Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Order of the Thistle
Historians of the Order of the Thistle claim that the order was established by King Achaius in 786 then later reestablished by Robert the Bruce after Bannockburn in 1314. King James V, himself a member of several chivalric orders, is said to have revived the order once again in 1540, conferring the order on King François I of France among others. Since assuming the throne of England and Scotland, James I and VI has not conferred the order on any knights.