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In most cases, the honour was rejected privately; others were rejected publicly, or accepted then returned later, as with John Lennon and Rabindranath Tagore (although the honour itself, once accepted, cannot be unilaterally renounced by its recipient).
Alan Bennett, playwright (declined knighthood in 1996 and CBE in 1988)
Geraldine McEwan, actress (declined OBE in 1986 and damehood in 2002)
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  CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top 100 - 11 to 100   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A woman 'of slender frame and delicate appearance,’ she was 37 when she made the long trip on foot to warn the British of a planned American attack, thus earning her place in history as a heroine of the War of 1812.
Known as one of the most reliable defencemen in the NHL for nearly 22 years, he was credited with bringing “honour” to hockey by refusing to fight on the ice, while others claim he invented the slap shot.
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  Wikinfo | British honours system   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The recipients are chosen by the Sovereign, who is the 'fountain of honour', acting upon the advice of the Prime Minister.
There is usually an elaborate ceremony for bestowing honours, the most famous of which is the well-known "knighting" ceremony, in which the sovereign taps the recipient on the shoulder with a ceremonial sword.
Honours are sometimes refused or returned; see list of people who have declined a British honour.
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 List, The National System of Political Economy, Book IV, Chapter 34: Library of Economics and Liberty
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 List of people who have declined a British honour - Definition, explanation
The following is a partial list of people who have declined a British honour, such as a knighthood or an Order of the British Empire.
In most cases, the honour was rejected privately; others were rejected publicly, or accepted then returned later, as with John Lennon and Rabindranath Tagore.
Sometimes a potential recipient will refuse a knighthood or peerage, but will accept an honour that does not carry a title (Paul Scofield and Augustus John are examples).
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Many of Waugh's novels depict the British aristocracy and high society, which he savagely satirizes but to which he was also strongly attracted.
Evelyn Waugh as a student, from a portrait by the British painter Henry Lamb (1883-1960), a member of Walter Sickert's Camden Town Group, and later the Bloomsbury Group.
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British forces people to move to other areas for labour work, but lack of transportation and housing facilities lead to many such labourers falling sick and dying.
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One such figure was the priest Sergius who became a noted speaker within the walls of the eminent Islamic academy, an anomaly that would have been inconceivable at the time of the revolution against the Napoleonic invasion.
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He came to know the painters Nina Hamnett and Adrian Daintrey, who were neighbours in Fitzrovia and was soon to meet the composer Constant Lambert, who remained a close friend until Lambert's death in 1951.
The Quota was a device intended by the Government to protect the British film industry, by requiring cinemas to show a proportionate footage of British-made film for every one of the (more popular) foreign films they put on.
He was appointed Companion of Honour (CH) in 1988.
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 List of people who have declined a British honour
The following is a partial list of people who have declined a British honour, such as a knighthood or an honour usually within the Order of the British Empire.
Or you might be interested in the List of Foods Named after People or the List of People Who Declined a British Honour.
Honours are sometimes refused or returned; see list of people who have declined a British honour
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 Would you accept an Honour? - TrendUK - British Council   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Honours are awarded twice a year on the Queen’s official birthday in June and at the New Year.
Those people selected for the award have to agree to accept the award before the list goes to the Queen for formal approval.
Although you can nominate anyone for an honour the majority of awards still go to civil servants and military figures; not everyday people who contribute to their community.
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 Shipping News Items, Australia 1844, Oct-Dec
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 College of Arms Foundation - Activities
The British are unsurpassed at organizing state pageants and the Garter service is one of the great royal events of the year with hundreds of participants, including the Royal Family, soldiers, clergy, choristers, the Military Knights of Windsor and, of course, the heralds.
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Cromp, who died in 1715, was the first President of the Court of Honour and Principal Herald of the province.
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A revised U.S. military plan envisions establishing security at the local level in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq by summer 2008, leading one year later to security conditions nationwide that Iraqi forces are capable of sustaining...
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 [no2id-expats] Suggested action for ID Day
Looks a bit sick doesn't it....Blair's government producing more dangerous legislation than Putin who has a dirty war on his door step (ooooopsss I forgot, don't we have 2 of those???) GT ------------ Looks great, Paul.
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