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Sir Thomas de Beauchamp (b.13130-d.1369)  11th Earl of Warwick, was an English nobleman and military commander. In 1348 he became one of the founders, and the third Knight, of the Order of the Garter. Born at Warwick Castle he was hereditary High Sheriff of Worcester, Warwickshire and Leicestershire for life. He was Marshall of England from 1343-1369. Married to Katherine, daughter of the infamous Roger Mortimer. My 19th GGF.

Sir Thomas de Beauchamp (b.13130-d.1369) 11th Earl of Warwick, was an English nobleman and military commander. In 1348 he became one of the founders, and the third Knight, of the Order of the Garter. Born at Warwick Castle he was hereditary High Sheriff of Worcester, Warwickshire and Leicestershire for life. He was Marshall of England from 1343-1369. Married to Katherine, daughter of the infamous Roger Mortimer. My 19th GGF.

WALTER FITZ ALAN 1106-1177 was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, ALAN FITZ FLAAD, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse AVELINE, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin. 24th G GRANDFATHER   [& my ancestor...BKThigpen]

WALTER FITZ ALAN 1106-1177 was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, ALAN FITZ FLAAD, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse AVELINE, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin. 24th G GRANDFATHER [& my ancestor...BKThigpen]

Effigy of Robert, at the Everingham tombs at Laxton- Robert Everingham, who died in 1287, was a baron in the reign of King Henry II. He made Laxton his principal home, and was the last of the chief lords of Laxton and hereditary chief keeper or custodian of the royal forests of Nottingham and Derby. Robert was a Knight of King Edward I, and possibly a participant in the crusade led by Prince Edward, 1270-74. From his effigy in stone it is likely that he was clad in armour of ring-mail.

Effigy of Robert, at the Everingham tombs at Laxton- Robert Everingham, who died in 1287, was a baron in the reign of King Henry II. He made Laxton his principal home, and was the last of the chief lords of Laxton and hereditary chief keeper or custodian of the royal forests of Nottingham and Derby. Robert was a Knight of King Edward I, and possibly a participant in the crusade led by Prince Edward, 1270-74. From his effigy in stone it is likely that he was clad in armour of ring-mail.

Walter FitzAlan Stewart, High Steward Scotland - was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland (ca. 1150-1177), and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, Alan fitz Flaad, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse Aveline, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin.

Walter FitzAlan Stewart, High Steward Scotland - was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland (ca. 1150-1177), and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, Alan fitz Flaad, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse Aveline, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin.

The Russian Tradition of The Knights Hospitaller emerged when the Mediterranean stronghold of Malta was captured by Napoleon in 1798 when he made his expedition to Egypt.

The Russian Tradition of The Knights Hospitaller emerged when the Mediterranean stronghold of Malta was captured by Napoleon in 1798 when he made his expedition to Egypt.

Collar badge of the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

Collar badge of the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

Coat-of-Arms of Bishop Count David J. Gagnon, Grand Cross Knight of the Temple of Solomon (1118 AD).

Coat-of-Arms of Bishop Count David J. Gagnon, Grand Cross Knight of the Temple of Solomon (1118 AD).

Descendants of the Knights of the Bath

Descendants of the Knights of the Bath

Sir Francis Galton, FRS cousin of Douglas Strutt Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909

Sir Francis Galton, FRS cousin of Douglas Strutt Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909

Malcolm Roderick MacCrimmon 1942. Ninth Hereditary Piper to Clan MacLeod. Born Dec 21, 1918 At the outbreak of WWII, a young Malcolm Roderick MacCrimmon of Edmonton signed up with the Calgary Highlanders. His Uncle Art had told young Malcolm of the great pipers who had gone before him. A piper since the age of eight, Malcolm was immediately made a member of the pipe band. George Poulter, a student of the MacCrimmon history and member of the Clan MacCrimmon Society of London lived in Surrey…

Malcolm Roderick MacCrimmon 1942. Ninth Hereditary Piper to Clan MacLeod. Born Dec 21, 1918 At the outbreak of WWII, a young Malcolm Roderick MacCrimmon of Edmonton signed up with the Calgary Highlanders. His Uncle Art had told young Malcolm of the great pipers who had gone before him. A piper since the age of eight, Malcolm was immediately made a member of the pipe band. George Poulter, a student of the MacCrimmon history and member of the Clan MacCrimmon Society of London lived in Surrey…

Owain Glyndŵr Glyndŵr was the last of the Princes of Powys from his father Gruffydd Fychan II, hereditary Tywysog of Powys Fadog & Lord of Glyndyfrdwy,  of Deheubarth through his mother Elen ferch Tomas ap Llywelyn. On 16 September 1400, Glyndŵr began the Welsh Revolt against Henry IV of England. Initially successful & rapidly retaking large areas of Wales, the uprising had a key weaknesses -  a lack of artillery,  & ships, making his coastlands vulnerable. Routed 1408-9, he disappeared in…

Owain Glyndŵr Glyndŵr was the last of the Princes of Powys from his father Gruffydd Fychan II, hereditary Tywysog of Powys Fadog & Lord of Glyndyfrdwy, of Deheubarth through his mother Elen ferch Tomas ap Llywelyn. On 16 September 1400, Glyndŵr began the Welsh Revolt against Henry IV of England. Initially successful & rapidly retaking large areas of Wales, the uprising had a key weaknesses - a lack of artillery, & ships, making his coastlands vulnerable. Routed 1408-9, he disappeared in…

SŁO Kraj Nitrzański COA.jpg

SŁO Kraj Nitrzański COA.jpg

John I,Duke of Brittany "the Red" (1217-1286)

John I,Duke of Brittany "the Red" (1217-1286)

Coat of arms of Castile and Leon; detail of a stained glass window in the Alcázar, Segovia, Spain.

Coat of arms of Castile and Leon; detail of a stained glass window in the Alcázar, Segovia, Spain.

Seal of Alan fitz Walter; 2nd High Stewart of Scotland 1140-1204; my 26th great grandfather

Seal of Alan fitz Walter; 2nd High Stewart of Scotland 1140-1204; my 26th great grandfather

Coat-of-Arms of Countess Shannon R. Gagnon, Dame Templar

Coat-of-Arms of Countess Shannon R. Gagnon, Dame Templar