[MR] Wikipedia: Order of the Garter

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Thu Apr 23 02:04:41 PDT 2015

Noble Friends,

23 April 1344 is the traditional date for the founding of the Order of 
the Garter, England's most prestigious order of chilalry. The Order was 
the creation of Edward III: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Garter

The Order of the Garter was the inspiration for several other orders, 
notably the Ordre de l'Étoile (Order of the Star) founded by the French 
King John II in direct opposition to the Order of the Garter during the 
Hunderd Years War: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Star_(France) . This order is 

The Ordre de la Toison d'Or (Order of the Golden Fleece) was founded by 
Phillip the Good, Duke of Burgundy when he had to refuse nomination to 
the Order of the Garter. To have accepted would have been treason 
against the King of France: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Golden_Fleece . The Order of 
the Golden Fleece continues in business today by descent through the 
Habsburgs. The head is now the King of Spain, Felipe VI.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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