Order of Merit, 1902-2002: One Hundred Years of Honour

Order of Merit, 1902-2002: One Hundred Years of Honour

by Stanley Martin
     
 

The Order Of Merit 1902-2002 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of this senior order of chivalry in the personal gift of the Queen and limited to 24 Ordinary Members, representing the highest distinction in a wide range of fields. This is both a study of the Order set in the context of British social and cultural history, and the current debate on

Overview

The Order Of Merit 1902-2002 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of this senior order of chivalry in the personal gift of the Queen and limited to 24 Ordinary Members, representing the highest distinction in a wide range of fields. This is both a study of the Order set in the context of British social and cultural history, and the current debate on the British honors system. It provides a full listing of members past and present with biographical details on each, including commentary on their positions and reputations. It also covers those who refused the Order and those who might have been considered.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The 674-page tome, a labour of love by retured civil servant Stanley Martin, has already been read by the monarch, who takes a keen interest in the honour, which was established by her great-grandfather King Edward VII." --Daily Mail

"Stanley Martin, a former diplomat and authority on protocol, has brought immense industry and erudition to his well-illustrated centenary history." --Daily Telegraph

"Martin has clearly relished his research for this book and his infectious enthusiasm is evident on every page . . .He has produced not only a good history of the order, but also mini-biographies of some of the most fascinating men and women of the twentieth century." - The Times (UK)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860648489
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.52(h) x 2.26(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Martin served in HM Diplomatic Service and is a distinguished writer and lecturer on the Diplomatic Service and Protocol. He is an Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen and Protocol Consultant at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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