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  Order of the Thistle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Usher of the Order is the Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod (unlike his Garter equivalent, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, he does not have another function assisting the House of Lords).
When James VII revived the Order in 1687, he directed that the Abbey Church at the Palace of Holyroodhouse be converted to a Chapel for the Order of the Thistle, perhaps copying the idea from the Order of the Garter (whose chapel is located in Windsor Castle).
The badge of the Order is depicted suspended from the collar.
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 Order of the Garter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Order of the Garter, which pertains to England, is most senior in both age and precedence; its equivalent in Scotland is The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.
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.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Order of the Thistle
The Dean of the Thistle is an office of the Order of the Thistle, established in 1687.
The Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle is an office of the Order of the Thistle, established in 1687.
Whilst the Order of the Thistle was certainly in existence by the sixteenth century and possibly has medieval origins (or even, according to more fanciful legends, dates to the eighth century), the foundation of the institution in its modern form dates only to 1687.
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 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.
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 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's role > Sovereign as Fountain of Honour > Order of The Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
It is possible that the Order may have been founded by James III (1488-1513), who was responsible for changes in royal symbolism in Scotland, including the adoption of the thistle as the royal plant badge.
It is said that James V bestowed the insignia of the 'Order of the Burr or Thissil' on Francis I of France in 1535.
The chapel for the Order was to be at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where James II had issued instructions in 1687 for the Abbey Church to be converted into the Chapel Royal and the Chapel of the Order.
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 Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Scotch Thistle, or Cotton Thistle (Onopordon Acanthium) is one of the most beautiful of British plants, not uncommon in England, by roadsides and in waste places, particularly in chalky and sandy soils in the southern counties.
Which is the true Scotch Thistle even the Scottish antiquarians cannot decide, but it is generally considered to be this species of Thistle that was originally the badge of the House of Stuart, and came to be regarded as the national emblem of Scotland.
The Order of the Thistle, which claims, with the exception of the Garter, to be the most ancient of our Orders, was instituted in 1540 by James V, and revived by James VII of Scotland and Second of England, who created eight Knights in 1687.
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 Mandy's British Royalty - Orders and Honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
James V bestowed the insignia of the 'Order of the Burr or Thissil' on Francis I of France in 1535.
The chapel for the Order was to be at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
This Order was instituted in 1917 by George V at the same time as the Order of the British Empire was founded, and it is sometimes regarded as a junior class of the Order of Merit.
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 ipedia.com: Order of the British Empire Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
At the foundation of the Order, the "Medal of the Order of the British Empire" was instituted.
The Usher of the Order is known as the Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod; he does not, unlike his Order of the Garter equivalent (the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod), perform any duties related to the House of Lords.
The chapel of the order is in the far eastern end of the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, but it holds its great services upstairs in the main body of the cathedral.
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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: 2007-09-06)
From the eighteenth century to 1946, appointments to the Order (and to the Order of the Thistle) were made on advice from government.
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.
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.
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 Order of the Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
George VI felt that the Orders of the and the Thistle had been used only political patronage rather than to reward actual Therefore with the agreement of the Prime (Clement Attlee) and the Leader of the Opposition Winston Churchill) in 1946 the Order of the Thistle returned the personal gift of the Sovereign.
The King of of the Order responsible for heraldry is the Lord Lyon King of Arms the head of Scottish Heraldry.
When James VII revived the Order in he directed that the Abbey Church at Palace of Holyroodhouse be converted to a Chapel for Order of the Thistle perhaps copying the from the Order of the Garter (whose is located in Windsor Castle).
www.freeglossary.com /Order_of_the_Thistle   (2447 words)

  
 The Scottish Thistle : The Emblem of Scotland - Scottish Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Scottish Thistle : The Emblem of Scotland
The Thistle as an emblem was later adopted by King James V as the emblem for the Order of the Thistle, in the 16th Century.
The Thistle is often surrounded by the words "Nemo me impune lacessit" which is found on the Order of the Thistle and means "No one harms me without punishment", and reminds us of the Norses who tried to attack the sleepy Scots and were stung by the beautiful purple, yet prickly Thistle.
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 The Monarchy Today > The Queen's role > Sovereign as Fountain of Honour > Order of the British Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
For the first time, women were included in an order of chivalry, and it was decided that the Order should also include foreigners who had helped the British war effort.
The Order of the British Empire is the order of chivalry of British democracy.
A Chapel for the Order was subsequently built in the cathedral crypt (where Nelson, Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren are buried, amongst others) and its formal dedication in 1969 was attended by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh (Grand Master of the Order).
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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.
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.
The choice of new members is kept a secret from all outside the order (including the new members) until the annual investiture ceremony at the King’s Arbor (usually post-parade late in the run).
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 Order of the Thistle, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
He therefore set up his own prestigious order, called it the Order of the Thistle, and limited it to himself and twelve knights - based on Christ and the twelve apostles.
The order then lapsed as James V died two years later, the Scottish reformation took hold and groupings based on the 12 apostles were frowned upon.
It was revived in 1687 by James VII (James II of England) who created 8 knights, and it is really from this date that the Order of the Thistle has a history.
www.scotland-calling.com /culture/thistle.htm   (231 words)

  
 The Most Noble Order of the Garter
The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward III in 1348.
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.
These 'achievements' are taken down on the knight's death (and the insignia are returned to the Sovereign), but the stall-plates remain as a memorial and these now constitute one of the finest collections of heraldry in the world.
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 The Most Noble Order of the Garter.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
This Order was founded in 1348 by King Edward III as a noble fraternity (or Chapter) consisting of the King, the Prince of Wales and 24 Knights Companion.
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 claim to the French throne.
The motto of the Order is a denunciation of all those who think ill of some specific project, and not a mere pious invocation of evil upon evil-thinkers in general.
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 The Most Noble Order of the Garter, its History, Ceremony, Coats of Arms and Crests.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The patron saint of the Order of the Garter is St George and as he is the patron saint of soldiers and also of England, the spiritual home of the order has therefore always been St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The Most Noble Order of the Garter is one of the oldest and most important of all such Orders throughout the world, with the concept of like minded brotherhood dedicated to service and chivalry, these core principals having survived intact and are as relevant today as at its conception over 650 years ago.
Originally it was intended that the Order of the Garter was to consist of twenty four knights, however during 1349/50 it consisted of himself as Sovereign together with twenty five Knights Companion, one of whom was the Prince of Wales, the fl Prince.
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 Order of the Thistle | Order of St Andrews | Laird of Isle of Jura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Order of the Thistle (sometimes referred to as the Order of St. Andrew) is one of the most important regal order in Scotland.
The order was founded in 1540 by King James V anxious to set up his own religious order based in Scotland.
Then celebrating all the festivals of the orders, he set up the Order of the Thistle arms and badges over the gate of his palace at Linlithgow, joining St. Andrew with them.
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 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Queen knights royal headmaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Sir Eric Anderson, provost of Eton College, was made a Knight of the Order of the Thistle at St Giles' Cathedral.
The Order of the Thistle is the highest award in Scotland and is second in prestige only to the Order of the Garter.
The Order of the Thistle was founded in 1540 by King James V. It was discontinued during the Reformation but was re-established by James II (James VII of Scotland) in 1687 to reward Scottish peers who supported him.
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Noble Order of the Thistle is somewhat obscure.
The Order of the Thistle as we know it today was founded by
Sovereign of the Order on acceding to the Throne
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 CHIVALRY
Founded by Edward III in 1348, the order was intended to be reserved as the highest reward for loyalty and for military merit.
In Scotland, The Order of the Thistle is the highest honour, second only in precedence to the Order of the Garter.
Although some kind of Scottish Order of chivalry existed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the exact date of the Origins foundation is not known.
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 The Scottish Rite Order Of The Thistle Pipes And Drums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Scottish Rite Order Of The Thistle Pipes And Drums
The Scottish Rite Order Of The Thistle Pipes And Drums, chartered in 1999 is the newest pipe band in New Mexico.
The Order Of The Thistle Pipes And Drums" in 2003.
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 Order of the Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Order of the Thistle consists of the Sovereign of Scotland and twelve Knights.
The Knights wear pearl stockings, white shoes, breeches and doublets of silver and green ribbons, surcoat of purple velvet, gold belt, fl velvet cap with a white feather, and mantle of green velvet.
The collar is a diamond cross of St. Andrew with thistles and rue.
www.tartanplace.com /tartanlegend/thistleorder.html   (112 words)

  
 Orders, Decorations and Medals - Medals by Country - Medals of Britain - Orders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
This order was founded by King George III in 1818 and is awarded to subjects "who have rendered extraordinary and important services abroad or in the Commonwealth".
Celtic manager and former Northern Ireland international Martin O'Neill was awarded an Order of the British Empire, or OBE, by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, 61, holds his Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE after it was presented to him by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
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