Order of the British Empire

order of chivalry of British constitutional monarchy

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were originally made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India. Nominations continue today from Commonwealth countries that participate in recommending British (Imperial) honours. Most Commonwealth countries ceased recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire when they created their own honours.
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award received: Order of the British Empire

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Arthur C. Clarke

British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host

works

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Childhood's End

novel by Arthur C. Clarke

author: Arthur C. Clarke

1953

The Songs of Distant Earth

science fiction story by Arthur C. Clarke

author: Arthur C. Clarke

1986

The Fountains of Paradise

novel by Arthur C. Clarke

author: Arthur C. Clarke

1979

The Light of Other Days

book by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

author: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

2000

The Nine Billion Names of God

literair werk van Arthur C. Clarke

author: Arthur C. Clarke

1967

Author

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Brian Aldiss

British science fiction author

Author

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Tom Stoppard

British playwright

Author

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Daphne du Maurier

British writer

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