Posts Tagged Order of the Bath

The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 3

In my previous blogs entitled “The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 1” and “The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 2”,  I discussed the establishment of the newly created three classes of the Order of the Bath and

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The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 2

In my previous blog entitled “The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 1”, I discussed the establishment of the newly created three classes of the Order of the Bath and expanded on aspects of the First Class or Knights Grand Cross (G.C.B.). This

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The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 1

In my previous blog entitled Knight Companions of the Bath (K.B.), I described how the establishment of this order in 1725 helped create a whole new class of “political favors” available to the Crown, thus an expedient solution in staving off of an increased demand for limited

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Rundell Bridge & Rundell – Jewellers to Their Majesties

No serious study of British orders and medals issued for the Napoleonic Wars would be complete without the story behind the various gold & silversmiths who produced them. Standing above all others in the Napoleonic-era was Rundell Bridge & Rundell, the iconic London-based jeweller for orders, medals

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The Order of the Bath and the NGS 1793-1840

Background Here, I will only give a brief introduction to The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, as it is officially named. The outstanding authoritative work by James Risk[2] should be consulted for more details, also a series of future blogs by ChrisC, will go into

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Knight Companions of the Bath (K.B.)

The Statutes of the British Most Honorable Order of the Bath were first issued on January 25th, 1725. Modeled off of the Statutes for the Order of the Garter, there would be Knight’s Stalls, Arms, Robes, Insignia and other similar attributes. The Knights of the Bath would

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