The Most Noble Order of the Garter – Founded 1348 in Woodstock, Oxford, England
A ‘British’ Order of Knights
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French Maxim ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’ – ‘Shamed be [he] who evil of it thinks’.
What does ‘it’ refer to and why the ‘Garter’ reference?
Past Knights have included Nazi Collaborators, German Kaisers and Holy Roman Emperors…..and its a ‘British’ Order?
Past Knights of the Order of the Garter included the following Holy Roman Emperors!
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor 1368–1437
Albert V, Duke of Austria 1397–1439
Later Albert II, Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor 1415–1493
Maximilian, King of the Romans 1459–1520
Later Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles, Infant of Spain, Archduke of Austria and Duke of Burgundy 1500–1558 Later Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand, Infant of Spain, Archduke of Austria 1503–1564
Later Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor 1527–1576
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor 1552–1612
List of Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348 – 1939 by Edmund H. Fellowes M.V.O., M.A., Mus.Doc. Minor Canon of Windsor. Hon.Fellow of Oriel College Oxford.