On this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of April . . . in the year 1348 . . . the founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III of England is announced on St George's Day . . . this King Edward the father of Edward the Black Prince . . . as well as father of John of Gaunt . . . who is believed to be a 16th great-grandpa to our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .
Memorials of the Order of the Garter,
from Its Foundation to the Present Time
Including the History of the Order;
Biographical Notices of the Knights
in the Reigns of Edward III. and Richard II.,
the Chronological Succession of the Members ...
By George Frederick Beltz: