As Beltz observes, the fame of Sir Reginald Cobham, Sir Walter Manny and the earls of Northampton, Hereford and Suffolk was already established by their warlike exploits, and they would certainly have been among the original companions had the order been then regarded as the reward of military merit only.
The most celebrated historically is the Charter-house of London, founded by Sir Walter Manny A.D.
Sir Walter de Manny, baron de Manny >>
One of these was the Charterhouse of London which was not founded until 1371 by Sir Walter Manny, K.G.
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