Lady of the Garter

Lady of the Garter is in Order of the Garter.

In 1432 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (28) was appointed Lady of the Garter.

After 20 May 1475. St Mary's Church Ewelme. Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver Underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud. Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475. From left to right ...
1 Roet impaled Chaucer Modern. Alice's paternal grandparents.
2 De La Pole impaled Stafford. Her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.
3 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424.
4 De La Pole quartered Chaucer Modern.
5 Roet impaled Chaucer Modern.
6 Chaucer Modern.
7 De La Pole.
8 De La Pole impaled England Henry IV signifying Alice's son John's marriage to Elizabeth of York sister of Edward IV King England 1442-1483.
Detail of the North Side of the monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475. Arms from left to right ...
1 De La Pole quartered Chaucer Modern impaled Unknown.
2 De La Pole. Her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
3 De La Pole quarted Chaucer Modern. Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
4 Chaucer. Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434.
5 Montacute and Monthermer quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428.
6 Roet. Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387.
7 Roet impaling England Henry IV probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387 who married Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400.
8 Roet impaling Chaucer Modern. Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

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Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873 (34). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20). Note the Garter worn on the Arm as worn by Ladies of the Garter.

Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901. Note the Garter worn on the Arm as worn by Ladies of the Garter.