The “Pour le Mérite”

The “Pour le Mérite”

The Order “De la Générosité” In 1665, Charles Emil of House Hohenzollern (1655–74), a young prince from the Electorate of Brandenburg, founded a chivalric order – the Order of Generosity (Générosité). The founder entrusted the title of the Grand Master upon his...
The Royal Order of Charles XIII

The Royal Order of Charles XIII

Preamble On the 25-27 May 2018 the Chancery of the Royal Orders Of Knighthood hosted the XII European Conference of Phaleristic Societies in Stockholm. The closing ceremony was held at the magnificent Bååt Palace. The delegates also learned about one of the rarest and...
Interview with Dr. Liudmila Gavrilova

Interview with Dr. Liudmila Gavrilova

​It was a pleasure to interview Dr. Liudmila Gavrilova, Head of the Phaleristics Department of the Armoury Chamber at the Moscow Kremlin Museums, during her latest visit to Estonia where we met at the Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. I would like to hope that...