Sir Thomas Wale (1303 – 26 October 1352) was an English soldier and founder Knight of the Garter.
He was born, probably in Weedon Pinkney, Northamptonshire, to Sir Thomas Wale and his wife Lucy, Lady of the Manor of Weedon Pinkney.
In 1339 he fought in Flanders under King Edward III and in 1342 fought under William De Bohun, Earl of Northampton, in a military expedition to Brittany. In 1344 he was fighting overseas with Richard, Earl of Arundel.
In 1348 he was invested, with 23 other knights, into the new Order of the Garter established by Edward III and was allocated stall 18 in the home of the order, St George's Chapel, Windsor.
The Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III in 1348 and regarded as the most prestigious British order of chivalry in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint.
He died in Gascony in 1352. He had married Nichola but left no children.
Thomas Holland, 2nd Baron Holand, and jure uxoris1st Earl of Kent, KG was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years' War.
Sir Anthony St Leger, KG, of Ulcombe and Leeds Castle in Kent, was an English politician and Lord Deputy of Ireland during the Tudor period.
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III.
John Stafford, 1st Earl of WiltshireKG, KB was an English nobleman, the youngest son of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham. In 1461 he was appointed Knight of the Order of the Bath.
Reginald de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham, KG (c.1295–1361) was a medieval English knight and diplomat.
Sir James Audley KG was one of the original knights, or founders, of the Order of the Garter. He was the eldest son of Sir James Audley of Stratton Audley in Oxfordshire.
The Military Knights of Windsor, originally the Alms Knights and informally the Poor Knights, are retired military officers who receive a pension and accommodation at Windsor Castle, and who provide support for the Order of the Garter and for the services of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. They are commanded by a senior retired officer as Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor.
Robert de Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk, KG was an English peer. He was created Earl of Suffolk in 1337.
Alice Holland, Countess of Kent, LG, formerly Lady Alice Fitzalan, was an English noblewoman, a daughter of the 10th Earl of Arundel, and the wife of the 2nd Earl of Kent, the half-brother of King Richard II. As the maternal grandmother of Anne de Mortimer, she was an ancestor of King Edward IV and King Richard III, as well as King Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty through her daughter Margaret Holland. She was also the maternal grandmother of Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots.
St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, is a chapel designed in the high-medieval Gothic style. It is both a Royal Peculiar, a church under the direct jurisdiction of the monarch, and the Chapel of the Order of the Garter. Seating approximately 800, it is located in the Lower Ward of the castle.
Thomas Ughtred, 1st Baron Ughtred, KG was an English soldier and politician. The eldest son and heir of Robert Ughtred, lord of the manor of Scarborough, Kilnwick Percy, Monkton Moor, and other places in Yorkshire. He was born in 1292, being eighteen years of age at his father's death, before 24 May 1310. During a distinguished career he was knighted in 1324, made a Knight banneret in 1337, a Knight of the garter between 15 May 1358 and 1360, and summoned to parliament as Baron Ughtred on 30 April 1344.
Sir Hugh Courtenay, KG, was the eldest son and heir apparent of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon (1303–1377), whom he predeceased, and was a founding member of the Order of the Garter.
Sir Otho Holand was an English soldier and a founder Knight of the Garter. He was alternatively called Otes or Eton Holand or Holland.
Sir Sanchet D'Abrichecourt (c.1330–c.1360) was a French knight and a founder Knight of the Garter. His surname was alternatively spelt D'Abridgecourt, Dabridgcourt, Dabrichecourt or Aubréciourt and derived from the Hainault town of Auberchicourt.
The Bruges Garter Book is a 15th-century illuminated manuscript containing portraits of the founder knights of the Order of the Garter. It was made to the order of William Bruges, Garter King of Arms, and constitutes the first armorial covering members of the Order. It has been held since 1883 by the British Library in London under catalogue reference Stowe 594, indicating its former existence within the Library of the Dukes of Buckingham at Stowe House.
Garter stall plates are small enamelled brass plates located in St George's Chapel displaying the names and arms of the Knights of the Garter. Each knight is allotted a stall in St George's Chapel and the stall plate is affixed to his personal stall. His successor knight in that stall adds his own stall plate and thus a fairly complete series of stall plates survives for the successive occupants of each stall. Many other ancient European Orders of Chivalry use similar stall plates in the home church or other building of their order.
Sir William de Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, 4th Baron Montagu, King of Mann, KG was an English nobleman and commander in the English army during King Edward III's French campaigns in the Hundred Years War. He was one of the Founder Knights of the Order of the Garter.
Sir John Savage, KG (1444–1492), of Cheshire landed gentry, was a noted English military commander of the late 15th-century, who fought at the Battle of Bosworth Field, before being killed on active service in France.