Knights of the Order of the Garter

 

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the highest order of chivalry, or knighthood, existing in England, founded in 1348. King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter as "a society, fellowship and college of knights. The Order is dedicated to the image and arms of St. George as England's patron saint, and is presently bestowed on recipients from British and other Commonwealth realms; after peerages, it is the pinnacle of the honours system in the United Kingdom. Membership in the order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members, or Companions.

 

Note: As one would expect, the images are heavily Whitenized, but they are still interesting.

 

 

 

 

Miniature of the Garter King wearing a tabard with the royal arms and crown kneeling before George, who is spearing a dragon, with two Garters at the top of the page. The Garter King may be a representation of the first Garter King, William Bruges. On the facing folio is an added inscription.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Edward III and Henry, Duke of Lancaster, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of the 'Cappedan de la Bouche' (left) identified by the inscription on the scroll above as Sir John de Grailly, and on the right, William, Earl of Salisbury, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full-page miniatures of Sir John de Lisle, on the left, facing Sir John Beauchamp, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Sir Hugh Courteney and Sir John Gray (unfinished), of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Sir Miles Stapleton and Sir Hugh Wrottesley, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Sir John Chandos and Sir Otes Holland (unfinished), of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Sir Sanset Dabrichecourt and Prince Edward of Woodstock, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stalls at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Thomas, Earl of Warwick and Ralph, Lord Stafford, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stall at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniature of Roger, Earl of March, and Sir Bartholomew Burghersh (unfinished), of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stall at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniature of John, Lord Mohun (unfinished), and Sir Thomas Holland (unfinished), of the Order of the Garter, each unfinished and wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stall at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniatures of Sir Richard FitzSimon and Sir Thomas Walle, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stall at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniature of Sir Niel Lorying and Sir James Dandele, of the Order of the Garter, each wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in their Garter stall at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

Full page miniature of Sir Harry Eam (unfinished) and Sir Walter Paveley (unfinished), of the Order of the Garter, wearing a blue Garter mantle over plate armour and surcoat displaying his arms. A framed tablet displays painted arms of successors in his Garter stall at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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