Listed below is a roll of the Knights of the Royal Oak. Each Knight’s entry includes the area they live in, their hobbies/interests and their Inspirational Statement. We have intentionally not included Knight’s occupations as being a Knight is about the person, they are not the job they undertake. You may also notice that many of the Knights are titled. They are all approachable, so please get to know them and we are sure you will find the friendship both enjoyable and rewarding.
Membership is restricted to 687 Knights. When the roll is full, we will create a waiting list on a, first come, first served basis. The “Inspirational Statement” of each Knight and their hobbies/interests are attached to their listing. Knights may use this to build friendships with other Knights from across the world.
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Baroness of Poorstock; Lady of Baldersdale
Aiken, South Carolina
I have served in the United States Army for ten years. Within those ten years I have travelled to over 28 countries and got to experience many cultures. There was one thing that was consistent in all the places that I have been and that was happiness and family. It didn’t matter where you came from, what you grew up with, how much money you have then or now. Family no matter how big or small is all we have in life. Friends come and go, acquaintances come and go but family is forever. Family is what makes us happy.
I especially learned this during the COVID-19 pandemic when we were home constantly with our loved ones. We grew closer than we ever were before because we didn’t have the distractions of the outside activities interrupting all the time. We started to learn more about each other than what we would have known. Before the pandemic we were hardly home, always at work, going to after school programs and activities and during the weekend we were getting ready for the next week. Where was the fun? No where. Slowing down and living the simple life made things a lot nicer and happier. As an American we were living to work not working to live. That is not life. Live your best life! Don’t work yourself to death because your job is not worth it. If something happened to you and you lost your job that job is easily refillable by another, your life isn’t.
Slow down, live life, be happy.
I enjoy reading, cooking and interior designing.
Lord of Ainderby Quernhow
At one time I thought that being right and 'leading' from the front' was the best way. Now, more experienced, I know that the quiet approach, bringing character and honour to every situation, works better than any other approach. The right word or deed, at the right moment, done with kindness and humility, can change all things for the better. The best compliment ever given to me was that I had made a difference by being me and being there. The finest leadership and the most effective change is brought to fruition by quiet and unassuming character. It is best not to push to the front, nor dazzle with achievement. Better to quietly influence and, through consistency and goodness, have an influence on those you meet.
Business Change, Cookery, Preserving, Joinery, Classical Soul Jazz and Swing music, playing the saxophone, Reading widely.
Lord of Metley and Wollaston
My favoured quote is from, one of the many published poems, that I wrote about Wales. the poem is called breathless wonder. "The sky burns red with the dragons flight".
Author, poet, novelist, science, history, anything of interest, world traveller.
Richard John Kozak
Baron of Ewyas Harold, Lord of Ponsford, Bernardsmoor, Shoddesden and Chilton, Order of St. Bernard of Siena
The greatest compliment I ever heard was given to my father, by the clergyman officiating at his funeral: "He was a humble man." And indeed, he never used titles granted by countries that had opted to become republics; he earned widespread respect in Canada by campaigning for improved living standards for the working poor; and still more respect for promoting Canada's World War II effort to the initially unenthusiastic trade unions. When he passed away, his coffin was carried by Members of the Canadian Senate. My father's example is my own aim, for I can do no better.
I've had the good fortune of an education and political position allowing me to promote economic development, and take aim against victimization of the weak. Plus, it's a long-standing pleasure to assist in the betterment of the performing arts. Of course, we all have to re-invest ourselves on occasion, so history and a sense of duty have brought me to my ancestral home, where I participate with some success in the defence of basic freedoms.
Markian Morozevich of Lviv
Squadron Commander, 24th Mechanized Brigade, Armed Forces of Ukraine, Order of St. Bernard of Siena
Missing in action since March, 2022, Markian led his troops in defence of a main road leading into the besieged town of Popasna. When attacked by a force greatly superior in men and equipment, he demonstrated chivalry and valour, by sacrificing his own well-being to cover the successful tactical withdrawal of his troops. Lest we forget.
An outstanding heroic volunteer in the 2014 Russo-Ukrainuan War, and a 2021 graduate from military academy. Dedicated to the principle of freedom, with a strong loyalty instinct, and interests in professional development, history and the performing arts.
Baron of Wallingford, Lord of Lyndhurst
During World War II, my mother was engaged to the man I grew up thinking was my father; however, while he was away fighting the war, she encountered another man with whom she had a one-night liaison which included “Sexual Intercourse” and I was the product. When her fiancé returned home from the war, he agreed to marry her and adopt me; however, he was never able or willing to accept me as his son. This resulted in the intense and severe physical and emotional abuse I received from my “father”. One particular incident occurred at the hand of my father when I was quite young and left me unconscious and probably was the source of the severe Dyslexia that was the impetus for much humiliation in School. All the kids knew of my dysfunction and would giggle and snicker as I frantically tried to sound out the words when the teacher had us read aloud.
Over time I became very angry, developed a very low self-concept, and became extremely self-protective. Eventually fighting back, frequently with my fists, and as I got in a lot of fights, I was labelled a “Hood” or “Hoodlum.”
I received God’s gift of salvation, by placing my Faith in Jesus Christ; however, I still had a very low self-concept. Then in the summer after I had completed the 10th grade, we had a weeklong Missionary Conference at our church. On the last day of the conference, a Sunday night, the speaker talked about how the missionaries were returning to the “Field” for a four-year term after which some would be of an age when they would have to retire, while others would acquire diseases and become disabled, unable to return to missionary work, and he wondered, who would take their place?
All of us young people were sitting together in one section and the speaker turned to us and said, “Will you say, ‘yes’ to the Lord?” I was instantly angry! I had been informed and convinced by my father that I was loathsome, revolting, disgusting, stupid and in all ways defective, which had been confirmed by my schoolteachers, and schoolmates. Still, there was something inside of me that was urging me to respond affirmatively; and yet, at the same time, I angerly argued in my mind, “I am too dirty and inadequate, God would never ‘Call’ me to be a Missionary or a Pastor!” I did not want to be unacceptable; however, I knew I was, and while others could be “Called” by God, He would never “Call” me.
Then the Speaker said “God may not call you to be a Missionary or a Pastor! I have no idea what the Lord may want of you, and He may not be “Calling” on you at all right now, but what I am asking is, “Will you tell the Lord that the answer is ‘Yes’ if He ever does Call on you?” This made me even angrier, knowing this did not pertain to me, and yet, the answer had to be “Yes.”
Finally, I went forward, ready to explode with anger, ready to yell out to the whole church, “I am not being so presumptuous as to say Yes, I will be a Missionary or a Pastor, I know as well as all of you, that God will never Call me, but I must say ‘Yes’ to the Lord!”
Shortly after that service I realized the first application of “Yes Lord!” would be to accept my disability and the accompanying humiliation. It took a while to completely resolve everything, but eventually I learned the importance of John 3:30 “He must increase, and I must decrease,” and Romans 12:10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” I had to be more concerned about others than I was about myself.
This was one of the most important moments in my life; when I said “Yes” to the Lord before He ever “Called” (when I gave the LORD a ”Blank Check” and told Him to fill in the amount if He ever wanted to).
The Lord seems to have a sense of irony, in that, after my ignominious childhood, He has allowed me to marry a wonderful “Lady” who read my lessons and corrected my spelling so I could earn the “Doctor of Psychology and the Doctor of Philosophy (majoring in Theology) degrees.
For the past thirty years I have worked as a Christian Clinical Psychotherapist, Executive/Personal Life Coach, and both a Prison and Police Chaplain helping others who have been damaged as had I.
Richard loves History, Nature, Holland America Cruises, and spending time with family.
An Ordained, Independent Baptist, Minister of the Gospel, as well as an International Board-Certified Executive/Personal Life Coach, Facilitative Mediator, Police, Fire and Emergency/Crisis/First Response Chaplain.
• Member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
• Member of the National Center for Crisis Management
• International Board-Certified Executive/Leadership Coach
• International Board-Certified Personal/Life Coach
• Certified Facilitative Mediator
• Board Certified Master Addictions Counselor (Retired)
• Member of the Coalition of African American Pastors
• Certified Police Chaplain - International Conference of Police Chaplains
• Certified Fire/Rescue/First Responder Chaplain - Federation of Fire Chaplains
• Ordained Minister – Independent Baptist Alliance
• Charter Member – International Christian Coaching Association
• Charter Member - American Association of Christian Counselors
• Member of The Oxford University Alumni Association of New York, USA
• Member of The Oxford University Society University of Oxford, England, U.K.
Earl of Hereford, Baron of Curry Malet, Marquess of Reichenbach, Lord of Lochaber and Pryors
From a very young age, my grandmother showed me that everyone should be treated the same way.
that it was necessary to take up the cause for the weakest and the most defenceless.
I have four godchildren two girls, two boys in various countries, I pay their studies. I cover their needs.
I give multiple associations every month. and I save a lot of animals through local and national associations
or international. At home I have adopted about 40 cats, a dog, a few hedgehogs .... all were under threat of death.
I also have a family of 6 refugees who live in one of my apartments.
I am also from the Scottish highland titles reserve which reforests, saves local animals and preserves these beautiful lands.
In France via d'Artagnan I am co-owner, Co Châtelain of 5 castles, we try to save them, to revive them, to preserve them.
Reading, tv series, animals - Although I cannot speak English Google translate is a very useful tool.
18th Baron of Burford, 16th Lord of St Helens, Count of Mparo and Viscount of Kahoora
To be added
I am a representative of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara.
Jörg Hubert Dumke
Baron of North Cadbury and Lord of Blakewell and Codiford Farleigh
It has always been my concern to help others and to develop others. That is why I work professionally as a head in a church preschool to support children in their development.
Privately, as Baron of North Cadbury I published my website many years ago. This was noticed by the chairman of North Cadbury Village Hall committee. He asked for a donation for maintenance works that were necessary on the hall. I was then very happy to contribute to this on several occasions for the benefit of the village community there. Eventually my wife the Baroness of North Cadbury and I was invited there twice. This was a great honour and inspiration for us to help others an we are very proud about this.
Furthermore, my wife and I are members of the Schloss Burg an der Wupper (Burg Castle, Solingen, Germany) building association for the preservation of this historic castle.
In this social sense, I commit myself to supporting my wife and all my friends, and also to giving support to charitable institutions and organisations. I stand for this with all my heart and my person as Baron of North Cadbury and Knight of the Royal Oak.
Since my youth I have been very connected to England and Britain and interested in the history, the culture, the people and the monarchy. I love (almost) everything British. I am interested in English cars, but I also love the excellent British cuisine, which is better than its reputation. Collecting is a great passion of mine, very English I think.
Grand Master, Earl of Northumbria
From my earliest memory I have suffered from severe anxiety, depression, and Aspergers Syndrome. I also have arthritis in my spine and various other parts of my body which gives me chronic pain. Despite these disabilities, five days a week I spent an hour a day working out hard in the gym and go to work in the family business. As well as supporting my family, I also support various charities that are close to my heart. I try to demonstrate to my sons that they should never give up, play to their strengths and should share their good fortune with others.
I love classic cars but my disabilities mean I can't look after one. Music of all varieties, I am even listening to the Eurovision album of 2022. Sudoku - I am autistic and doing number puzzles I find extremely relaxing. My potting shed - this is the nickname my children came up with for my remote office. It is a converted water pumping station and runs completely off-grid. Not only do I fill it with all sorts of collectables but each year I like to plan and execute an improvement. This year I am having the building super-insulated (sitting in a 50 acre field is harsh during the depths of winter) and erecting fences down each side of the site. A few years ago i planted hedgerow bushes as an effective means of security and the new fences will stop the encroach of weeds from the surrounding fields. These are not your common all-garden weeds they are 8' brambles and stinging nettles.