A 14th century depiction of the 13th century German knight Hartmann von Aue, from the Codex Manesse.
A Norman knight slaying Harold Godwinson (Bayeux tapestry, c. 1070). The rank of knight developed in the 12th century from the mounted warriors of the 10th and 11th centuries.
The battle between the Turks and Christian knights during the Ottoman wars in Europe
The English Bill of Rights of 1689 curtailed the sovereign's governmental power.
David I of Scotland knighting a squire
The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Norman Conquest of 1066.
The miles Christianus allegory (mid-13th century), showing a knight armed with virtues and facing the vices in mortal combat. The parts of his armour are identified with Christian virtues, thus correlating essential military equipment with the religious values of chivalry: 
The helmet is spes futuri gaudii (hope of future bliss), the shield (here the shield of the Trinity) is fides (faith), the armour is caritas (charity), the lance is perseverantia (perseverance), the sword is verbum Dei (the word of God), the banner is regni celestis desiderium (desire for the kingdom of heaven), the horse is bona voluntas (good will), the saddle is Christiana religio (Christian religion), the saddlecloth is humilitas (humility), the reins are discretio (discretion), the spurs are disciplina (discipline), the stirrups are propositum boni operis (proposition of good work), and the horse's four hooves are delectatio, consensus, bonum opus, consuetudo (delight, consent, good work, and exercise).
In 1603 James VI and I became the first monarch to rule over England, Scotland, and Ireland together.
Tournament from the Codex Manesse, depicting the mêlée
England and Scotland were united as the Kingdom of Great Britain under Queen Anne in 1707.
Elements of a harness of the late style of Gothic plate armour that was a popular style in the mid 15th to early 16th century (depiction made in the 18th century)
The union of Great Britain and Ireland into the United Kingdom occurred in 1801 during the reign of King George III.
Page from King René's Tournament Book (BnF Ms Fr 2695)
Map of the British Empire in 1921
The Battle of Pavia in 1525. Landsknecht mercenaries with arquebus.
Fortified house – a family seat of a knight (Schloss Hart by the Harter Graben near Kindberg, Austria)
Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the British throne
The Battle of Grunwald between Poland-Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights in 1410
Buckingham Palace, the monarch's principal residence
Pippo Spano, the member of the Order of the Dragon
Holyrood Palace, the monarch's official Scottish residence
The English fighting the French knights at the Battle of Crécy in 1346
The coat of arms of Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. The design, in use since the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837, features the arms of England in the first and fourth quarters, Scotland in the second, and Ireland in the third. In Scotland a separate version is used (shown right) whereby the Arms of Scotland take precedence.
Miniature from Jean Froissart Chronicles depicting the Battle of Montiel (Castilian Civil War, in the Hundred Years' War)
A modern artistic rendition of a chevalière of the Late Middle Ages.
A battle of the Reconquista from the Cantigas de Santa Maria
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The Battle of Pavia in 1525. Landsknecht mercenaries with arquebus.

The Crown creates all peerages, appoints members of the orders of chivalry, grants knighthoods and awards other honours.

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This order can also be granted to persons not belonging to the Spanish Crown, as the former Emperor of Japan Akihito, the current Queen of United Kingdom Elizabeth II or the important Spanish politician of the Spanish democratic transition Adolfo Suárez, among others.

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A 14th century depiction of the 13th century German knight Hartmann von Aue, from the Codex Manesse.

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Ribbon of a Knight Bachelor

Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories, personal bravery, achievement, or service are rewarded with honours.

In the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories, personal bravery, achievement, or service are rewarded with honours.

Ribbon of a Knight Bachelor
Ribbon of the Order of St John

Although the Anglo-Saxon monarchs are known to have rewarded their loyal subjects with rings and other symbols of favour, it was the Normans who introduced knighthoods as part of their feudal government.

Recommendations are made to the monarch of the United Kingdom, who has the sole authority to rescind an honour.