He should have been awarded a knighthood, even possibly the Garter.
At the end of his life, after the AFI dinner, the queen offered, and he accepted, a knighthood.
Prime Minister David Cameron responded by saying the victory should be marked in truly British style: with a knighthood.
After his knighthood, I stop by to see him and call him Sir Alfred.
We privately see ourselves as queenly beings who get to decide which of our subjects to anoint with a knighthood.
“knighthood of the heart may be content to go afoot,” said Friedel.
Long after knighthood had passed away, the struggle continued.
An army and a leader both were wanting; for most of the knighthood of France had been slain in the late wars.
Industry, thrift, and shrewdness were likely to win enough to buy a knighthood.
"You'll think you're back in the time 'when knighthood was in flower,'" she insisted.