Category: Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Categories: Order of the Bath


There are three types of Knights of the (Order of the) Bath,

  • Knights of the Bath (KB) - These were knighthoods which were originally part of a more formal ceremony than 'dubbing' and associated with important Royal occasions such as coronations, weddings or investitures and was a higher honour bestowed on the recipient than a Knight Bachelor. The last of these Knights of the Bath were created at the coronation of Charles II in 1661. These knighthoods predate the modern Order of the Bath, and were not part of a Military Order. There were no Knights of the Bath created between 1661 and 1725.
  • Knights Companion of the Order of the Bath (KB) - Knights created in the period between the 'revival'/creation of the Order of the Bath in 1725 and its expansion from a one class order to a three class order in 1815.
  • From 1815, the order was reorganized with three levels of knighthood:
    • Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)
    • Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) or for women DCB) - the second level of the Order of the Bath after the reorganization in 1815. Women use the title Dame Commander.
    • Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) - the highest level of the Order of the Bath after the reorganization in 1815. Those Knights Companion still living in 1815 automatically became Knights Grand Cross. Women use the title Dame Grand Cross.

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  • Henry Dermot Daly 25 Oct 1823 Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England - 21 Jul 1895

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