The Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck (c.1390-c.1441), 1430-3
Gothic Art. Belgium. 15th Century. The Ghent Altarpiece, also known as The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb or The Lamb of God. Early Flemish polyptych panel painting. Commisioned from Hubert van Eyck (1385/90-1426) and executed by his brother Jan van Eyck (c.1390-c.1441), 1430-32. Open view. Detail. Lower left panel. Just Judges and the Knights of Christ. Oil on oak. Saint Bavo Cathedral. Ghent.
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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. A number of legends claim the naming of the 'sirloin' cut from it being 'knighted' by a monarch, although it is variously ascribed to Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James I. According to the Lancashire tradition, James I drew his short sword and told the Hoghton Tower pages to bring the beef to him. They went down on their knees and the king said "Arise, Sir Loin." Date: 1617
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Cartoon, Sir Michael Costa and Sir Julius Benedict
Cartoon -- Benefit Knights. They are (left) Sir Michael Andrew Angus Costa (1808-1884), an Italian-born conductor and composer, and (right) Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885), a German-born composer and conductor, both active in the London music scene.
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