Wikipedia:Today's featured article/August 5, 2004

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Members of the Order wear ceremonial robes.

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an English order of chivalry with a history stretching back to mediæval times; today it is Europe's oldest national order of knighthood in continuous existence and the pinnacle of the British honours system. Its membership is extremely limited, consisting of the Sovereign and not more than twenty-five full members. Male members are known as Knights Companion, whilst female members are known as Ladies Companion. The Sovereign alone grants membership of the Order; the Prime Minister does not tender binding advice as to appointments, as is done for most other orders. (more...)

Recently featured: Father DamienEconomicsLord Nelson