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Last Updated: Friday November 28 2003 10:42 GMT


Roger Moore as James Bond
Knighthoods date back to Saxon times. You are 'knighted' by having a sword touched on your shoulders.

Men receiving this honour get called Sir, followed by their real name, like James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore. A knight's wife is called a Lady.

Women get the title Dame, but they don't take part in the accolade (that's the name given to the sword ceremony)

This is a top award so not many are given out.

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