The Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland [by J. and sir J. B. Burke]. (Google eBook)

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Page 29 - Lord and sixth year of the reign of her Majesty Anne by the grace of God Queen of Scotland England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith.
Page 6 - And on his breast a bloody cross he bore. The dear remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweet sake that glorious badge he wore. And dead (as living) ever him adored...
Page 163 - Orthes, and Toulouse. From 1809 to 1811 he was employed in procuring intelligence of the enemy's movements in advance of the army, in organizing nine Portuguese guerilla corps, and in resisting the attempt of the enemy to pass the Tagus at Chamusca. From 1811 to 1814 he was the organ of communication between the Duke of Wellington and the Portuguese troops...
Page 34 - King George I., on the 17th Feb. 1714-15, was pleased to confirm the statutes signed by Queen Anne as above mentioned, with the addition of several more, amongst which was that of adding rays of glory to surround the whole figure of St. Andrew which hangs at the collar; and though from the time of the Reformation to the year...
Page 51 - Class — Companions of the Order ; not limited in number ; they are to take precedence of esquires, but not entitled to the appellation, style, &c. of knights bachelors. To wear the badge assigned to the third class, pendent by a narrow red riband to the button-hole.
Page 59 - In 1804 he was made vice-admiral, and in the following year was appointed to the command of the Toulon squadron.
Page 145 - Stellama was again severely wounded ; became lieut.-colonel iu the army in 1812; is Grand Cross of the Neapolitan order of St. George, and commander of the Sicilian order of St. Ferdinand and ilerit.
Page xiii - GCB Knight Grand Cross of the Bath KCB Knight Commander of the Bath. CB Companion of the Bath.
Page 33 - Here follows the form of the oath to be taken by all, as «hall be admitted into this order as brethren. " I shall fortify and defend the true reformed Protestant religion, and Christ's Most Holy Evangel, to the utmost of my power ; I shall be loyal and true to my sovereign lady the Queen, Sovereign of this most ancient and most noble Order of the Thistle ; I shall maintain and defend the statutes, privileges, and honours of the said Order. " I shall never bear any treason about in my heart against...
Page 90 - Dec. 1812] gu. a lion ramp. betw. three martlets ar. on a canton or, the stern of a ship of the line ppr. — Crest, out of a naval crown or, the rim or circle inscribed with the word Spartan; a swan ar.

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