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Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Francis Ronalds

Sir Francis Ronalds
Portrait of English inventor, Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873), inventor of the electric telegraph in 1816. He fitted his garden in Hammersmith with an electric telegraph but was refused when he

Background imageKnighted Collection: Drake Knighted / 1581 / Col

Drake Knighted / 1581 / Col
Queen Elizabeth I knights Francis Drake on his ship, Golden Hind, after his round the world voyage

Background imageKnighted Collection: King James I knights a tasty loin of beef - Arise Sir Loin

King James I knights a tasty loin of beef - Arise Sir Loin
King James I knights a tasty loin of beef at Hoghton Tower, near Preston, Lancashire, in 1617. Historians are somewhat unsurpringly divided as to the likelihood and validity of this tale

Background imageKnighted Collection: Thurland Castle

Thurland Castle, Lancashire, England, dates from 1402, when Sir Thomas Tunstall, knighted by King Henry V at Agincourt, was given a licence to crenellate his manor house. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir William De LA More

Sir William De LA More
SIR WILLIAM DE LA MORE soldier in the service of the Black Prince during his campaign in France, knighted on the field of Poitiers, Date: FLOURISHED 1356

Background imageKnighted Collection: Victoria Knights Morris

Victoria Knights Morris
After unveiling a statue of Prince Albert, donated by the people of Wolverhampton, Queen Victoria knighted the Mayor, John Morris, in recognition of his warm welcome

Background imageKnighted Collection: Lieutenant (Sir) Ernest Shackleton

Lieutenant (Sir) Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), Antarctic explorer. In the year this photograph was taken he and three companions established a record for reaching the farthest southern point

Background imageKnighted Collection: Thorpe Hall, Louth, Lincolnshire

Thorpe Hall, Louth, Lincolnshire - built in 1584 for Sir John Bolle who was knighted for his military exploits during the Capture of Cadiz in 1596 - an event during the Anglo-Spanish War

Background imageKnighted Collection: King Edward III knighting his son, Edward the Black Prince, in Normandy, France

King Edward III knighting his son, Edward the Black Prince, in Normandy, France, during the Crecy campaign of 1346. Date: 1346

Background imageKnighted Collection: Memorial to Belgian pilot Willy Coppens, Klerken, Belgium

Memorial to Belgian pilot Willy Coppens, Klerken, Belgium
The small memorial to Heldhaftig Piloot Willy Coppens is in the Willy Coppens Plein in Klerken. He was Belgians leading fighter ace and, like American Frank Luke

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852-1917) - English actor and theatre manager. He founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1904 and was knighted, for his contributions to theatre

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Donald Currie (1825 - 1909), Scottish shipowner, politician and philanthropist

Sir Donald Currie (1825 - 1909), Scottish shipowner, politician and philanthropist, founded the Castle line in 1862, running clippers to India

Background imageKnighted Collection: Francis Drake knighted in Deptford by Queen Elizabeth I

Francis Drake knighted in Deptford by Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth knights Francis Drake on board his ship, the Golden Hind at Deptford, after his voyage round the world. Date: 4th April 1581

Background imageKnighted Collection: Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I

Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I on board his ship, the Golden Hind, in April 1581, not long after his circumnavigation of the world. 1581

Background imageKnighted Collection: Joseph Swan

Joseph Swan
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (1828-1914), English chemist, inventor and industrialist. As well as inventing the dry plate photographic process

Background imageKnighted Collection: Queen Victoria at the Liverpool Exhibition Knight the Mayor

Queen Victoria at the Liverpool Exhibition Knight the Mayor
Queen Victoria knighting the Mayor of Liverpool on the Dais in the Central Gallery, during her visit to the city for the Liverpool Exhibition in 1886. Date: 1886

Background imageKnighted Collection: Giovanni Biondi

Giovanni Biondi
Sir GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BIONDI Venetian writer of romances and history, knighted for his services to the English court. Date: 1572 - 1644

Background imageKnighted Collection: Cork Mayor Knighted

Cork Mayor Knighted
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland confers knighthood on the Mayor of Cork Date: 1859

Background imageKnighted Collection: The Sire of Longueval knighting Roland

The Sire of Longueval knighting Roland
Roland knighted by the Sire of Longueval Date: 8th Century

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Richard Tangye

Sir Richard Tangye
Sir Richard Trevithick Tangye, civil engineer and industrialist, manufacturer of engines and other heavy equipment. Seen here in the late 1850s with the Great Eastern steamship before its launch to

Background imageKnighted Collection: William Walworth - 1

William Walworth - 1
SIR WILLIAM WALWORTH wealthy fishmonger, lord mayor of London, slayer of political radical Wat Tyler, for which noble deed he was knighted. Date: ? - 1385

Background imageKnighted Collection: William Walworth - 2

William Walworth - 2
SIR WILLIAM WALWORTH wealthy fishmonger, lord mayor of London, slayer of political radical Wat Tyler, for which noble deed he was knighted. Date: ? - 1385

Background imageKnighted Collection: Theatrical Lodging House Keeper on Henry Irving

Theatrical Lodging House Keeper on Henry Irving
Theatrical Lodging House Keeper: " Yes, I m glad they ve knighted Enery Irving. You see, its a compliment to the perfession which reflecs equal honner on us hall." Date: 1895

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Rhys Ab Thomas

Sir Rhys Ab Thomas
SIR RHYS AB THOMAS (or Fitzurien) - valiant Welsh supporter of the future Henry VII against Richard III, knighted on the battlefield of Bosworth. Date: 1451 - 1527

Background imageKnighted Collection: Black Prince Knighted

Black Prince Knighted
EDWARD, BLACK PRINCE OF WALES The eldest son of Edward III is made a Knight of the Garter. Date: 1330 - 1376

Background imageKnighted Collection: Mr John Kelk(1816-86)

Mr John Kelk(1816-86)
Mr John Kelk(later knighted), one of the contactors in the responsible for the erection of the 1862 International exhibition building

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir William Waldron and Sir John Laurie outside Buckingham P

Sir William Waldron and Sir John Laurie outside Buckingham P
Photograph showing Colonel Sir William Waldron and Lt.-Colonel Sir John Laurie, the two retiring Sheriffs of the City of London, leaving Buckingham Palace after being knighted, London, 1936

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594)

Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594)
Engraving of Sir Martin Frobisher (c.1535-1594), Elizabethan explorer and seafarer. He was knighted in 1588 for his action against the Spanish Armada as Captain of the Triumph

Background imageKnighted Collection: Philip Sidney

Philip Sidney
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY poet and soldier Knighted in 1580

Background imageKnighted Collection: Drake Knighted / 1581 / Mono

Drake Knighted / 1581 / Mono
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE Queen Elizabeth knighting Drake on board his ship, the Golden Hind, at Deptford on 4 April 1581 after his round- the-world voyage

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Joseph Lyons, caterer, Chairman of J Lyons & Co

Sir Joseph Lyons, caterer, Chairman of J Lyons & Co
Sir Joseph Lyons (1847-1917), caterer, Chairman of J Lyons & Co from 1887 until the year he died. He was knighted in 1911

Background imageKnighted Collection: Francois I Knighted

Francois I Knighted
After defeating the Swiss at the battle of Marignano, Francois I is knighted at the hands of the Chevalier Bayard

Background imageKnighted Collection: Ceylon Governor Knighted

Ceylon Governor Knighted
Edward, Prince of Wales, confers knighthood on the Governor of Ceylon

Background imageKnighted Collection: Roland Knighted

Roland Knighted
The French hero Roland is knighted by the Sire de Longueval

Background imageKnighted Collection: Francis Drake Knighted

Francis Drake Knighted
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE English admiral knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Deptford on 4 April 1581, on board his ship, Golden Hind after his round the world voyage

Background imageKnighted Collection: Norman Conquest 6 of 16

Norman Conquest 6 of 16
Conan surrenders : Harold is knighted by William; they ride together to Bayeux where Harold, touching reliquaries, swears fealty to William, then he returns to England

Background imageKnighted Collection: Sir Henry Cole, English civil servant and administrator

Sir Henry Cole, English civil servant and administrator
Sir Henry Cole, English civil servant and inventor. He used a pseudonym, Felix Summerly, for design work and childrens books


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