Category: Knights of the Bath

Categories: Order of the Bath


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Only those created a Knight of the Bath in 1661 or earlier should be added to this category. Please read the details below for members of the 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:

For a list of Knights of the Bath see The Knights of England by William Shaw, pp.109-166



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