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[[Ymele:Knights Companion of the Garter.JPG|right|thumb|250px|Cnihtgesiþas þæs Hosenbendes]]
[[Ymele:KG badge.jpg|right|thumb|120px|Þæs Hosenbendhādes sculdortæcn]]
'''Se Æþelosta Hosebendhād''' wæsƿæs gestaðoled in 1348 and he bīd þæs Brytiscan cynedōmes hēasta cnihthād and æfter þæm [[Uictoriarōd]]e and [[Georgiusrōd]]e his geweorþigostegeƿeorþigoste sundorweorþungsundorƿeorþung. Se cnihthād birþ Sctes Georges scild and gelicnesse, se wæsƿæs Englalandes mundhalga.
 
Þone Hosebend giefð se WealdendǷealdend æt his geþance and he is cynegifu for mannum of þæm Geānedan Rīce and elleswīseellesƿīse in þæm ÞēodacynewīsanÞēodacyneƿīsan rīcum. MidwistMidƿist þæs cnihthādes is neauru þe hie bēoþ se WealdendǷealdend, se [[Wēala Þēoden|Ƿēala Þēoden]], and nān mar þon 24 gesīþas. Ēac in þæm cnihthāde sind oferrīm cnihtas and hlæfdiga (to bysene æþelingas and elelendiscu bregas). NīwNīƿ giefa þæs hōsebend sind on Sanctes Georges Mæssedæge gegiefen se is 23. Ēastermōnaþ, for þæm þe Halga Georgius wæsƿæs Englalandes mundhalga.
 
Þæs Hosebendhād tæcn is hosebend mid þæm cwidecƿide ''Honi soit qui mal y pense'' (se is [[Middelfrencisc]] and menþ "scamu on him se hycgþ yfel þærof") in gyldnum bōcstafum. Gesiðas þæs Hosebendhād brūcaþ swylcensƿylcen hosebend on gilddagum.
 
==Staþol==
[[Ēadweard III Engla Cyning|Ēadƿeard III Engla Cyning]] gestaðolede þone Hosebendhād ymbe þæm tīd þe he began his crafung for þæm Frenciscan cynedōme. Se gear hsi staþol oftost is geþohted to bēon 1348 ac ''The Complete Peerage'' sēo bōc secgþ þe se cnihthād wæsƿæs gestaþoled on Halgan Georges Mæssedæge in 1344 and his ǣrrestan cniht gegyldas on þæm dæge,and onmang him wæsƿæs Sanchet D'Abrichecourt Cniht, se forþferede in 1345.
 
Þæs Cyninges [[hrælþegnes]] bōc secgþ þe Garter hrægl wæronƿæron gegiefen in þæm wintreƿintre of 1348.
 
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