Knighthood and Orders of Chivalry

Under construction.

The following pages deal with knights and knighthood, as well as the related concept of order of knighthood, both in its original form as a medieval institution, and its modern form as an award of merit. See the introduction for a development of these distinctions.


  • General Introduction to Knights and Knighthood
  • Women and Knighthood in the Middle Ages
  • History of the Orders of Knighthood: a Survey
  • Specific Orders:
  • Bibliography

    Other Resources on the Web

  • Page on Chivalric Orders by Guy Stair Sainty, the most complete site on the subject (under construction.)
  • Orders of the World: a listing of existing and extinct orders of chivalry and merit, by country (under construction).
  • Official Web Page of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • A page of links related to the Order of Malta from the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard.
  • The Orders of Chivalry Web Site, currently contains articles the British Orders of Chivalry, the Orders of St John (the Sovereign Order of Malta and on the four non-Catholic Orders of St John known as the Alliance Orders), the Order of St Lazarus, and the Order of St Stanislas.
  • Return to the Main Heraldry Page.

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