Who Was Degraded from the Order of the Garter?

June 22, 2015

According to The Royal Correspondent:

On Monday, June 15, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II…attended Service for the Order of the Garter…

Established in 1348 by His Majesty King Edward III the Order of the Garter is:

“…the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry.

Over the years, a number of knights have been ‘degraded’ (for the crimes of heresy, treason or cowardice) or even executed – such as Lord Scrope of Masham (a childhood friend of Henry V), and the 3rd Duke of Buckingham in 1521. Charles I wore his Order (ornamented with over 400 diamonds) to his execution in 1649.

To read the entire article in The Royal Correspondent, please click here.

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