The Order of Merit: One Hundred Years of Matchless Honour

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Bloomsbury Academic, Dec 21, 2006 - History - 647 pages
The Order Of Merit 1902-2002 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of this senior order of chivalry in the personal gift of the Queen and limited to 24 Ordinary Members, representing the highest distinction in a wide range of fields. This is both a study of the Order set in the context of British social and cultural history, and the current debate on the British honors system. It provides a full listing of members past and present with biographical details on each, including commentary on their positions and reputations. It also covers those who refused the Order and those who might have been considered.

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Stanley Martin served in HM Diplomatic Service and is a distinguished writer and lecturer on the Diplomatic Service and Protocol. He is an Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen and Protocol Consultant at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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