The Orders of Knighthood


    General History

    The Orders of Knighthood

    and the Formation of the British Honours System, 1660-1760

    Antti Matikkala

    Boydell 2008

    Hardback 486pp Illustrated

    9781843834236   Product Code: 92984

    Dr Matikkala's comprehensive study is the first to set the British orders of knighthood properly into the context of the honours system by analysing their political, social and cultural functions from the Restoration to the end of George II's reign. It deals with the history and roles of the Order of the Garter; the proposed Orders of the Royal Oak and the Esquires of the Martyred King at the Restoration; and the Orders of the Thistle and the Bath.

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