The Origins and History of the Orders of Knighthood
Ian Allan 2010
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9780711034501   Product Code: 19880
Recent years have seen growing interest in the activities and cultural legacy of such chivalric orders as the Knights of St John, the Knights Templar and the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Tracing the history of these and other orders with British connections, Kevin Gest assembles evidence from primary sources, some of which contradicts popular myth; and he also examines Masonic connections and the symbolism of chivalric designs and architecture.