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Order of the Garter

St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle has been the home of the Most Holy Order of the Garter since King Edward III of England founded the Order in 1348 as "a society, fellowship and college of knights." It is now the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the British honours system.

In conscious imitation of King Arthur's Round Table, the Order always has 26 official Knights of the Garter, including the sovereign, and each is assigned a seat in the choir of the Chapel; each knight's coat of arms is displayed on a flag hanging over that seat. Women are now admitted to the Order, as are a few non-Christian foreign heads of state. Since 1786 there have also been extra ("supernumerary") knights, not counted in the 26, to include certain ex officio personages, such as all the sons of the sovereign.

As with the other orders of chivalry, the sovereign fills vacancies in the membership by naming persons who have performed some note-worthy service for the nation. Knights have the right to wear (on the left leg) "the Garter," the buckled blue strap with the Order's motto, Honi soit qui mal y pense ('Shame on him who thinks evil of it'), and to use the letters "K.G." after their names.

The Original 26 Knights of the Garter (1348)

  1. Edward, the Black Prince, Prince of Wales (1330-1376)
  2. Henry of Grosmont, Duke of Lancaster, Admiral of the Fleet and Steward of England (1300-1361)
  3. Thomas Beauchamp, 3rd Earl of Warwick, Marshal of England (1314-1369)
  4. Jean de Grailly, Captal de Buch (d.1377)
  5. Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford (1301-1372)
  6. William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (1328-1397)
  7. Rogert Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March (1328-1360)
  8. Sir John de Lisle, later 1st Lord Lisle de Rougemont
  9. Sir Bartholmew Burghersh
  10. Sir John Beauchamp, later 1st Lord Beauchamp de Warwick
  11. John Mohun, 2nd Lord Mohun
  12. Sir Hugh Courtenay
  13. Sir Thomas Holland, afterwards 1st Earl of Kent
  14. Sir John Grey
  15. Sir Richard Fitz-Simon
  16. Sir Miles Stapleton
  17. Sir Thomas Wale
  18. Sir Hugh Wrottesley
  19. Sir Male Loryng
  20. Sir John Chandos
  21. Sir James Audley
  22. Sir Otho Holland
  23. Sir Henry Earn
  24. Sir Sanchet d'Abrichecourt
  25. Sir Walter Paveley

Other Famous Knights of the Garter

  • Lionel of Antwerp, later Duke of Clarence, 3rd son of King Edward III (1360)
  • John of Gaunt, later Duke of Lancaster, 4th son of King Edward III (1360)
  • Edmund of Langley, later Duke of York, 5th son of King Edward III (1360)
  • Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford (1365)
  • Enguerrand VII de Coucy, Earl of Bedford (1365), son-in-law of King Edward III, protagonist of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror
  • Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland[?] (1366)
  • John V, Duke of Brittany (1375)
  • Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, stepson of the Black Prince (1376)
  • Sir Thomas Percy, afterwards Earl of Worcester, brother of the Earl of Northumberland
  • Richard of Bordeaux, Prince of Wales, afterwards King, son of the Black Prince (1376)
  • Henry of Bolingbroke, Earl of Derby, afterwards King, son of John of Gaunt (1377)
  • Thomas of Woodstock, afterwards Duke of Gloucester, 6th son of Edward III
  • John Holland, Earl of Huntingdon, afterwards 1st Duke of Exeter, half-brother of King Richard II (1381)
  • Thomas de Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham, afterwards 1st Duke of Norfolk, Earl-Marshal (1383)
  • Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford and Duke of Ireland, favorite of King Richard II (1384)
  • Richard Fitzalan, 4th Earl of Arundel, Admiral of the West and South (1386)
  • Edward of Norwich, Earl of Rutland, later Duke of Aumerle and then of York, son of Edmund of Langley (1387)
  • Sir Henry Percy, called "Hotspur", son of the Earl of Northumberland (1388)
  • Thomas le Despencer, 6th Lord Despencer, afterwards Earl of Gloucester (1388)
  • William, Duke of Gelders and Jülich (1390)
  • William VI, Count of Holland and Hainault, Duke of Bavaria (1390)
  • William le Scrope, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Lord Treasurer (1394)
  • Sir John Beaufort, afterwards 1st Earl of Somerset, illegitimate son of John of Gaunt (1396)
  • Thomas Holland, 3rd Earl of Kent, later Duke of Surrey, nephew of King Richard II (1397)
  • Albert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, nephew of Edward III (1397)
  • Henry of Monmouth, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry IV, afterwards King (1399)
  • Thomas of Lancaster[?], 2nd son of King Henry IV (1399)
  • John of Lancaster, 3rd son of King Henry IV (1399)
  • Humphrey of Lancaster, 4th son of King Henry IV (1399)
  • Sir Thomas Beaufort, later Earl of Dorset and Duke of Exeter, half-brother of King Henry IV (1400)
  • Richard Beauchamp, 5th Earl of Warwick (140))
  • John of Aviz, King of Portugal, brother-in-law of King Henry IV (1400)
  • Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford, Lord High Constable (1402)
  • Ralph Nevill, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1402)
  • Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (1403)
  • Eric VII, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, son-in-law of King Henry IV (1404)
  • Thomas de Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, commander at the English siege of Orleans (1414)
  • John Holland, Earl of Huntingdon, later 3rd Duke of Exeter, brother-in-law of King Henry IV (1415)
  • Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford (1415)
  • Emperor Sigismund (1415)
  • John de Mowbray, Earl Marshal, afterwards 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1421)
  • William de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk, later 1st Duke of Suffolk (1421)
  • Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (1422, but declined the honor)
  • John Talbot, 7th Lord Talbot, later 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1424)
  • Sir John Fastolf (1426)
  • Peter, Duke of Coimbra, third son of King John I of Portugal (1427)
  • Humphrey Stafford, 6th Earl of Stafford, later 1st Duke of Buckingham (1429)
  • John Fitzalan, 7th Earl of Arundel (1432)
  • Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, grandson of Edmund of Langley (1433)
  • Edward, King of Portugal, nephew of King Henry IV (1435)
  • Edmund Beaufort, afterwards 2nd Duke of Somerset, Constable of England, Regent of France (1436)
  • Richard Nevill, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Lord Chancellor (1438)
  • Albert, Duke of Austria, later Emperor (1438, but never installed)
  • Gaston de Foix, Captal de Buch (1438)
  • John Beaufort, 3rd Earl of Somerset, afterwards 1st Duke of Somerset (1439), the grandfather of King Henry VII (1439)
  • Henry, Duke of Viseu, "Prince Henry the Navigator", 4th son of King John I of Portugal (1442)
  • Sir John Beauchamp, afterwards 1st Lord Beauchamp of Powyk, Lord Treasurer
  • King Alfonso V of Portugal (1447)
  • King Alfonso V of Aragon and Naples (1450)
  • William, Duke of Brunswick (1450, never installed)
  • King Casimir IV of Poland (1450, never installed)
  • Richard Wydville, 1st Lord Rivers, afterwards 1st Earl Rivers, Lord High Constable, Treasurer of the Exchequer, father-in-law of King Edward IV (1450)
  • John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk (1451)
  • Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (1451)
  • Thomas, 1st Lord Stanley, Chief Governor of Ireland (1457)
  • Emperor Frederick III (1457, never installed)
  • Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, later Duke of Bedford, half-brother of Henry VI and uncle of Henry VII (1459)
  • Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, "Warwick the Kingmaker" (1461)
  • George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence[?], brother of King Edward IV (1461)
  • John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester, Constable of England (1461)
  • John Nevill, Lord Montagu, brother of Warwick (1461)
  • William Herbert, Lord Herbert, afterwards 1st Earl of Pembroke (1461)
  • King Ferrante I of Naples (1463)
  • Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan[?] (1462)
  • James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas (1462)
  • Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, brother of King Edward IV (1465)
  • Anthony Wydville, Lord Scales, afterwards 2nd Earl Rivers, brother of Queen Elizabeth (1466)
  • Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, brother-in-law of King Edward IV (1468)
  • William Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel (1471)
  • John de Mowbray, 5th Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal (1472)
  • John Stafford, Earl of Wiltshire, son of the 1st Duke of Buckingham (1472)
  • Walter Blount, 1st Lord Mountjoy, Lord High Treasurer (1472)
  • John Howard, afterwards 1st Duke of Norfolk (1472)
  • John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, brother-in-law of King Edward IV (1472)
  • Thomas Arundel, Lord Maltravers, afterwards 10th Earl of Arundel (1474)
  • Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth (1474)
  • Federigo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino (1474)
  • Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland (1474)
  • Edward, Prince of Wales, son of King Edward IV, afterwards King (1475)
  • Richard, Duke of York, younger son of King Edward IV (1475)
  • Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, stepson of King Edward IV (1476)
  • King Ferdinand V of Castile (1480, never installed)
  • Ercole d'Este, Duke of Modena and Ferrara (1480)
  • King John II of Portugal (1482, never installed, again in 1488)
  • Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, afterwards 2nd Duke of Norfolk (1483)
  • Sir Richard Radcliffe (1483)
  • Thomas Stanley, 2nd Lord Stanley, afterwards 1st Earl of Derby (1483)
  • Sir Richard Tunstall (1484)
  • John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, Lancastrian commander at the Battle of Bosworth Field (1486)
  • Sir William Stanley, son of the Earl of Derby (1487)
  • George Stanley, 9th Lord Strange (1487)
  • George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (1488)
  • John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles, uncle of King Henry VII (1488)
  • Maximilian, King of the Romans, afterwards Emperor (1490)
  • Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VII (1491)
  • Edward Courtenay, 1st Earl of Devon (1494)
  • Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, afterwards King of Naples (1493)
  • John, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1493, never installed)
  • Sir Edward Poynings (1493)
  • Henry Tudor, Duke of York, younger son of King Henry VII, afterwards King (1495)
  • Henry Algernon Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland (1495)
  • Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (1495)
  • Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, illegitimate son of the 3rd Duke of Somerset (1496)
  • Edmund de la Pole, 8th Earl of Suffolk, nephew of Edward IV and Richard III (1496)
  • Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex (1496)
  • Sir Thomas Lovell, Speaker of the Commons (1498)
  • Sir Richard Pole (1499)
  • Sir Reginald Bray (1500)
  • Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset (1501)
  • Philip the Fair, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, son of the Emperor, afterwards King Philip I of Castile (1503)
  • Gerald FitzGerald, 8th Earl of Kildare (1505)
  • Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino (1504)
  • Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent (1505)
  • Lord Henry Stafford, brother of the Duke of Buckingham (1505)
  • Charles of Ghent, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, afterwards King of Castile and Emperor (1508)
  • King Manuel I of Portugal (1510)
  • Sir Thomas Howard, afterwards 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1510)
  • Sir Charles Brandon, afterwards Duke of Suffolk, married Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII (1513)
  • Giuliano de Medici, Duc de Nemours, brother of Pope Leo X (1514, never installed)
  • Sir Edward Stanley, younger son of the 1st Earl of Derby (1514)
  • Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter (1521)
  • Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, brother of the Emperor, afterwards King of Hungary and Bohemia and Emperor (1524)
  • Sir Thomas Boleyn, father of Queen Anne Boleyn (1523)
  • Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle, natural son of King Edward IV (1525)
  • William Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel (1525)
  • Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland (1525)
  • Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, natural son of King Henry VIII (1525)
  • Ralph Nevill, 4th Earl of Westmorland (1525)
  • King Francis I of France (1527)
  • John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford (1527)
  • Henry Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (1531)
  • Anne de Montmorency[?], Constable of France (1533)
  • James V, King of Scots, nephew of King Henry VIII (1535)
  • Sir Nicholas Carew (1536)
  • Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland (1537)
  • Thomas Cromwell, afterwards Earl of Essex (1537)
  • Sir John Russell, afterwards 1st Earl of Bedford, Lord High Admiral, Lord Privy Seal (1539)
  • Thomas Audley, Lord Audley, Lord Chancellor (1540)
  • Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, afterwards Duke of Somerset, uncle of the Prince of Wales (1541)
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, son of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, a noted poet (1541)
  • John Dudley, 7th Viscount Lisle[?], afterwards Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral, father in law of Lady Jane Grey and chief adviser in the later years of Edward VI (1543)
  • William Paulet, Lord St. John of Basing, afterwards 1st Marquess of Winchester, Lord High Treasurer (1543)
  • William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, brother-in-law of King Henry VIII (1543)
  • Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel (1544)
  • Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury (1545)
  • Thomas Wriothesley, Lord Wriothesley, afterwards 1st Earl of Southampton, Lord Chancellor (1545)
  • Henry Grey, 3rd Marquess of Dorset[?], afterwards Duke of Suffolk, father of Lady Jane Grey (1547)
  • Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby (1547)
  • Thomas Seymour, Lord Seymour of Sudeley, brother of Somerset, 3rd husband of Queen Catherine Parr (1547)
  • Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntingdon (1549)
  • Sir William Herbert, afterwards 1st Earl of Pembroke (1549)
  • King Henry II of France (1551)
  • Edward Clinton, 9th Lord Clinton, afterwards 1st Earl of Lincoln, Lord High Admiral (1551)
  • Henry Nevill, 5th Earl of Westmorland (1553)
  • King Philip of Naples, son of the Emperor, husband of Queen Mary I (1554)
  • Henry Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Sussex (1554)
  • Duke Emanuel Philibert of Savoy[?], Spanish governor of the Netherlands (1555)
  • William Howard, 1st Lord Howard of Effingham, Lord High Admiral (1554)
  • Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex (1558)
  • Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (1559)
  • Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (1559)
  • Sir Robert Dudley, afterwards 1st Earl of Leicester, son of the Duke of Northumberland and a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I (1559)
  • Duke Adolphus of Holstein (1560)
  • George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, custodian of Mary, Queen of Scots (1561)
  • Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland (1563)
  • Ambrose Dudley, 2nd Earl of Warwick, brother of Leicester (1563)
  • Sir Henry Sidney, father of Sir Philip Sidney (1564)
  • King Charles IX of France (1566)
  • Emperor Maximilian II (1568)
  • Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, custodian of Mary, Queen of Scots (1570)
  • William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester (1570)
  • François, Duc de Montmorency, son of the Constable Montmorency (1572)
  • Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex (1572)
  • William Cecil, 1st Lord Burghley, Lord High Treasurer and Chief Minister of Elizabeth I (1572)
  • Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby (1574)
  • Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, brother-in-law to Sir Philip Sidney (1574)
  • King Henry III of France (1575)
  • Charles Howard, 2nd Lord Howard of Effingham, afterwards Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral (1575)
  • Emperor Rudolf II (1578)
  • King Frederick II of Denmark (1582)
  • John Casimir, Count Palatine of Simmern (1582)
  • Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland (1585)
  • Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1588)
  • Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond (1588)
  • Henry Radclyffe, 4th Earl of Sussex (1589)
  • Thomas Sackville, 1st Lord Buckhurst, afterwards 1st Earl of Dorset, Lord High Treasurer (1589)
  • King Henry IV of France (1590)
  • King James VI of Scotland, afterwards King (1590)
  • Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (1592)
  • George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, mathematician (1592)
  • Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1593)
  • Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester (1593)
  • Sir Francis Knollys, 1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth (1593)
  • Duke Frederick of Württemberg (1597)
  • Thomas Howard, 1st Lord Howard de Walden, afterwards 1st Earl of Suffolk (1597)
  • George Carey, 2nd Lord Hunsdon, 1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth (1597)
  • Charles Blount, 8th Lord Mountjoy, afterwards 1st Earl of Devonshire (1597)
  • Robert Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Sussex (1599)
  • William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (1601)
  • Thomas Cecil, 2nd Lord Burghley, afterwards 1st Earl of Exeter (1601)
  • Henry Frederick Stuart, Duke of Rothesay, eldest son of the King of Scots (1603)
  • King Christian IV of Denmark, brother-in-law of King James I (1603)
  • Ludovick Stuart, 2nd Duke of Lennox (1603)
  • John Erskine, 2nd Earl of Mar (1603)
  • William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (1603)
  • Duke Ulric of Schleswig-Holstein, son of King Christian IV (1605)
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, Lord Privy Seal (1605)
  • Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury[?], 2nd son of Lord Burghley, chief minister of James I (1608)
  • Philip Herbert, 1st Earl of Montgomery, afterwards 4th Earl of Pembroke (1605)
  • Charles, Duke of York, 2nd son of King James I, afterwards King (1611)
  • Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel and Surrey, afterwards 1st Earl of Norfolk (1611)
  • Robert Kerr, Viscount Rochester, afterwards 1st Earl of Somerset, favorite of King James I (1611)
  • Frederick V, Elector Palatine, afterwards King of Bohemia, son in law of King James (1612)
  • Maurice of Nassau, later Prince of Orange (1613)
  • Francis Manners, 6th Earl of Rutland (1616)
  • Sir George Villiers, afterwards 1st Duke of Buckingham, favorite of James I and Charles I (1616)
  • Robert Sidney, Viscount Lisle, later 1st Earl of Leicester (1616)
  • James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (1623)
  • Esmé Stuart, 3rd Duke of Lennox (1624)
  • Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, the "Mad Halberstadter" (1625)
  • William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (1625)
  • James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle (1625)
  • Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset (1625)
  • Henry Rich, Earl of Holland (1625)
  • Thomas Howard, Viscount Andover, later 1st Earl of Berkshire (1625)
  • Claude de Lorraine, Duc de Chevreuse (1625)
  • King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1628)
  • Henry Frederick, Prince of Orange (1628)
  • Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (1628)
  • Richard Weston, later 1st Earl of Portland, Lord High Treasurer (1630)
  • William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter (1630)
  • James Hamilton, 3rd Marquess of Hamilton, later 1st Duke of Hamilton (1630)
  • Charles Ludovic, Elector Palatine, nephew of King Charles I (1633)
  • James Stuart, 4th Duke of Lennox (1633)
  • William Douglas, 8th Earl of Morton (1633)
  • Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral (1635)
  • Charles, Duke of Cornwall, eldest son of King Charles I, afterwards King (1638)
  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford[?], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1640)
  • James, Duke of York, younger son of the King (1645)
  • Prince Rupert[?], Count Palatine of Simmern, nephew of King Charles I (1645)
  • William II, Prince of Orange, son-in-law of King Charles I
  • Maurice, Count Palatine of Simmern, nephew of King Charles I(1649, never installed)
  • William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, killed at the Battle of Worcester (1650, never installed)
  • James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrise (1650, never installed)
  • James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby (1650, never installed)
  • Henry, Duke of Gloucester, brother of King Charles II (1653, never installed)
  • James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde, later 1st Duke of Ormonde (1661)
  • Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, nephew of King Charles I (1661)
  • George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1661)
  • Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, Lord High Treasurer (1661)
  • William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1661)
  • William III, Prince of Orange, nephew of King Charles II (1661)
  • Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, the "Great Elector" (1661)
  • George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1661)
  • Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich (1661)
  • Aubrey de Vere, 20th and last Earl of Oxford (1661)
  • Charles Stuart, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1661)
  • Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, noted parliamentarian in the civil war (1661)
  • King Christian V of Denmark (1663)
  • James Scott, Duke of Monmouth[?], natural son of King Charles II (1663)
  • James Stuart, Duke of Cambridge, son of the Duke of York (1666, never installed)
  • King Charles XI of Sweden (1671)
  • Elector John George II of Saxony (1671)
  • Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (1671)
  • John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (1672)
  • Henry Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Worcester, later Duke of Beaufort (1672)
  • William Russel, 5th Earl of Bedford, later 1st Duke of Bedford (1672)
  • Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1672)
  • Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory (1672)
  • Charles Fitzroy, Earl of Southampton, later Duke of Cleveland and Southampton, natural son of King Charles II (1673)
  • John Sheffield, 3rd Earl of Mulgrave, later Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1674)
  • Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1677)
  • Thomas Osborne, 1st Earl of Danby[?], later Duke of Leeds, Lord High Treasurer and chief minister of Charles II (1677)
  • Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton, natural son of King Charles II (1680)
  • James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (1680)
  • Charles II, Elector Palatine (1680)
  • Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, natural son of King Charles II (1681)
  • William Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Hamilton (1682)
  • Prince George of Denmark[?], son-in-law of the Duke of York (1684)
  • Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (1684)
  • George Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, natural son of King Charles II (1684)
  • Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk (1685)
  • Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester[?], son of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Treasurer (1685)
  • Louis de Duras, 2nd Earl of Feversham, Marquis de Blanquefort in France, nephew of Marshal Turenne (1685)
  • Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland[?], Secretary of State and Lord President (1687)
  • James Fitzjames, 1st Duke of Berwick, natural son of King James II (1688, never installed)
  • James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1689)
  • Frederic Herman, 1st Duke of Schomberg[?] (1689)
  • William Cavendish, 4th Earl of Devonshire, later 1st Duke of Devonshire (1689)
  • Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg, later King Frederick I of Prussia (1694)
  • George William, Duke of Brunswick-Celle, father-in-law of King George I (1694)
  • Elector John George IV of Saxony (1693)
  • Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (1692)
  • Charles Talbot, 12th Earl of Shrewsbury[?], later 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord High Treasurer (1694)
  • William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Prince George and Princess Anne (1696)
  • William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland[?], favorite of King William III (1697)
  • John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1698)
  • Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke and 5th Earl of Montgomery, Lord High Admiral, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1700
  • Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle (1700)
  • Elector George Louis of Hanover (1703)
  • James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry (1701)
  • Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford (1702)
  • John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1703)
  • Meinhard de Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg and 1st Duke of Leinster (1703)
  • Sidney Godolphin[?], Lord Godolphin, later 1st Earl of Godolphin, Lord High Treasurer (1704)
  • Electoral Prince George Augustus of Hanover, Duke of Cambridge (1710)
  • William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire, Lord President (1710)
  • John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll (1710)
  • Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort (1713)
  • James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton and 1st Duke of Brandon (1712)
  • Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent (1713)
  • John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett, First Lord of the Treasury (1713)
  • Robert Harley[?], 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, Lord High Treasurer (1713)
  • Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton (1714)
  • John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland (1714)
  • Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 7th Earl of Dorset, later 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1714)
  • Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, First Lord of the Treasury (1714)
  • Prince Frederick Lewis, eldest son of the Prince of Wales (1718)
  • Ernest Augustus of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Duke of York and Albany, Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück, brother of King George I (1718)
  • Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St. Albans, natural son of King Charles II and Nell Gwynn[?]
  • John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1718)
  • Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle[?], later Prime Minister (1718)
  • Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, Lord Privy Seal, Lord President (1719)
  • Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland[?], First Lord of the Treasury (1720)
  • Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1721)
  • Charles Paulet, 3rd Duke of Bolton (1722)
  • John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland (1722)
  • John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburghe (1722)
  • Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, Secretary of State (1724)
  • Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1726)
  • Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister (1726)
  • William, Duke of Cumberland[?], 2nd son of King George II (1730)
  • Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, notable man of letters and politician (1730)
  • William IV, Prince of Orange, son-in-law of King George II (1733)
  • William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (1733)
  • Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, First Lord of the Treasury (1733)
  • Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, son-in-law of King George II (1750)
  • Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of Saint Albans (1741)
  • Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (1741)
  • Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull (1741)
  • William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland (1741)
  • Duke Frederick III of Saxe-Gotha, brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales (1750)
  • Duke John Adolphus of Saxe-Weissenfels (1746, never installed)
  • Prince George William Frederick, eldest son of the Prince of Wales (1750)
  • Charles William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1750)
  • Thomas Osborne, 4th Duke of Leeds (1750)
  • John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, Lord Privy Seal, Lord President (1750)
  • William Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (1750)
  • John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, leading minister from 1742 to 1744 (1750)
  • Prince Edward Augustus, 2nd son of Frederick, Prince of Wales (1752)
  • William V, Prince of Orange, grandson of King George II (1752)
  • William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, First Lord of The Treasury (1757)
  • Hugh Smithson, afterwards Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, later 1st Duke of Northumberland, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1757)
  • Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Earl of Hertford, afterwards 1st Marquess of Hertford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1757)
  • Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, Hanoverian commander in the Seven Years War (1760)
  • Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, later Prime minister (1760)
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