Tag Archives: Knights

A special knighthood at Windsor Castle

Some of you may remember I wrote a few months ago of the incredible Captain Tom Moore. Coronavirus 19 – Social Distancing with 99 year old Captain Tom Moore and his multi-million pound fundraiser. The now 100 year old former … Continue reading

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Marketing – Medieval Style

It’s easy for us to think that Marketing, Advertising and Corporate Branding are all relatively recent developments that plague our modern life. However when I was at the excellent Knights of St John Museum in London yesterday I was reminded … Continue reading

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A slap in the face for Knights!

Now most people reading this are likely familiar with the more modern kind of knighting where a sword is ceremoniously tapped on an individual’s shoulders, preferably by a comely maiden. It wasn’t always so genteel or romantic.  Yes you might have … Continue reading

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The Knights of St. John found in London

My last post was all about the Knights Templars and the re-discovery of a possible long-lost religious centre in caves beneath Shropshire.  In passing, I mentioned the Knights of St. John or the Knights Hospitaliers. Unlike the unfortunate Templars, the Hospitaliers are still … Continue reading

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Caynton Caves and the Knights Templars

I don’t know about you but sometimes when I am walking in the country and come across small holes, I wonder what might be down there.  Maybe the home of foxes, rabbits or badgers but I must admit I never … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th – Why is 13 the unlucky number?

The fear of the number 13 or even Friday the 13th even has a name, Paraskevidekatriaphobia – from the Greek words paraskeví (meaning ‘Friday’), and dekatreís (meaning ‘thirteen’). The fear of the number 13 itself is called Triskaidekaphobia. Partly this is … Continue reading

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I Salute You – The History of Saluting

Saluting is primarily but not exclusively a military sign of respect with a very long history.  This week it hit the news that some senior officers have become upset as recruits are not showing them the respect they are due … Continue reading

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