Our ancient Sovereign Military Order of Chivalry was formed from five independent Mercenary Companies and given Letters of Patent by Rene I, Regnant King of the Two Sicilies and Titular King of Jerusalem in 1439 AD. Rene I referred to our Sovereign Order as the New Knights Templar.
Our present Charter was given to us by our present Royal Patron in October 2015 , thus ensuring the continuity of the past five hundred and eighty years under its many historical and Royal Sovereign Grand Commanders.
The Sovereign Order of the Fleur de Lys is equally open to both Ladies and Gentlemen and having an international presence we are strong in encouraging fellowship while supporting worthy charitable works.
The Sovereign Order is very much “value-driven” and aims to promulgate better citizenship amongst peoples based upon the ancient Knightly Code.
On admission Postulants vow to live by the precepts of Honour, Duty, Truth and Justice in the spirit of the ancient Orders of Chivalry and they are asked to put ‘Honour above Self, Duty above Wealth, Justice above the Law and Truth above All’.
Order of the Fleur de Lys 580th Anniversary Celebration Film
When various scattered groups of Medieval knights gathered together into Companies to fight in Continental wars they could not have imagined that their legacy would survive over half a millenia into the modern era.
Here is a visual record of the celebrations conducted by the present-day companies of The Order in honour of the 580th year of The Order of the Fleur de Lys.
Rene I King of Jerusalem & the 2 Sicilies
Head of The Order 1439-1480
About our website
In our website we will give you a flavour of the ancient and historical Military Order of the Fleur de Lys and describe how those families of the Sovereign Grand Commanders, many who trace their heritage back through the Knights Templar and even further to the Norsemen and beyond, settled and flourished, bringing their own inherited knowledge which influenced and changed the world.
Families whose heirs produced Kings, Popes, Bankers and Military geniuses. Families that built Castles, Cathedrals and fought ferocious struggles for survival in the turmoil of power, politics and religion in the often-bloody wars, revolutions and evolutions of Europe.
In a time when there are those who wish to eliminate our precious history and remove the wisdom of our ancient ancestors, we stand fast, with honour, courage, chivalry and truth, as they have done.
OFFICERS OF THE ORDER
List of Officers (2020-2021)
History of the Order of the Fleur-de-Lys
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