The Tudor Society
  • 22 May – New Garter Knights

    On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1541, following their elections on St George’s Day, 23rd April 1541, Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey; Sir John Gage, and Sir Anthony Wingfield were all installed as Knights of the Garter.

    Who were these men and what was the Order of the Garter?

    I introduce these Garter Knights and explain the origins of the Order of the Garter, England’s oldest order of chivalry, in this video:

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  • What is the Order of the Garter? By Sarah Bryson

    The Order of the Garter, officially known as The Most Noble Order of the Garter, is the oldest and highest British order of chivalry. The Order was founded in 1348 by King Edward III and consists of the King (or Queen), their spouse, the Prince of Wales and twenty four Knights. Other members of The Order are known as Royal Knights Companions and Extra or Stranger Knights.

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