Here is a rarely-seen image of Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, in the Garter procession. He is on the far right while Henry VIII brings up the rear. Fitzroy’s red hair can be seen beneath his red and gold cap. The image dates from around 1534.
EDWARD "THE BLACK PRINCE" Plantagenet of Wales 1330-1376. He became the first Knight of the Garter. Edward was raised with his cousin Joan. He gained papal permission and absolution for this marriage to a blood-relative. 23rd Great Grand Father
Tudor Era Tailor Elizabeth I. decreed in 1566, as to a 'hierarchy in fabric'. 1) No one under the degree of baron or knight of the garter shall wear any woollen cloth made out of this realm, except in bonnets only. 2) No one under the degree of a baron’s son or knight, except that he have a clear £200 a year shall wear any velvet in his gown or coat or any embroidery or pricking with gold, silver, or silk on his apparel or horse-trappings . Read more...
1724, Charles (1701–1750), 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, became a Freemason in 1724 and was made Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, one of two governing bodies of Freemasonry in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, in the same year. In this portrait he is wearing the sash and breast star for a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG), the highest chivalric order in the United Kingdom.