A Concise History of Knighthood: Containing the Religious and Military Orders which Have Been Instituted in Europe. With Descriptions of Their Mantles, Caps, Collars, Stars, Ribbons, and Mottoes. Also Accounts of the Installations of the Garter, Bath, Thistle, and St. Patrick; and Correct Lists of the Knights of Each. To which is Added the Antient Ceremonies Used at Duels, Combats, Justs, and Tournaments. The Whole Imbellished with 82 Copper Plates, Comprising 116 Orders, Accurately Drawn and Neatly Engraved. Being the Completest Collection Ever Published in Great Britain. In Two Volumes. Collected from the Best and Most Approved Prints and Manuscripts. With a Correct Index to the Whole, Volume 2

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W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Payne, W. Owen, S. Crowder, ... [and 18 others in London], 1784 - Heraldry - 268 pages
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Page 49 - After the loss of the Isle of Rhodes, they removed to the Island of Malta, which with Tripoli and Gaza were -granted to them in fee by the Emperor Charles VAD...
Page 186 - Portugal], by Philip, Duke of Burgundy. The occasion of its institution is a subject of controversy among antiquaries: but it appears most probable, that, having determined to institute an Order of Knighthood, he chose for the badge of it the material of the staple manufactories of his country, which was the Fleece; and this emblem might have been the more agreeable to him from the figure it made in the heroic ages of the world, when the Argonautic expedition was undertaken for it.
Page 54 - Templars wore linen coifs, (like the serjeants-at-law,) and red caps close over them ; and on their bodies, shirts of mail, and swords girded on with a broad belt; over all they had a white cloak, reaching to the ground, with a cross on their left shoulder : they used to wear their beards of a great length, although most other orders shaved.
Page 54 - Honorius prescribed unto them an order of life, whereby they were to wear a white robe, to which Pope Eugenius afterward added the Red Cross.
Page 48 - Baptist of Jerusalem, to distinguish them from the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. They took the black habit of the Hermits of St. Augustine, and on the left breast wore a cross of eight points. " In war they wore crimson, with a white cross, but in their monasteries, and on the day of their profession, the black garment only.
Page 187 - PEAR-TREE, which was instituted in the Kingdom of Leon, about the beginning of the Twelfth century, — from that time until the City of Alcantara was taken from the Moors, it continued to be known by the name of
Page 8 - Head,' founded by the Duke of Wirtemburg in 1652. The badge was a Death's head enamelled white, surrounded with a cross pattee black ; above the cross pattee another cross of five jewels, by which it hangs to a black ribbon edged with white ; motto, ' Memento mori,
Page 186 - They wear usually a Golden Fleece Proper, pendent to a broad plain red ribbon round their necks; but on days of ceremony they wear the collar of the Order, which is composed of double steels, interwoven with flint...

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