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  Order of the Garter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knights of the Garter could also be degraded by the Sovereign, who normally took such an action in response to serious crimes such as treason.
Garter King of Arms is the head of the College of Arms (England's heraldic authority) and thus the "principal" herald for all England (along with Wales and Northern Ireland).
Above the crest or coronet, the knight's or lady's heraldic banner is hung, emblazoned with his or her coat of arms.
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 Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The most popular one involves Joan, Countess of Salisbury, whose garter, whilst she was dancing with the King, is said to have slipped from her leg to the floor.
Garter Principal King of Arms is the head of the College of Arms (England's heraldic authority) and thus the "principal" herald for all England (along with Wales and Northern Ireland).
Knights of the Garter are assigned positions in the order of precedence (q.v.).
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 Station Information - Order of the Garter
George's Chapel in Windsor Castle has been the home of the Most Noble Order of the Garter since King Edward III of England founded the Order in 1348 as "a society, fellowship and college of knights." It is now the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the British honours system.
In conscious imitation of King Arthur's Round Table, the Order always has twenty-five official Knights of the Garter, plus the Sovereign, and each is assigned a seat in the choir of the Chapel; each knight's coat of arms is displayed on a flag hanging over that seat.
The two lay officers are the Officer of Arms, the Garter Principal King of Arms, and the Usher, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
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 The Most Noble Order of the Garter
The Most Noble Order of the Garter was established by members of the Royal Court at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival as an award for characters who demonstrate the quality of chivalry and who have been of service to the crown.
We have both male (Knight of the Garter) and female (Lady of the Garter) Companions unlike the real order, which did not have Ladies of the Garter in our period (although they started appointing Ladies of the Garter in the 1990s, including Margaret Thatcher).
The earliest Knights were mostly Royal Court members but one does not have to be a noble to be eligible, and the Order includes among its Companions William Shakespeare and the Lord Mayor.
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 Order of the Garter : Knight of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George's Chapel in Windsor Castle has been the home of the Most Holy Order of the Garter since King Edward III of England founded the Order in 1348 as "a society, fellowship and college of knights." It is now the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the British honours system.
In conscious imitation of King Arthur's Round Table, the Order always has 26 official Knights of the Garter, including the sovereign, and each is assigned a seat in the choir of the Chapel; each knight's coat of arms is displayed on a flag hanging over that seat.
Knights have the right to wear (on the left leg) "the Garter," the buckled blue strap with the Order's motto, Honi soit qui mal y pense ('Shame on him who thinks evil of it'), and to use the letters "K.G." after their names.
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 Elizabethan Heraldry: Garter King of Arms
The same Garter King of Arms shall diligently and sedulously enquire for the valiant and successful actions, the noble exploits, as well of the Sovereign, as of the Companions of the Order, which he shall faithfully and truly report to the Register, so these may be conveniently reduced by him into writing for perpetual remembrance.
Knight Batchelour: I.e., a Knight of the Garter who is not a Peer.
Knight Batchelor now refers to a knight who is not a member of an order.
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 The Most Noble Order of the Garter, its History, Ceremony, Coats of Arms and Crests.
The procession taken by the Garter Knights from the Upper ward to the Royal Chapel is a public witness to the long tradition of the Sovereign and the leaders of the nation giving their allegiance and thanksgiving to God for creating, renewing and sustaining the World.
On top of the stall is the knights helm (or helmet) on this is placed his crest or in the case of foreign sovereigns the crest is replaced with a crown, which again is used as a form of recognition.
HRH The Prince of Wales crest alongside HRH the Princess Alexandra coronet and the crest for HRH The Duke of Kent.
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 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's role > Sovereign as Fountain of Honour > Order of The Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Every knight is required to display a banner of his arms in the Chapel, together with a helmet, crest and sword and an enamelled stallplate.
These 'achievements' are taken down on the knight's death (and the insignia are returned to the Sovereign), but the stallplates remain as a memorial and these now constitute one of the finest collections of heraldry in the world.
Today, the Order has returned to its original function as a mark of royal favour; Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.
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 Earl of Oxford and the Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I have never seen the Garter elections cited in history books as evidence of the standing of English courtiers, though they say a great deal about who a courtier's friends were, about the formation of factions and alliances, not to mention who had the monarch's favor.
The Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III in the 1340s and consists of the sovereign and 25 Knights of the Garter (KGs).
If ten Knights of the Garter were present at a given election, with each KG listing nine nominees, then as many as ninety names could be listed, though the more likely result would be about twenty.
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 Courtly Lives - The Order of the Knight of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Written and researched by: Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewska, B.F.A. The Order of the Knight of the Garter was established at the onset of the 100 Years War between England and France, on St. George's Day, April 23, 1348.
The Garter is the symbol for one of the oldest and most senior orders of chivalry.
The garter could only be given upon the death of one of the king's twenty-four Knights.
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 Reginald BRAY (Sir Knight)
He was created a knight of the Bath at the King's coronation, and afterwards a knight of the Garter.
In the first year of the King's reign he had a grant of the constableship of the castle of the castle of Oakham in Rutland, and was appointed joint chief justice, with Lord Fitzwalter, of all the forests south of Trent, and chosen of the privy council.
On the marriage of Prince Arthur he was associated with persons of high rank in the church and state as a trustee for the dower assigned to the Princess Catalina de Aragon.
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Supporters: Two warhorses rampant argent, chain barded Or, with knights mounted, mailed azure, the dexter with a sword in the dexter hand and the sinister with a scroll in the sinister hand, both proper.
Henry I knighted him and awarded him the arms in 1127 at Rouen a week prior to his marriage to Henry's daughter, the Empress Matilda.
His Garter stallplate of 1429 shows Stafford alone, but after being appointed Captain of Calais in 1442 he used quarterly Thomas of Woodstock, Bohun of Hereford, Bohun of Northampton, and Stafford (his mother Anne was the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock and granddaughter of Humphrey de Bohun (II)).
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 The Knight's Secret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This Sir Thomas Erpingham, Knight of the Garter, afterward fought by the side of Henry the Fifth in his French wars, and was made Warden of the Cinque Ports, but retired to Norwich, his native place.
The knight read the letter, and turned fl and white with rage; his eyes sparkled with fury, and he looked so fearful that the lady was very sorry she had shown him the letter, and begged him not to take a madman's folly to heart.
Then the knight fell on his knees to the king, and begged that his life and lands might be spared, though he had slain a man in heat of blood.
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 List of the Knights of the Garter (1348-present)
One of the three knights in charge of Edward, Prince of Wales, at Crécy Fought also at Poitiers, and conducted the French king as prisoner to the English camp.
A list of all knights from 1348 to 1939, adapted from Edmund H. Fellowes: The Knights of the Garter 1348-1939, which is a catalogue of the stall-plates in St.
Fellowes book lists the knights by stall, and that listing by stall can by found here with Fellowes' original annotations (many of which relate to the monuments visible in the chapel).
www.heraldica.org /topics/orders/garterlist.htm   (13903 words)

  
 Richard Ratcliffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He came from a gentry family in the Lake District, and became a companion of Richard when the latter was still Duke of Gloucester.
When Richard became king he gave Ratcliffe a number of offices, including Sheriff of Westmorland, and made him a Knight of the Garter.
He also received a large grant of land, including much that had belonged to the Courtenay Earls of Devon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Richard_Ratcliffe   (174 words)

  
 Francis Bacon Research Trust - George
For normal wear a simpler medallion of plain gold is used, known as the Lesser George, suspended on a ribband of Garter blue.
All investments as a Knight of the Order of the Garter are by personal invitation of the reigning Sovereign.
However, there are always two persons who are Garter Knights by right of birth, and these are the Sovereign and the Prince of Wales.
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 Gawain and the Green Knight: The Challenge of the Gothic North
The origin of the symbol of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a blue 'garter' with the motto Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense will probably never be known for certain as the earliest records of the order were destroyed by fire,....
s the garter was a small strap used as a device to attach pieces of armour, it might have been thought appropriate to use the garter as a symbol of binding together in common brotherhood.
The holders of this Order as a Knights Companion, entitles the recipient the right to use the title "Sir" before their Christian names as well as being entitled to add the letters "K.G." or in the case of a Lady Companion "L.G." after their surnames or title.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~bump/oxford/Gawain/orders.html   (1075 words)

  
 My Family
She was married to Robert [Sir Knight] DARCY in 1417 in Of, Malden, Essex, England.
Parents: John [Sir Knight Garter] GREY and Constance De [Duchess of Norfolk] HOLAND.
Children were: John [Sir Knight Garter] GREY, Edmund GREY, Thomas [Lord of rugemont] GREY, Catherine GREY, Elizabeth [eleanor] GREY.
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 Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One theory is that Edward III wished to revive the Round Table of Arthurian legend, thereby creating a fraternity of knights, and that the garter perhaps symbolized the homage paid by knights to ladies.
The banner and helmet are taken down after the death of a knight, but the stallplate remains permanently fixed in the stall of the chapel (the oldest plate of arms is from c.
The insignia comprise the garter with the motto emblazoned on it, the star with St. George's cross, and a collar with a badge representing St. George and the dragon.
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 John Major Made Knight Of Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Former Conservative prime minister John Major is made a Knight of the Garter, Britain's highest chivalric honour.
Ex-prime minister John Major becomes a Knight of the Garter, England's highest honour for chivalry.
Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has said he is 'thrilled, honoured and delighted' to be made a Knight of the Garter - Britain's highest honour.
news.peem.co.uk /Top_Stories/1036d1470c5   (411 words)

  
 icBirmingham - John Major made Knight of Garter
Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has been made a Knight of the Garter, Britain's highest honour.
The Queen has also appointed wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames, 82, as a Lady of the Garter, the first non-royal father-and-daughter appointments in the Garter's 650-year history.
The Order of the Garter, established by Edward III in 1348, is in the Queen's personal gift, without advice from government ministers.
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 Plays: The URL of Derby
The fairies and elves are consecrating Windsor castle and, in particular, St George's Chapel, for this is the part of Windsor Castle concerned with the Knights of the Garter ceremonial.
In the chapel, each Knight of the Garter is allotted a stall ("faire Instalment") in which is displayed his banner ("loyal blazon") bearing his coat of arms ("Coate"), and his helmet sporting his distinctive crest ("Crest").
The garter of the Knight of the Garter was blue.
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Former PM Major becomes Sir John
The 62-year-old former Huntingdon MP becomes a Knight of the Garter - an honour given personally by the Queen - and will be known as Sir John.
She chooses the other 24 members, known as Knights and Ladies Companions, without the advice of ministers.
Her appointment marks the first non-royal father-and-daughter appointments in the Garter's 650-year history.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/4475235.stm   (473 words)

  
 icNewcastle - Former PM Major gains Garter honour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major is set to take his place alongside Royalty as a Knight of the Garter.
The two new Knights and the new Lady of the Garter will be invested with their honours and installed during a colourful ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The Order of the Garter, established by Edward III in 1348, is in the Queen's personal gift, without advice from government ministers, and is Britain's highest honour.
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 The Hindu News Update Service
The Order of the Garter, established by King Edward III in 1348, is the Queen's personal gift to an individual, and is awarded without advice from government ministers.
It is usual for former prime ministers to be honoured with the Order of Garter.
Queen Elizabeth II has also appointed wartime leader Sir Winston Churchil's daughter Lady Soames, 82, as a Lady of the Garter, the first non-royal father-and-daughter appointments in the honour's 650-year history.
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