Knight Bachelor

The title of Knight Bachelor is the basic rank granted to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not inducted as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.[1] Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight[2] (the rank existed during the 13th-century reign of King Henry III), but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders. A man who is knighted is formally addressed as "Sir [First Name] [Surname]" or "Sir [First Name]" and his wife as "Lady [Surname]".

Knight Bachelor
The insignia of a knight bachelor devised in 1926
Awarded by
Monarch of the United Kingdom
Awarded forPublic service
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignElizabeth II
Knight PrincipalSir Gary Hickinbottom

Ribbon bar of the Knight Bachelor Medal

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