Genealogy Projects tagged with Honour on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Knights of the Garter

    The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward III in 1348. Edward, the Black Prince (son of Edward the III) was the first Knight of the Order of the Garter The Order, consisting of the King and twenty-five knights, honours those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have...

  • Order of the British Empire O.B.E.

    The Order of the British Empire Project photo: Grand Cross's star of the Order of the British Empire. The Order of the British Empire recognises distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organisations of all kinds. It was created during the First World War in 1917 by George V. The King recognised the ne...

  • Order of the Thistle

    The Order of the Thistle The Order of the Thistle represents the highest honour in Scotland. It is second only in precedence in the UK to the Order of the Garter. The Order honours Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life. The date of the foundation of the Order is not known, although legend has it that it was founded ...