ORDERS OF CHIVALRY
The orders of chivalry conjure up tales of courage and devotion. In medieval times monarchs rewarded loyal supporters for gallantry in battle with gifts of land, money or titles as a mark of distinction. As the centuries passed selected loyal and brave subjects were awarded knighthoods. Knights would receive a chain of honour, or collar. These awards form the basis of today’s orders of chivalry.
Ede and Ravenscroft has made mantles for the nation’s orders of chivalry since 1689.
In order of seniority, the six British orders of chivalry are: