Knight Bachelor

part of the British honours system

The title of Knight Bachelor is the basic rank granted to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not inducted as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system. Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight(the rank existed during the 13th-century reign of King Henry III), but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders. There is no female counterpart to Knight Bachelor. The lowest knightly honour that can be conferred upon a woman is Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE), which is one rank higher than Knight Bachelor (being the female equivalent of KBE or Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, which is the next male knightly rank above Knight Bachelor). Also, foreigners are not created Knights Bachelor; instead they are generally made honorary KBEs.
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award received: Knight Bachelor

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Author

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Scottish physician and author

works

176

Sherlock Holmes

four-act play written by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

author: Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette

A Scandal in Bohemia

1891 short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

author: Arthur Conan Doyle
illustrator: Sidney Paget

1891

The Lost World

novel by Arthur Conan Doyle

author: Arthur Conan Doyle

1912

The complete Sherlock Holmes

author: Arthur Conan Doyle

La Main brune

short story collection

author: Arthur Conan Doyle
illustrator: Maurice Toussaint

1912

Author

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Arthur C. Clarke

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

works

157

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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Philip Pullman

English author

Author

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Kazuo Ishiguro

British author

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