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The Lord High Constable of England is the seventh of the Great Officers of State, ranking beneath the Lord Great Chamberlain and above the Earl Marshal. His office is now called out of abeyance for coronations alone (and theoretically for trials by combat). The Lord High Constable was originally the commander of the royal armies and the Master of the Horse. He was also, in conjunction with the Earl Marshal, president of the Court of Chivalry or Court of Honour. In feudal times, martial law was administered in the court of the Lord High Constable. The constableship was granted as a grand serjeanty with the Earldom of Hereford by the Empress Matilda to Milo de Gloucester, and was carried by his heiress to the Bohuns, Earls of Hereford and Essex. Through a coheiress of the Bohuns it descended to the Staffords, Dukes of Buckingham; and on the attainder of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, in the reign of King Henry VIII it became merged in the crown. The Lacys and Verduns were hereditary constables of Ireland from the 12th to the 14th century; and the Hays, Earls of Erroll, have been hereditary Lord High Constables of Scotland from early in the 14th century. In the United Kingdom, the Great Officers of State are officers who either inherit their positions or are appointed by the Crown, and exercise certain ceremonial functions. ... The Lord Great Chamberlain of England is the sixth of the Great Officers of State, ranking beneath the Lord Privy Seal and above the Lord High Constable. ... Earl Marschal (or Marischal) is an ancient chivalric title used separately in England, Scotland and Ireland. ... FISH ... The Judicial Duel. ... Jump to: navigation, search A Constable is a person holding a particular office, most commonly that of law-enforcement. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Master of the Horse was (and in some cases, is) a historical position of varying importance in several European nations. ... Earl Marschal (or Marischal) is an ancient chivalric title used separately in England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Empress Matilda (February 1102 – September 10, 1167) is the title by which Matilda, daughter and dispossessed heir of King Henry I of England and his wife Matilda of Scotland (herself daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and St. ... The titles Marquess and Duke of Buckingham have been created several times in the peerages of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. ... Jump to: navigation, search Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... The title Earl of Erroll is an ancient one in the Peerage of Scotland. ... Edward, who served under Alexander I and David I is called chief of Davids knights (princeps militae), but the exact nature of the Constables military role in the 12th century is unclear. ...


Lord High Constables of England, 1139-1521

At this point, the office merged in the crown and was revived for only coronations. It was held at coronations by the following individuals: Humphrey de Bohun was the name of a number of men in medieval England, all members of a prominent noble family. ... Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford (1176 - 1220) was an English nobleman. ... Humphrey de Bohun (1208-September 24, 1275) was 2nd Earl of Hereford and 1st Earl of Essex, as well as Constable of England. ... Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Baron de Bohun and 3rd Earl of Hereford (1249 - December 31, 1297) was one of several noblemen of the same name to have held the earldom of Hereford, and a key figure in the Norman conquest of Wales. ... Jump to: navigation, search Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford (1276 – March 16, 1322) was a member of an important Norman family of the Welsh Marches. ... John de Bohun, 5th Earl of Hereford (1307-1336) ... Humphrey de Bohun (1331-1361) was the 6th Earl of Hereford. ... Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, 6th Earl of Essex and 2nd Earl of Northampton (1342 – 1373) was an important English noble during the reign of King Edward III of England. ... Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (January 7, 1355 - September 8 (or 9), 1397) was the thirteenth and youngest child of King Edward III of England and Queen Philippa. ... Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1402 – July 10, 1460) was best-known as a military commander in the Hundred Years War and in the Wars of the Roses. ... Henry Stafford Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (4 September 1454–2 November 1483) played a major role in Richard III of Englands rise and fall. ... Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (1435 - 1504), an English nobleman, inherited his fathers titles, including that of king of the Isle of Man, in 1459. ... Arms of the 3rd Duke of Buckingham Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (February 3, 1477/8–May 17, 1521) was an English nobleman. ...


 
 

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