Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Order of the Garter

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 . . .

The Gentleman's Magazine

Flags of the World, Past and Present
Their Story and Associations
By William John Gordon, Frederick Edward Hulme, W J Stokoe

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

Life of Edward the Black Prince
By Louise Creighton, Louise von Glehn Creighton

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