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  English Monarchs - A complete history of the Kings and Queens of England the Order of the Garter.
The origins of the Garter as the order's emblem and for its motto 'Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense' will probably never be ascertained with certainty, but legend relates that it began at a ball, when Edward III's dancing partner,perhaps Joan, Countess of Salisbury, dropped her garter to her great embarrassment.
The Garter Star is pinned to the left side of the chest, it is an enamelled heraldic shield of St. George's Cross encircled by a garter, whic is encircled by an eight point silver badge.
The garter itself, a buckled dark blue velvet strap with the motto of the Order is worn on the left calf by knights and the left arm by ladies.
www.englishmonarchs.co.uk /royal_orders.html   (317 words)

  
 Britannia: Most Noble Order of the Garter
The earliest orders were fraternities of like-minded men, drawn from a particular social class and bound together in a common purpose.
A record of the Order, compiled in Henry VIII's reign, relates that Richard I, during his crusade, gave garters to certain knights as tokens of honour, and it was supposed that Edward III followed this example.
While Edward III may outwardly have professed the Order of the Garter to be a revival of the Round Table, it is probable that privately its formation was a move to gain support for his dubious claim to the French throne.
www.britannia.com /history/articles/garter.html   (713 words)

  
 Royal Insight > June 2004 > Focus > The Order of the Garter
The garter supposedly had its origins at a ball in northern France, attended by the king and a certain Joan, Countess of Salisbury.
Appointments to the Garter are made by Royal Prerogative and are for life unless a Knight Companion offends against certain 'points of reproach'.
The Regalia of the Order consists of the Garter, the Collar and the Robes.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/page3210.asp   (989 words)

  
  Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The garter was dropped at a court ball by the Countess of Salisbury, a lady afterwards more famous in history as Joan, the fair maid of Kent, first English princess of Wales, wife of the Black Prince and Mother of King Richard II.
The garter, he declared, should soon be most highly honoured; and within six months he and his 12 companion knights, one of whom was Salisbury, were wearing at the victory tournaments in England garters of blue silk embroidered with the motto.
Meanwhile Thomas Holland, unable to bear the loss of the lady who was to become the most celebrated in the world of chivalry, appealed to the pope to annul Joan's marriage to Salisbury and restore her to him.
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  Order Of The Garter. george bush,prince charles,order of the garter,order of the bath,queen,lord rothschild
Order of the Garter is the core of the Committee Of 300 (aka Olympians).
Lord Peter Carrington, who is a member of the satanic Order of Osiris and other demonic groups is a member of the Order of the Garter.
The Order of the Garter is the parent organization over Free Masonry, world-wide.
www.theforbiddenknowledge.com /hardtruth/orderofgarter.htm   (247 words)

  
  Order of the Garter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The insignia of a knight of the Order of the Garter.
Depictions of the Order's insignia: the garter, the collar, the "lesser George" sash badge, and the star.
The position of Garter Principal King of Arms is held by the head of the College of Arms (the heraldic authority of England).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Order_of_the_Garter   (3592 words)

  
 Order of the Bath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Order is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick.
The Order's Usher is known as the Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod; he does not, unlike his Order of the Garter equivalent (the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod) perform any duties in the House of Lords.
The Chapel of the Order is Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Order_of_the_Bath   (2114 words)

  
 The Most Noble Order of The Garter described in the early 1800s - The Royal Windsor Web Site
The Knights of the Garter proceeding fvrom the Deanery
Garter is now sent to conduct the senior knight elect to the chapter-house door, where he is received by the commissioners; and the same manner the other knights elect are conducted, one by one, according to their seniority.
Garter then presents the statute book, which the commissioners deliver to the knight, and the commissioners then place the cap and feathers on his head, and seat him in his stalls whereupon the officers of the order retire with the usual reverences, and stand before their seats.
www.thamesweb.co.uk /windsor/windsorhistory/winguidegarter.html   (2573 words)

  
 Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Garter is one of the Order's recognisable insignia.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an English order of chivalry with a history stretching back to mediæval times; today it is Europe's oldest order of knighthood in continuous existence and pinnacle of the British honours system.
Garter Principal King of Arms is the of the College of Arms (England's heraldic authority) and thus the herald for all England (along with Wales Northern Ireland).
www.freeglossary.com /Order_of_the_Garter   (3360 words)

  
 DragonBear History: All That: The Order of the Garter
The Orders of the Temple, of the Hospital, and of the Teutonic Knights quickly became major international organizations, all the more prestigious among the aristocracy than the more traditional orders because their major activity was war, the profession of the upper classes.
Our orders of merit, peerage, etc., are clearly based on orders of chivalry (as they changed over the intervening centuries), but where originally orders like the Garter represented the elect of the whole class of knights, knights in the SCA make up just one of all the orders.
On the Garter in particular, sources for the early history are scanty because the Order's early records were lost in a fire in 1416.
www.dragonbear.com /garter.html   (1159 words)

  
 Order of the Garter
The Order of the Garter was the first, and remains the most prestigious, British order of chivalry.
Membership in the order was intended as a mark of royal favour and a reward for loyalty to the sovereign and for outstanding military service.
Thus, at roughly the same time that the Order of the Garter was founded, Edward proclaimed Saint George as the patron saint of England and the Order.
www.britainexpress.com /History/medieval/garter.htm   (784 words)

  
 Earl of Oxford and the Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earl of Oxford and the Order of the Garter
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).
In contrast, the French Order of St. Michael was debased in the mid sixteenth century by being awarded to all and sundry, and so in 1578 Henry III created the Order of the Holy Spirit, limited to one hundred knights.
www.everreader.com /garter.htm   (3779 words)

  
 The Most Noble Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
Great Britain’s Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III of England in 1348 and remains one of the most exclusive and renowned chivalric orders in the world.
Our version of the Order is modeled on the real Order of the Garter, but has been adapted for use in the pseudo-historical setting of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which is loosely based on 16th century Europe (with 16th century England providing the model for the customs of the Royal Court).
mrffriends.tripod.com /garter/garter.html   (729 words)

  
 Order of the Garter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick, was founded, but since the independence of the greater part of Ireland the Order has fallen dormant (its last surviving knight died in 1974).
At any rate, the Order was most probably not constituted before 1346; the original statutes required that each member admitted to the Order already be a knight (what would today be called a knight bachelor), and several initial members of the Order were first knighted in that year.
order of precedence in England and Wales for the exact positions.) Wives, sons, daughters and daughters-in-law of Knights of the Garter also feature on the order of precedence; relatives of Ladies of the Garter, however, are not assigned any special precedence.
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 St. George's Chapel > History > Order of the Garter
The most noble Order of the Garter is among the earliest of numerous orders of chivalry founded during the Middle Ages in the major courts of Europe.
This comprised twenty-five men in all with the king at their head and was entitled the Order of the Garter after the symbol of the garter worn by its members.
From the first the Order with its twenty-six so-called Companions was internationally constituted and this led to a distinction in its membership between Knights Subject, who were subjects of the English Crown, and Stranger Knights.
www.stgeorges-windsor.org /history/hist_garter.asp   (615 words)

  
 The Most Noble Order of the Garter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The secular orders of chivalry that came about in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were fundamentally based on the idea of religious expression, social valor, and virtue.
An order is an award or symbol of great authority and mark, “The most striking among them (Orders) were those founded by great princes and distinguished by their lavish ceremonial and their ornate dress regulations.
The George, or badge of the order, hangs from this collar.
faculty.smu.edu /bwheeler/Ency/garter.html   (674 words)

  
 The Most Noble Order of the Garter - Culture UK
CULTURE UK The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the oldest European order of chivalry.
This Katherine is locally affirmed to be the lady who dropped her garter at a Court Ball in 1349 when dancing with King Edward III.
Today the Order consists of Her Majesty the Queen, Sovereign of the Order, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and 24 Knight Companions.
www.historic-uk.com /CultureUK/OrderoftheGarter.htm   (293 words)

  
 Order of the Garter, carved Crowns, Crests and Coats of Arms.
Order of the Garter, carved Crowns, Crests and Coats of Arms.
The carved and painted coronets and crests for the latest Ladies and Knights of the Garter photographed during 2005, 2006 and 2007 in sculptor Ian G Brennan's studio awaiting delivery and instillation in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The Duke of York and Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex were both appointed to this the most senior British order of chivalry amid a weekend of celebrations to mark Her Majesties 80th birthday.
www.heraldicsculptor.com /gartcres.html   (1026 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions - Wedding-Garter.com
For your sports garters you ask me to purchase a lapel pin badge.
All orders are accepted on the basis that the Terms and Conditions have been read and agreed to.
Our garters / garter belts are produced in a standard size that will comfortably fit a leg with a circumference of 25 inches (approximately 635 millimetres).
www.wedding-garter.com /order.htm   (736 words)

  
 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.
The Order of the Garter has five officers, three of whom are clergymen of the Church of England.
The office of Prelate of the Order is always held by the Bishop of Winchester, that of Chancellor by the Bishop of Oxford, and that of Register by the Dean of Windsor.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/o/or/order_of_the_garter.shtml   (538 words)

  
 ORDER OF THE GARTER:¬†Verwaltung - Land Steiermark
The Order, consisting of the King and twenty-five knights, was intended by Edward III to be reserved as the highest reward for loyalty and for military merit.
The Queen (whose father George VI appointed her and her husband to the Order in 1947), as Sovereign of the Order, attends the service along with other members of the Royal family in the Order, including The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal.
Since the early fourteenth century, foreign monarchs have been appointed to the Order, as a means of marking and securing alliances - one of the earliest such appointments was that of the Duke of Urbino by Edward IV in 1474.
www.verwaltung.steiermark.at /cms/ziel/3741258/DE   (947 words)

  
 The Mediaeval Combat Society Order of the Garter
The Order, consisting of the King and Prince Edward each leading a team of twelve knights, making twenty six in total, was intended by Edward III to be reserved as the highest reward for loyalty and for military merit.
Originally the garter knights wore hooded woolen blue robes, the wool from the profitable English wool trade of the time, and the garter robes were embroided or 'powdered with garters', the more garters, the higher the status of the person and the king had his robe lined with ermine.
Since the early fourteenth century, foreign monarchs have been appointed to the Order, as a means of marking and securing alliances, one of the earliest such appointments was that of the Duke of Urbino by Edward IV in 1474.
www.themcs.org /garter2.htm   (1622 words)

  
 THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE
The name of the Order and its badge, a pendant sheep's fleece made of gold, was a new device for the House of Burgundy and was certainly intended to represent the fleece sought by Jason and the Argonauts - an heroic legend which paralleled the Arthurian origins of the Order of the Garter.
During her minority the Sovereignty of the Order was exercised by her mother as Regent of Spain, following the example of Queen Mariana (Reina Gobernadora of the Kingdom during the minority of her son, Carlos II, from September 17th, 1675, until 6 November 1675, during which time she conferred thirty-nine Collars of the Order).
Although the Treasure of the Order continued to be maintained at Bruges until the end of the eighteenth century, [22] the real seat of the Order moved to Spain with the succession of King Philip II.
www.chivalricorders.org /orders/other/goldflee.htm   (4315 words)

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