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  The Monarchy Today > Queen and public > Honours > Knighthoods
Such knighthoods are conferred by The Queen, on the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on those who have made an important contribution to relations between their country and Britain.
Knighthood became an established military guild in many European countries, and it had certain characteristics: a would-be knight would undertake strict military training from boyhood, including some time as an assistant (an esquire) to a knight with whom he rode to war.
The alternative to knighthood was the payment of a fine instead of military service, and kings such as Edward II, James I and Charles I found such fines a useful source of income for the crown (this practice of fining was abolished in Charles II's reign).
www.royal.gov.uk /output/page4877.asp   (1000 words)

  Knighthood - LoveToKnow 1911
Concerning the origin of knighthood or chivalry as it existed in the middle ages - implying as it did a formal assumption of and initiation into the profession of arms - nothing beyond more or less probable conjecture is possible.
It was then that the analogy was first detected between the order of knighthood and the order of priesthood, and that an actual union of monachism and chivalry was effected by the establishment of the religious orders of which the Knights Templars and the Knights Hospitallers were the most eminent examples.
The knights then dressed him in distinctive garments, and they then mounted their horses and rode to the hall where the candidate was to receive knighthood; his future squire was to ride before him bareheaded bearing his sword by the point in its scabbard with his spurs hanging from its hilt.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Knighthood   (13127 words)

 Knighthood and Chivalry
The concept and the ceremony of knighthood probably originated from an interaction of very early Germanic military custom, the nature of Medieval warfare with its emphasis on cavalry, and the impact of Christian influences.
In the 14th and 15th centuries, feudalism and its distinctive type of knighthood were slowly transformed as European civilization evolved.
It is composed of men who have been deemed worthy of the designation of knighthood, are religious in their feeling, and are pledged to the ideals of modern chivalry.
members.tripod.com /~Jesus_Christ_Saves4/KandC.htm   (1139 words)

 Knighthood and Chivalry
By the 11th century the order of knighthood had become formalised and involved many duties and responsibilities before the aspirant was awarded his golden spurs that was one of the symbols of knighthood.
Knighthood therefore was the special honour bestowed upon a man by dubbing, when he is invested with the right to bear arms, or was awarded his golden spurs and admitted in to one of the orders of chivalry.
The emergence of knighthood as a social class was a slow process in England, and in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, the knight was the lowest rank of those who held land in return for military service.
www.overlordsofchaos.com /html/knighthood_and_chivalry.html   (8246 words)

 Knighthood of the Academic Art of Riding, Start
The old Knighthood was from the beginning an organization for the war- and school stallions trainers.
The old Knighthood wanted this knowledge to be exclusively its own so that its pupils were the very best in warfare.
The members of the new Knighthood is meant to spread the old knowledge and to always keep on investigate for new knowledge.
www.knighthoodoftheacademicartofriding.com   (217 words)

 Knighthood and Biblical Manhood
Knighthood is attractive because of its code and its call to courage and honor.
Lewis, in his essay, "The Necessity of Chivalry," agreed.(13) He wrote that the genius of the medieval ideal of the chivalrous knight was that it was a paradox.
Since puberty occurs in a young boy's life around 13 and is an important point in a young man's journey toward adulthood, it is an excellent time for a simple ceremony involving the boy and his father celebrating this stage of the young man's life.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/knights.html   (3066 words)

 Knighthood Training
Knighthood training began in early childhood when a basic education and good manners and rules of etiquette were taught at home.
Knighthood training was focussed on weapon practise which included enhancing skills in horsemanship, the two-handed sword, battle axe, mace, dagger and lance.
The Knighthood training began in earnest as a Page when all their games and sports were geared towards learning skills related to horsemanship, the two-handed sword, battle axe, mace, dagger and lance.
www.middle-ages.org.uk /knighthood-training.htm   (1034 words)

 Search Results for "Knighthood"
...An order of knighthood in Spain, instituted in 1218 by James I. of Aragon, for the deliverance of Christian captives amongst the Moors.
...A heroine in The Mirror of Knighthood, whose name at one time was a synonym for a kept mistress, in which sense it was used by Scott, Kenilworth and Woodstock.
...The first of a new line ennobled with knighthood or other dignity, to whom are given titles and coat-armour.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Knighthood   (260 words)

 Middle Ages :: Knights
Knighthood eventually became a formal title bestowed on those noblemen trained for active war duty.
In theory, knighthood could be bestowed on a man by any knight, but it was generally considered honorable to be dubbed knight by the hand of a monarch.
Modern knighthoods are typically awarded in recognition for services rendered to society, services which are no longer necessarily martial in nature.
www.themiddleages.net /life/knights.html   (541 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Knighthood
Founded by Henry IV in 1399, it fell into disuse but was revived by George I in 1725.
His naval exploits and service as lieutenant governor of the Channel Island of Jersey won him a knighthood (1644) and baronetcy (1645).
The baronetage is not part of the peerage, nor is it an order of knighthood.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Knighthood&StartAt=11   (666 words)

 Knighthood Corporate Assurance Broker - General Insurance, Marine Insurance, Financial Serices.
Knighthood was established in 1969 and has since become a leading privately owned specialist Corporate Insurance Broker.
Knighthood is equipped to handle the complete range of Insurance and Financial requirements across the whole spectrum of commerce and industry.
Knighthood is a Registered Insurance Broker and an Independent Financial Adviser authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
www.knighthoodcorporate.com /index.htm   (175 words)

Normandy, Richard Couer de Lion, and above all Louis IX of France, in whom knighthood was crowned by sanctity.
In this, its third period, honour remains the peculiar worship of knighthood.
French knighthood was decimated by the arrows of the
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03691a.htm   (1913 words)

A knighthood is a British government award which allows the bearer to be called "Sir".
Generally, knighthoods are issued to sucessful businessmen, scientists, politicians etc. Next step is to join the Life Peers.
Knighthood was conferred by the accolade, which, from the derivation of the name, would appear to have been originally an embrace; but afterward consisted, as it still does, in a blow of the flat of a sword on the back of the kneeling candidate."
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=knighthood&lastnode_id=1084060   (292 words)

 Belarusian Knighthood Tradition
There were knighthood tournament, medieval dances, ballista and cross-bow shootings, traditional Belarusian puppet theatre, theatrical plays of the epoque.
Knighthood in Rzeczpospolita - Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania (Old Belarus).
Bibliography on Knighthood in Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania (old Belarus) - Rzeczpospolita.
www.belarusguide.com /cities/castles/Belarusian_Knighthood.html   (575 words)

 KCT Library: Knighthood Index
Knighthood in both a modern and medieval contexts, both in romance and in history
Knighthood exists in two places simultaneously--in the world and in our imagination.
We will be examining this question from several perspectives--from actual documents pertaining to knightly conduct in the Middle Ages and in the romances that described their ideals.
www.chronique.com /Library/Knights/knights.htm   (639 words)

Many remarks about Knighthood have been made in some of the other sections of this handbook and will not be repeated here except as necessary to make this section completely self-explanatory.
Once a candidate for knighthood feels he is ready, and just in case no one noticed the training, fighting practice, armor making, weapon construction, etc. the candidate should announce his intentions to one or more knights.
This means that knighthood is completely self-contained, and any problems must be treated within that college as stated elsewhere, mistakes can be made, and knighthoods can be revoked.
americanmedievalist.tripod.com /knighthood.htm   (2282 words)

 Search Results for "knighthood"
A member of certain male orders of knighthood or merit, such as the Legion of Honor in France.
A boy who acted as a knight's attendant as the first stage of training for chivalric knighthood.
In medieval times, a candidate for knighthood who served a knight as an attendant and a shield bearer.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=col61&x=10&y=12&query=knighthood   (330 words)

 The History of Knighthood   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Provence and Normandy were the chief centres of this kind of literature, which was spread throughout all Europe by the trouvares and troubadours.
At Crecy (1346) and Agincourt (1415) the French knighthood was decimated by the arrows of the English archers of Edward III and Henry V. The Austrian nobility at Sempach (1386) and the Burgundian chivalry at Morat (1476) were unable to sustain the overpowering onslaught of the Swiss peasantry.
With the advent of gunpowder and the general use of firearms in battle, chivalry rapidly disintegrated and finally disappeared altogether.
mctiernan.com /knight.htm   (1076 words)

The ideas of knighthood are more closely related to the Roman equites.
Knighthood was about more than just fighting, it was also about chivalry.
At the beginning of the Middle Ages, this meant good horsemanship, but by 1100 it had become a whole new way of life.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/history/middleages/knighthood.html   (1194 words)

A Brief History of Knighthood : A good place to begin your quest into the relm of knighthood.
Knighthood : Outlines the process of becoming a knight.
Male Clothing and Knightly Armor of the 1250's : Well-written article by Andrew Goddard describes the clothing worn by a typical knight of the mid-thirteenth century, from his braes to his surcotte.
www.fidnet.com /~weid/knighthood.htm   (285 words)

 Nigel Hawthorne : Article : Knighthood
This was the captious headline in Nigel Hawthorne's local newspaper when they were proud to announce that one of the locals had in fact been knighted in the Queen's 1999 New Year's Honours List.
Hawthorne, who was knighted for his services to theatre, film and television, said he was "touched that I have been plucked from an enormous number of people" to receive a knighthood.
Incidentally, Sir Nigel was awarded the knighthood at the same time as the charming actor Roger Moore was awarded with a CBE for his involvement with UNICEF.
www.yessirnigel.com /knighthood.html   (363 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Web's inventor gets a knighthood
The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work.
He added that his knighthood proves what can happen to "ordinary people" who work on things that "happen to work out", like the web.
Sir Tim currently heads up the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, where he is now based as an academic.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3357073.stm   (484 words)

 History of Knighthood
According to tradition, the first Order of Knighthood was The Order of the Silver Tower, established by the first High King, Balmord the Red in 653 BA, and housed in the Silver Tower of Hyrios, a tower that was to become one of the most famous buildings in Shan Deral.
At this time the institution of knighthood had not, as yet, been diminished by the actions of some more recent knights, and the vows of knighthood were, at least in the South, extended to include the concept of Chivalrous Love, or True Love as it tended to be known in The Far Isles.
ECLINE OF Unfortunately, the practice of Knighthood did not long maintain such generally high standards as was the case during its Golden Age.
www.clanlord.com /history/humans/knighthood.html   (1575 words)

 Knighthood by Marian Horvat - Cultural Topics @ TraditionInAction.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This took place in 1997 with the knighthood of homosexual “pop rocker” Elton John, who had once romped in a cemetery for an album cover and scandalized the world with his homosexual confessions.
The bestowing of a knighthood on a degenerate individual like Mick Jagger exposes a tactic of the Revolution employed in both the spiritual and temporal orders.
This knighthood, the highest lay honor bestowed on behalf of the Pope, is given to persons of “unblemished character” who have promoted the interests of the Catholic Church and the Holy See.
www.traditioninaction.org /Cultural/D003cpKnighthood.htm   (1705 words)

 Suburban Lodge #740 F&AM - C. Frye Haley Memorial Priory Order of Knighthood
The Order of Knighthood is a dedicated extension of the Order of DeMolay and gives older DeMolays (17 to 21 years of age) an opportunity to organize social activities and has also provided Kentucky DeMolays training which is necessary and crucial in building dynamic and productive chapters.
The Order of Knighthood is organized into a subordinate unit known as a Priory and has its own ritual, officers, meetings and investitures.
Dad Greg Coffey is the Coordinator of Knighthood and assists the Priory at their meetings and investitures.
www.suburban740.org /orderofknighthood.htm   (317 words)

 Florida DeMolay Knighthood   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A copy of the Knighthood S. must be made available to each member of the advisory Council, the Director of Knighthood, the Executive Officer, and each member of the Priory.
The Director of Knighthood shall be responsible for the submission of all Green Honor Keys, and P. A.'s.
The Order of Knighthood operates in the State of Florida under the sanction of the Executive Officer and under the direction of the Director of Knighthood.
www.fldemolay.net /kt/sop.htm   (1090 words)

But as the lands were further and further divided, strife grew rampant, and many high children were born who possessed a noble name, but could look forward to no benefits, for their elder siblings were to have the lands and wealth, and naught was left for them.
Today in Masalla, the same system of knighthood is utilized, though it has been refined by royal edict over the centuries.
Some are sent to baronies to reside there as protectors, while others fulfill the desires of Queen Lillian, riding out to defend the lands of the Old World against Sereg, trolls, goblins, bandits, pirates, or any of the other threats which loom.
www.caradorian.com /library/treatises/war/knighthood.html   (1010 words)

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