was given independence. The United Kingdom armed services remained present in Malta until 31 March 1979, when their army base on the Isle of Malta was shut down.
They became part of the Commonwealth of Britain. For over 150 years Malta was part of the Empire, so it is hardly astonishing that the economy, legislation and culture have some UK accents. Today you will find much of this particular mixture of Mediterranean Britishness in everyday Malta. The common standard of English isaltese.
However, English, like other tongues such as the Italian language, has an influence on the everyday Maltese ( "Malti") conversations. Malteser often move easily from Malti to the English middle rate. A stroll through the city of Valletta reveals stores and cafés with English reputations dating back to the middle of the last millennium. People are always amazed and enchanted when they see old-fashioned, red-painted UK mailboxes and telephone booths when these urban pieces of furnishings have almost vanished in the UK itself.
On the way you will meet some old English cars: While many are used on a regular basis for everyday trips, others are affectionately looked after for classic styles that can only be seen on occasion. Malta's cuisine has also adopted some aspects of the UK cuisine: restaurants, cafés and pubs offer English cuisine.