Did the knighting of woman ever happen in England? Does the woman knight have the same title and rights as men knights?

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Did the knighting of woman ever happen in England? Does the woman knight have the same title and rights as men knights?

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In English society, a female who receives a knighthood is known as a dame and has the same title as a male knight, although in Medieval times they were largely forbidden to participate in battle and were generally given the title either due to their heritage or by being married to a male lord or knight. The practice of knighting women in England did not begin until the early 14th century, however, and the first order to accept female knights was the Order of the Ermine, which granted women the freedom to join in knightly tournaments, such as combat and jousting.