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Royalty of England Great Britain and the United Kingdom


Lords Spritual England

Chivalric Orders

Order of the Garter

Before 23 Apr 1344 King Edward III England formed the Order of the Garter. The date is somewhat unclear. The first reliable record occurs in autumn of 1348 when the King's wardrobe account shows Garter habits being issued. The Order may have been formed before then with some traditions such as the mantle, and the garter and motto, possibly being introduced later. The Garter refers to an event at Wark Castle at which King Edward III England picked up the Countess of Salisbury's fallen garter and saying to the crowd "Honi soit qui mal y pense" ie Shame on him who thinks badly of it, or possibly, he brings shame on himself who thinks badly of it. The Countess of Salisbury could refer to his future daughter-in-law Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales 1328-1385 or her former mother-in-law Catherine Grandison Countess Salisbury 1304-1349. The event has also been drescribed as taking place at Calias.


Royal Navy

In 1663 Admiral Arthur Herbert 1st Earl Torrington 1648-1716 (15) joined the Royal Navy.

On 15 Feb 1780 Admiral Joseph Sydney Yorke 1768-1831 (11) joined the Royal Navy becoming a midshipman aboard HMS Duke commanded by Sir Charles Douglas. He followed Douglas to his next command HMS Formidable under George Brydges Rodney 1st Baron Rodney 1718-1792 (62).

In Oct 1797 Admiral George Francis Seymour Conway 1787-1870 (10) joined the Royal Navy.

In 1893 Vice Admiral Charles Andrew Fountaine 1879-1946 (13) joined the Royal Navy.

Court Positions