This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
Knights of the Garter, Bath, Thistle, and St. Patrick, are installed members of those orders entitled to wear stars and ribands, and ore limited in number. All Knights Bachelors, or Knights of Foreign
Orders recognized in the "London Gazette," hear the title of Sir. and their wives that of Lady. The engraving represents an ancient Knight in his armour. (See Knighthood, p. 117.)
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