Foreign News: Most Noble

The very flower of Britain's wartime heroes donned crimson and white robes of chivalry, last week, and assembled as the Most Noble Order of the Bath. The order is primarily militant. Civilians aspire to the Garter, but seldom to the Bath. Therefore last week it was a military pageant which moved with clanking swords through London, entered famed Westminster Abbey, traversed the long nave, and stamped with martial tread into the majestic, vaulted Chapel of Henry VII.

Connoisseurs know that in the lacelike stonework of this Chapel and in its cunningly carved oak chair...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!