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ENGLISH AND IRISH PEERAGES CONFER RED OR RESTORED BY EACH OF OUR SOWEREIGNS DURING THEIR RESPECTIVE REIGN.S.

William I.................... William II. ................. Henry I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen ..................... Henry II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard I. ..................

Henry III........... - - - - - - - - Edward I. .................. Edward II........ .......... Edward III. ................. Richard II............ - - - - - - Henry IV. .................. Henry V..................... Henry VI. ........ ......... Edward IV. ................. Edward V. .................. Richard III. ................

NUMBER OF PEERS WHO HAVE SAT IN THE SEVERAL SESSIONS

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Henry VII. . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . .
Henry VIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -
Edward VI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mary . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - -
James I.
Charles I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charles II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
James II.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
William and Mary . . . . . . . . . .
Anne
George I... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
George II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
George III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
George IV::. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
William IV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Victoria . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - -

of PARLIAMENT, SINCE 1831.

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DUKEs of THE BLood Roy AL ........ . Dukes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARQUEsses.......................... EARLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viscounts........... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BARons .............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF

THE G ARTE R.

Instituted by Edward III., 19 January 1344.

Two habit and ensigns of the order are a surroat, garter, mantle, hood, George, collar, ean, and feather-i the first four were assigned by the founder, Edward III. : the others by Henry VIII. The motto on the garter and star is, Hoxt sour out Mal w prwar-" Dishonoured be he who thinks ill of it." The garter is of blue velvet, bordered with gold. The George is the figure of *t. George on horseback, in armour, encountering a dragon with a tilting spear, the whole of gold, enamelled, and may be enriched with jewels, at the pleasure of the possessor ; it is worn across the left shoulder, pendent to a dark or garterblue riband. The collar is of gold, weighing thirty ounces, troy weight, and contains twenty-six garters, enamelled proper, in rach a row gules, and as many knots, enamelled white, to which is pendent the George, as above. Charles I. ordained that the knights should always, in public, wear, controdered on the left side of their coats or cloaks, the cro- of St. George, surmounted with the garter, with rays of silver, forming a star of eight points.

At a chapter, held 3 June 17*, a new statute was passed, ordaining that in future the order should consist of the -overeign and twenty five knights, exclusive of the sons of his majesty, or his successors, who have been or shall be ciccted knights of the same most noble order.

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