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.
A pretty degree of knighthood, sir, is that which can be bought with sugar-hogsheads!
An army and a leader both were wanting; for most of the knighthood of France had been slain in the late wars.
And he bade him kneel, and gave him the order of knighthood.
"You'll think you're back in the time 'when knighthood was in flower,'" she insisted.