Genealogy Projects tagged with knights on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Knights Templar

    For naming conventions, see Medieval Kingdoms of Western Europe . At their peak, the Order of the Knights Templar (sometimes known as Temple Knights) had around 20,000 members. The legends surrounding their exploits may or may not be real (see below) but the men certainly were. This project is being created to give recognition to our ancestors, considered to be among the bravest of knights, K...

  • Naming Conventions for Knights

    Naming Conventions for Knights Knights and Dames are people who (1) have been granted a knighthood by a sovereign or (2) belong to an order of chivalry. These titles are held for life. They are not hereditary. There are also knights who (3) hold an hereditary title of knighthood. The naming rules in each category are similar but can vary depending on the type of knighthood. This overview si...

  • Heraldry - Discovering Your Family Coat of Arms

    It has been discussed many times and a number of people have often wondered: "What IS my family's Coat of Arms?" and "HOW do I find out?" There are a few key points to keep in mind when doing this kind of specialized research. 1. If you are Full-Blooded Eskimo, Aborigine, Pygmy, Neanderthal, Iceman, Hobbit (yes, this was an actual human race), Martian, or any other Race, which does not have...

  • Medieval Women as Knights and Leaders of Warfare

    A collection of Articles and Profiles. Women Knights in the Middle Ages There were two ways anyone could be a knight: by holding land under a knight's fee, or by being made a knight or inducted into an order of knighthood. There are examples of both cases for women. Female Orders of Knighthood The Order of the Hatchet There is a case of a clearly military order of knighthood for wom...

  • Lid van een RIDDERSCHAP

    Lid van een RIDDERSCHAP De staatkundige invloed van de ADEL kreeg in de Nederlanden 'n eigen karakter doordat edelen zich aaneensloten in RIDDERSCHAPPEN, organen die vanaf de 15e eeuw bestuurlijke status kregen. Dat 'verbond' ontstond zowel in gewestelijk, provinciaal als in stedelijk verband. In 1425 is bijvoorbeeld voor 't eerst sprake van de 'ridderscap uyt Drenthe', aanduiding voor de g...

  • Garter stall plates gallery

    Garter stall plates are small enamelled brass plates located in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle displaying the names and arms of the Knights of the Garter . Each knight is allotted a stall in St George's Chapel and the stall plate is affixed to his personal stall. His successor knight in that stall adds his own stall plate and thus a fairly complete series of stall plates survives for the su...

  • Military orders

    For naming conventions, please see Medieval Kingdoms of Western Europe . A military order is a Christian society of knights that was founded for crusading, i.e. propagating and/or defending the faith (originally Catholic, after the reformation sometimes Protestant), either in the Holy Land or against Islam (Reconquista) or pagans (mainly Baltic region) in Europe. Many orders became secularize...