Order of the Garter

order of chivalry in England

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III of England in 1348. It is the most senior order of knighthood in the British honours system, outranked in precedence only by the Victoria Cross and the George Cross. The Order of the Garter is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint. Appointments are at the sovereign's sole discretion, and are usually in recognition of a national contribution, for public service, or for personal service to the sovereign. Membership of the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 living members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British royal family and foreign monarchs). The order's emblem is a garter with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense (Middle French: "Shame on him who thinks evil of it") in gold lettering. Members of the order wear it on ceremonial occasions.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia

award received: Order of the Garter

9

Author

Benjamin Disraeli cover

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

Benjamin Disraeli

British politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister (1804–1881)

Works

12

Sybil

novel by Benjamin Disraeli

author: Benjamin Disraeli

1845

Coningsby

novel by Benjamin Disraeli

author: Benjamin Disraeli

Endymion

novel by Benjamin Disraeli

author: Benjamin Disraeli

1880

Lothair

novel by Benjamin Disraeli

author: Benjamin Disraeli

1870

Tancred

novel by Benjamin Disraeli

author: Benjamin Disraeli

Author

Margaret Thatcher cover

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

Margaret Thatcher

British stateswoman and prime minister (1925–2013)

Works

3

The Downing Street Years

memoir by Margaret Thatcher

author: Margaret Thatcher

1993

The Path to Power

memoir by Margaret Thatcher

author: Margaret Thatcher

1995

Author

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston cover

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

British politician (1859-1925)

Author

James VI and I cover

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

James VI and I

King during union of English and Scottish crowns

Author

Charles I of England cover

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

Charles I of England

monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649)

you are offline