Category: Order of the Garter

Edward Montagu: man of conscience?

Edward Montagu, second earl of Manchester (1602-1671), is one of those historical figures who changed his political views as the events of his time unfolded.  To some, this may have smacked of inconsistent principles, but to others it would have ...

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A Knight’s Achievements

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the pinnacle of the British Honours System. It was founded by Edward III, a king who loved knightly tournaments with their colourful ceremony and pageantry. As part of his Order, he constituted ...

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The Garter Porch

From 1814 to 1815 work began to adapt the small chapel to the east of St George’s, then known as the Wolsey Chapel, to serve as a Chapter House for meetings of the Knights of the Garter. Progress on the ...

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Stranger than fiction…

When Edward III founded the Order of the Garter, the oldest surviving order of chivalry in the world, in or about 1348, there is evidence to suggest that he originally intended it to comprise twenty-four Knights. However, by 1349/50 membership ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.