How To Become A Modern-Day Knight: The History Of The Order Of The British Empire

Knight from the late 12th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

We may think of knights as those medieval guys with the suits of armor who rode around looking for the Holy Grail or whatever, but that style of knighthood went out with the Plague. However, did you know that knights still exist? And that several well-known celebrities—such as Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Ringo Starr—have been knighted by the Queen? Wanna join their ranks? Read on, friend.