Rosemond, Drew, and Wolfenrose

I called Vicki and Drew in Bullhead City and caught them going on a raid with twenty four other brave souls on Everquest. My sister has been a citizen of Everquest almost from the beginning in 1999. At the same time I am a citizen of Ancientsites, now Ancientworlds. I was there when I heard about Everquest, but did not join because it was an action game versus a site for history buffs. Can action and knowlege be united?

Drew is employing her artistic gift to create a character for an ex-member of Everquest who has made his own game. She is getting paid to do this. I told her our family history is bigger then Walt Disney. I have talked about creating my own game with the Corbin brothers.

Here is a chance for all members of our family to put their angst aside and join a greater endeavor that can enrich our kindred for generations to come. The Zavattari family rendered some of the images above. We own Artisitc and Computer skills, a rare combination. I am certain members of the Rosemondt and Roover family are present in Bosch’s painting of ‘The Wedding Feast at Cana’ Did our kindred help Bosch render some of his fantastic images that were the Cybor World of his day?

“The Zavattari were a family of Italian painters active in Lombardy from the 14th to the 16th century.
Cristoforo and Franceschino Zavattari are known as collaborators to the decoration of the Duomo of Milan in the early 15th century. The family’s masterwork are the frescoes in the Theodelinda Chapel in Cathedral of Monza, work by Ambrogio and Gregorio Zavattari (1444).”

I believe Vicki has four characters on Everquest, one of them named Rosamond. She is kick-ass, a force to be reckoned with. Drew is her protege’.

When I went camping I talked to Jennifer Dundon about being my co-author and help me finish my books. I want her to interview Drew for my autobiogrpahy ‘Capturing Beauty’ Jennifer just graduated from college where she majored in History. Ancientwrolds does have AncientAmerica, but not more recent history. Consider our amazing Family Tree that includes many of the folks who made American History, and American Art.

If any folks on Everquest want a Character Cote of Arms, drop me an e-mail.

Yesterday I came up with an idea for my own game that will attract Bible Buffs. I am going to keep my vision under wraps and look for a producer. However, I will reveal my character in my next post.

In 1999 I got to be King Arthur at the Arturus Rex site. I came in as Authuri King of the Lombards who conquered Rome and “wore the purple” as did Arealeas Ambrosius, who is a candidate for Arthur and Merlin. I did not know at the time the Lombards inspired J.R.R. Tolkien who employed Rosamund Queen of the Lombards, in his Trilogy.

A year ago Victoria and I set out to rescue our beloved niece, Drew Benton, from the pending doom that the loss of her last parent would bring. Side by side Drew and Victoria – Rosemond Women – went forth with their merry band to raid the Land of Make Believe, while I, Little Jon, gathered more of our history in God’s Hawthorne Sheepscote.

At Ancientsites, I was Pharamond King of the Franks married to Rosamonde. My home was Rougemont Chateau. Many of my hsitoris posts are at Ancientworld.

I am a mevber of Everquest. I created the character, Wolfenrose, a character based upon the book ‘The House of Wolfings’ that inspired Tolkein’s Hobbits and his trilogy. This book written by the Pre-Raphaelite Artist, William Morris, has lost its copyright and is now in the public domain. The Children of the Wolf of the Woods are beckoned to step on to the Lost Road, and go roving. Seek, and thou shall find! Foreverquestion!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2012

Cunimund succeeded Thurisind as king. According to multiple sources, the former king had been Cunimund’s own father, and the enmity that both had for the Lombards was allegedly partly a result of Alboin’s murder of Cunimund’s brother (Thurisind’s son), Turismod.


Cunimund had a daughter named Rosamund (or Rosemund). She was forced into marrying Alboin after the Gepids’ defeat, but she arranged his assassination in 572 or 573.

In literature

Cunimund’s grim end and Rosamund are mentioned in J. R. R. Tolkien’s story “The Lost Road”, when the character Alboin asks his father, Oswin Errol, about the origin of his name:

…and Oswin told his son the tale of Alboin son of Audoin, the Lombard king; and of the great battle of the Lombards and the Gepids, remembered as terrible even in the grim sixth century; and of the kings Thurisind and Cunimund, and of Rosamunda. ‘Not a good story for near bed-time,’ he said, ending suddenly with Alboin’s drinking from the jewelled skull of Cunimund…

—J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lost Road

Aurelianus became leader of the remaining British (according to the Major Chronicle Annals, he rose to power in 479), organised them, and led them in their first victory against the Saxons, although subsequent battles went both ways. Gildas also writes that Aurelianus’ parents “wore the purple”, and thus were apparently descended from Roman emperors. The Aurelii were a noted Roman senatorial family, and it is possible that Ambrosius was descended from them.

The House of the Wolfings

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search The House of the Wolfings

Title page of 1889 First Edition, London
Author(s) William Morris
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Fantasy novel
Publisher Reeves and Turner
Publication date 1889
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 199 pp
Followed by The Roots of the Mountains

A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day fantasy literature.[1] It was first published in hardcover by Reeves and Turner in 1889.[2] Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the sixteenth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library in April, 1978.

This book also influenced J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular The Lord of the Rings. In a December 31, 1960 letter published in The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, (p. 303), Tolkien wrote: ‘The Dead Marshes and the approaches to the Morannon owe something to Northern France after the Battle of the Somme. They owe more to William Morris and his Huns and Romans, as in The House of the Wolfings or The Roots of the Mountains.” Among the numerous parallels with The Lord of the Rings, Morris has Old English-style placenames such as Mirkwood (p. 2), germanic personal names such as Thiodolf (p. 8), and dwarves as skilled smiths (“How the Dwarf-wrought Hauberk was Brought away from the Hall of the Daylings”, p. 97).

This work and its successor, The Roots of the Mountains, were to some degree historical novels, with little or no magic. Morris would go on to develop the new genre established in this work in such later fantasies as Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, The Wood Beyond the World, The Well at the World’s End, and The Water of the Wondrous Isles.[3]

Contents [hide]
1 Plot summary
2 Copyright
3 References
4 External links

[edit] Plot summaryThe House of the Wolfings is Morris’ romantically reconstructed portrait of the lives of the Germanic Gothic tribes, written in an archaic style and incorporating a large amount of poetry. It combines his own idealistic views with what was actually known at the time of his subjects’ folkways and language. He portrays them as simple and hardworking, galvanized into heroic action to defend their families and liberty by the attacks of imperial Rome.

Morris’ Goths inhabit an area called the Mark on a river in the forest of Mirkwood, divided according into the Upper-mark, the Mid-mark and the Nether-mark. They worship their gods Odin and Tyr by sacrificing horses and rely on seers who foretell the future and serve as psychic news-gatherers.

The men of the Mark choose two War Dukes to lead them against their enemies, one each from the House of the Wolfings and the House of the Laxings. The Wolfing war leader is Thiodolf, a man of mysterious and perhaps divine antecedents whose ability to lead is threatened by his possession of a magnificent dwarf-made mail-shirt which, unknown to him, is cursed. He is supported by his lover the Wood Sun and their daughter the Hall Sun, who are related to the gods.

[edit] Copyright The copyright for this story has expired in the United States, and thus now resides in the public domain there. The text is available via Project Gutenberg.

What Happened to AncientSites?
Associated to Place: articles — by * Jot Ariston (23 Articles), General Article 1 Featured April 19 , 2004
AnicentWorlds is an online community by the creators of AncientSites. What ever happened to AncientSites?
AncientSites was Built on a Dream
The dream was that thousands of people interested in Ancient History could roam the streets of long forgotten cities and, in a sense, get into the mentality of our ancient forbearers through a combination of historical research and discussion, social activities, and roleplay and other games. After several years of construction and growth, the site fell prey to the same fate as many Internet companies or “dotcoms.” The same resources that the dotcom boom generated, the dotcom bust took away, forcing AncientSites to close its doors and fold as a economic entity.

Author: * Pharamond Burgundian – 9 Posts on this thread out of 53 Posts sitewide.
Date: Jun 14, 2003 – 13:49

Hail. Have you not heard of the Ros from Rodez who are said to be from Rhodes who were in Egypt with the Carians who were King David’s bodyguards? David worshipped the sun you know, Helios in his chariot. So did the Rhodians – and so do the Rus, these new people who have appeared out of nowhere and are giving the Danes, fits. They call their sun-god Dazbog, the son of Purin. It is said the Isle of Avalon is in Egypt in Nile Delta. Strange that the Rhodians and Carians built Memphis, and I must assume the city of On-Heliopolis?

No good will come to these people, as I think they may be in conflict with Emperor Contstantine’s diety ‘Sol Invictus’, and his Christians are becoming more intolerant with other people’s cosmology, as there can only be one sun-god.

As for Vodka. It was a drink invented in Albion, where most civilized things are invented – including the best myths!

Pharamond at Arthur’s Court

Author: * Pharamond Burgundian – 3 Posts on this thread out of 53 Posts sitewide.
Date: Dec 16, 2002 – 12:19

Pharamond was a legendary Frankish king, possibly a historical ruler of the fifth century. His life parallels that of Vortigern and Arthur. Indeed, one can make a case Arthur was modeled after Pharamond who did exist. His father Clodion is depicted in many valid genealogies as a descendent of Emperor Claudius, thus the similar names amongst the Merovnignian Kings.

In Arthurian romance he was a freedman (a slave who had been set free) who seized the French throne. He came in disguise to Arthur’s court, for Arthur was an enemy, but his disguise was penetrated. His daughter, Belide, was enamoured of Tristan, who did not requite her passion, thereby causing her to die of a broken heart. Pharamond provided a refuge for Tristan and Gorvenal after the of Meliodas. Ariosto tells us that Tristan defeated Pharamond’s son, Clodion, in combat.

According to a non-Arthurian romance of the seventeenth century, Pharamond was enamoured of Rosemonde, daughter of the King of the Cimbri. Gauthier de Costes de la Calprenede is the said father/inventor of Historic-Romance, and his ‘Pharamond’ has Rosamonde as the centerpiece of his story. However, one can say that it was Mary of Champagne and Philip of Alsace who commissioned the writing of much of the Grail Legend, they able to claim descendency from Merovee, Pharamond, and Rosamonde.

Mary’s grandson (or son) Thibaut4 was poet and a Troubadour, he descended from Guillaume of Acquitaine who was titled ‘King of Troubadours’. Denis de Rougemont, the father of the European Federation wrote ‘Love in the Western World’ which claims ‘Courtly Love is based upon Arab mystical poetry that was brought back to Europe during the Crusades. Thibault is said to have brought this teaching represented by a the Apothecary Rose, the Rose of Provins that is associated with Fair Rosamond whom King Henry built a bower for, a Troy-town, but I suspect it was a special place to practice this mystical teaching that centers around the Shekinah, the Rosamundi, the ‘Light of God’. Henry’s wife, Eleanore of Acquataine was the daughter of Guillaume and the mother of Mary of Champagne, and had a famous court of Troubadours. She went on Crusade in the Holy Land with 200 maidens of her court dressed in armour.

And a Dream it Was!
There was a magic to AncientSites that was undeniable. Not only did publications dealing with Ancient History, such as Archaeology Magazine, recognize this – but also main stream publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The dream had become somewhat of a phenomenon. One question asked often of the founders was how can this community survive as a business? How can this thing sustain itself? Although revenues from subscription and advertising helped, the costs of running the site far out-stripped the income. The dream had become dependent on an economic anomoly for its existence.

The Dream Did Not Die
When the site closed it doors that fateful day, March 30, 2001, many citizens were cast out into the world to find their own way. Many good sites were formed by the wandering souls themselves. Sites such as HistoryWalker, AncientTimes, and PanHistoria were formed by AncientSites members teaming up to recreate some aspects of the world they lost. It is a testament to the need for the dream and to the perserverance of the people.

And the Dream Lives On
Nor did the dream die in the hearts of the founders of AncientSites. As CyberSites, the company that had formed to create educational games and developed AS, was going through dissolution, the founders were able to purchase the database of personas, as well as the rights to the graphics and the game SPQR. It took one year to write all of the software that is running AncientWorlds now. We have recreated many of the features of AncientSites and added some new ones. The real potential of the site has yet to be realized in the sense that many of the original ideas and designs of the site are once again on the drawing boards of the founders. We find ourselves in a post boom world where the costs of developing and maintaining a site such as this are a fraction of what they were 2 years ago. And so, with a strategy of sustaining the site through time based on member subscriptions, we move upward and outward into the great future that AncientSites should have had, and that, with the help of all the members, AncientWorlds will have!

Read more about the history of AncientWorlds!

Pharamond or Faramund is a legendary early king of the Franks first referred to in the anonymous 8th century Carolingian text Liber Historiae Francorum, also known as the Gesta regnum Francorum. In this work, which is customarily dated to 727, the anonymous author begins by writing of a mythical ‘Trojan’ origin for the Franks. The emphasis of the Liber was upon constructing a specific past for a particular group of people. This makes absolute sense because to study the Trojans one finds the exact mindset of the Nephilim or Black Nobility monarchs throughout history and in the present. The story is told of the election of the first Frankish king. It says that after the death of Sunno, his brother Marcomer, leader of the Ampsivarii and Chatti, proposed to the Franks that they should have one single king, contrary to their tradition. The Liber adds that Pharamond, named as Marchomir’s son, was chosen as this first king thus beginning the tradition of long-haired kings of the Franks, and then states that when he died, his son Chlodio was raised up as the next king. The work says no more of him.

Because there is no reference in any source prior to this work to this figure named Pharamond, who is placed prior to Chlodio (that is, before 428 AD), scholars consider him a legendary rather than historical figure. As a matter of fact in several sources, for example Gregory of Tours, multiple kings are attested to rule simultaneously in later times. It is thus a dubious matter to assume that, even had Pharamond existed, he was ever recognised as sole king. The first king of the Franks who may have been close to this position was Clovis I, but after his death his empire was divided again amongst his sons who ruled again simultaneously. So we have the situation whereby forced onto a tribal community form of rule, we have the one king to rule them all scenario taking shape in France.

The myth of Pharamond has led to new legends and romances in later times. In past times this has led to attempts to falsely write Pharamond into Prosper Tiro. Martin Bouquet at a much later date invented an entire history of Pharamond. A Pharamond appears as the king of France in the Prose Tristan and later Arthurian works, but we now know that almost all Arthurian works in the mix today are the consequence of the commission of Eleanor of Aquitaine to usurp the growing anger of the Britons during the reign of her husband Henry II, so this inclusion in the Arthurian legends makes perfect sense and the very point we see the Nephilim entwine themselves around a hero of the people pre Nephilim intrusion, in this case in Britain. This having been done throughout history against all heroes of the people across the world to enable the fantasy the Merovingians are anything but evil. Not forgetting the facts I have put forward in relation to that we call god is in fact the one we know as Satan / Saturn, having instilled itself between man and his ancestral spirit pre- Anunnaki invasion and installation of its DNA to overbalance to their advantage, giving the race thus created; the fifth Root race, direct contact with the Anunnaki for control. After this event the original three races who oversaw the development of the third dimensional man without direct interference had no choice but to also join in this DNA manipulation to ensure the fifth root race also kept contact with the original three races, showing itself in the race of Saint George. A god called Pharamond appears in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as a provider of transportation for the gods and higher beings. It appears he also has a large amount of control over human transportation as well. He calls himself the last member of his pantheon.

Next in line is the son of Pharamond:

Clodio, King of the Salian Franks

Died: 447

Father: Pharamond
Mother: ?

Married (1):?
Children: Merovech King of The Salian Franks

King of the Salian Franks 426-447 AD

Again we have a semi-legendary King of the Salian Franks and father of Merovech, founder of the Merovingian Dynasty. Called, ‘the Long Hair’ or, ‘the Hairy’ because of the length of his hair. From then on the Merovingians were called the ‘Long Haired Kings’ and the cutting of a king’s hair represented his loss of royal power. Just a little reminiscent of Samson?
According to legend his father was Pharamond 409-426, the first King of the Salian Franks after the departure of the Romans from Gaul. In history, Clodio can be proved real. He lived in Thuringian territory, and ruled at the same time as the semi-legendary kings Theudemer and Richemer. All that is known of his reign is that he took the town of Cambrai from the Romans. He was succeeded by his semi-legendary son Merovech. Unlike Merovech and Clodio, Childeric I, Merovech’s son, was very real.

Next in line we have:

The Keepr of the Graal & Sword

Author: * Pharamond Burgundian – 4 Posts on this thread out of 53 Posts sitewide.
Date: Mar 5, 2003 – 20:45

The Victorian historian Agnes Strickland said this about Fair Rosamond in her ‘Lives if the Queens of England’; “She died practicing the severest penances, in the high order of sanctity, and may be considered the Magdalen of the middle ages. Tradition says she declared on her deathbed that when a certain tree she named in the convent garden was turned to stone, they would know the time she was received into glory. She died deeply venerated by the nuns of Godstow.”

In his book ‘The Great Magdalens’ (1924) Hugh Francis Blunt also puts Fair Rosamond in a collection of Magdalens which includes the Carmelite, Madame de Longueville, lover to Rochefoucauld. In his preface Blunt compares these Magdalens to Guinevere who stole away with five of her ladies to Almesbury where she became a nun doing great penance for her said unfaithfulness to her husband Arthur, she having succumbed to Lancelot’s amor. Seeking haven in a nunnery had become part of the ritual of Chivalas Love that had at its core the Cathar heresy as perpetuated by the troubadours. Later, when the Cathars and Knight Templars were persecuted, much of this ritual was altered to comply with the Church.

King Henry the second was obsessed with Arthurian legend, and on his deathbed is said to have revealed the burial place of Arthur and Guinevere. I suspect Fair Rosamond was Henry’s Guinevere who would born the second coming of King Arthur. Henry had a son by his concubine, Alice, whom he named Arthur. ‘Tristan and Isault’ was written for King Henry, and his wife Eleanor of Aquataine, and is steeped in the Cathar heresy. Mary of Champagne is said to have been the illigitimate daughter of Geoffry ‘The Fair’ Plantagenet, and thus a half sister of Henry. Mary was a renowned poet and is said to have kept a court of troubadours, as did Queen Eleanor, her alleged mother, she the daughter of William ‘King of Troubadors’. Agnes Strickland went on to say;

“According to the peculiar customs of the time, the grave was not closed, but sort of a temporary tabernacle, called in chronicle a hearse (of which the modern hatchment is a relic) was erected over the coffin; this was raised before the high altar, covered with a pall of fair white silk; tapers burnt around it, and banners with emblazonment waved over it. Thus lying in state, it awaited the time for the erection of the monument. Twenty years after, the stern moralist, St. Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, in a course of visitation of convents, came to Godstow and demanded, ‘Who lay there in such state under the rich hearse?’ And when the nuns replied, ‘It was the corpse of their penitent sister, Rosamond Clifford,’ the reformer, perhaps remembering she was the mother of his superior, the archbishop, declared, ‘that the hearse of a harlot was not a fit spectacle for a choir of virgins to contemplate, nor was the front of God’s altar a proper station for it.’

He gave orders for the expulsion of the coffin into the churchyard. The sisters of Godstow were forced to obey at the time; but after the death of Hugh they gartered the bones of Rosamond into a perfumed bag of leather, which they enclosed in a leaden case, and, with all the pertinacity of woman’s affection, deposited them in their original place of interment, pretending the transformation of the tree had taken place according to Rosamond’s prophecy. South records a visit to the ruins of Godstow. ‘The principal remnant serves for a cow-house. A nut tree grows out of the pentinent’s grave, which bears every year a profusion of nuts without kernels.'” Hughes goes on to write;

“On her tomb there were many fine engravings, and among them a cup, perhaps meant to indicate a chalice, but the cup started the story of the poison, for when the stone was demolished at the time the nunnery was dissolved “the tombstone of Rosamond Clifford was taken up at Godstow and broken in pieces, and that upon it were interchangeable weavings drawn out and decked with weavings, rose red and green, and the picture of the cup out of which she drank the poison given her by the queen, carved in stone.”

Addison has Eleanor giving Rosamond a sleeping potion rather then real poison, so that when the victim awake up, she will find herself in a nunnery. Here is the source of the legend of Sleeping Beauty, given a potion by a jealous Queen, but, more then that, after partaking of the Chalice at the Last Supper, the twelve disciples of Jesus, fall asleep.

In the image on the left, you see Rosamond kneeling before a embroidery she has done of Madonna and Child. She looks up, startled to see someone approaching carrying a Chalice. Who is this shadow, that comes “like a thief in the night.” as does Hermes, in our dreams. In the Rougemont Cote of Arms is a cross made from a weaver’s needle nestled amongst the Roses and the Thorns, the thorns being the armed messengers.

“When the nunnery was dissolved the tomb of Rosamond was opened. When it was opened, says an old writer, ” a very sweet smell came out of it.” Some say her body was “un-corrupted” like that of Rosenkrantz, and Jaques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knight Templars.

I am now entertaining the theory that Mary of Champagne was Fair Rosamond, she named after he father ‘The Fair’ Count of Anjou, and a Planterose, the source of the name Plantagenet. This would explain why Henry guarded this precious Rose, like a sister, for she is a Grail Queen descended from King David and the Kings of Troy, thus the Troy-town he built for her, the Labyrinth. Eleanor means, Helen, thus the troubadors were awakening the lost Kingdom of Troy, where I believe David met Bathsheba

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Daneels first child Heilwich was also the only child from his marriage with Katherijn of Berck. Roesmont is already Heilwich in 1416 Daneel Daneels in the Bosch ‘ protocol listed and married v r 1439 with Arnt, son of Berwout Goyart. Arnt Berwout was in 1440/41 and 1455/56 ships of Den Bosch and lived with his wife in the St. George Street opposite the St. George Chapel. On 9 november 1476 wore them in their House to their decided testament about notary Felt Rembout (nr. 403). Berwout Arnt the same year after which the notary died on 1 January 1477 the testament opened on request of Heilwich and the executors of wills, including her brother and her brother-in-law Rutger Ghijsbrecht Roesmont Berwout, husband of Lady Elsbeen. In the testament gave the testateurs to know, inter alia, that she wanted to be buried in the Monastry. They further determined that the executors had to sell their house and that of the purchase consideration a smaller House had to be bought in which a guest house for six poor men of 60 years or older had to be established: the Aert-Berwoutgasthuis. Roesmont, Ghijsbrecht Heilwichs brother, got “all silverwerck ende cleynoten” that the testateurs had acquired during their marriage.

Authari (c. 540 – 5 September 590, Pavia) also known as Agilolf, was king of the Lombards from 584 to his death. After his father, Cleph, died in 574, the Lombardic nobility refused to appoint a successor, resulting in ten years interregnum known as the Rule of the Dukes.
In 574 and 575 the Lombards made the blunder of invading Provence, then part of the kingdom of Burgundy of the Merovingian Guntram. Guntram, allied with his nephew, the king of Austrasia,

Childebert II, invaded Lombardy. The Austrasian army descended the valley of the Adige and took Trent. The Byzantine emperor, Tiberius II, began to negotiate an alliance with the Franks and the Lombards, fearful of a pincer movement, elected another king.
In 584, they elected Duke Authari and ceded him not only the capital of Pavia, but half of their ducal domains as a demesne. He spent his entire reign in wars with Franks, Greeks, and rebels. His first major test was the quashing of the rebel duke Droctulf of Brescello, who had allied with the Romans and was ruling the Po valley. Having expelled him, he spent most of the rest of his six years on the throne fighting the exarch of Ravenna, Smaragdus, or the Merovingian kings.
Guntram and Childebert were still not satisfied with their successes in Italy and they many times threatened invasion, following through on their threats twice. The memory of Theudebert I of Austrasia’s campaigns in Italy, the urging of Childebert’s warlike mother Brunhilda and the Byzantine emperor and exarch, as well as the wrongs done Guntram in the past undoubtedly fueled their quarrelsomeness. In 588, Authari defeated them handily, but in 590, the uncle and nephew led to armies across the Alps, respectively over Mont Cenis and the Brenner to Milan and Verona. Though Authari shut himself up in Pavia, the Franks accomplished little as the exarch’s army did not meet them and the could not even join up with each other. Pestilence turned them around and they left the Lombards much chastened, but hardly defeated.
Authari, when not controlled by foreign armies, expanded the Lombard dominion at the expense of Byzantium. He took the fortress of Comacchio and cut of communication between Padua and Ravenna. Faroald, duke of Spoleto, captured the Ravennan seaport of Classis and utterly devastated it. Authari swept through the peninsula all the way to Reggio, vowing to take Calabria — a vow never to be kept by any Lombard.
On 15 May 589, he married Theodelinda, daughter of the Bavarian duke Garibald I. A Catholic, she had great influence among the Lombards for her virtue. When Authari died in Pavia in 590, possibly by poison, he was succeeded as king by Agilulf, duke of Turin, on the advice, sought by the dukes, of Theodelinda, who married the new king.[1]

In England, at least, the enterprising traders and bankers who found their way to the West, from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though they certainly did not all come from Lombardy, bore the name of Lombards. In the next place, the Lombards or the Italian builders whom they employed or followed, the “masters of Como,” of whom so much is said in the early Lombard laws, introduced a manner of building, stately, solemn and elastic, to which their name has been attached, and which gives a character of its own to some of the most interesting churches in Italy.

The Zavattari were a family of Italian painters active in Lombardy from the 14th to the 16th century.
Cristoforo and Franceschino Zavattari are known as collaborators to the decoration of the Duomo of Milan in the early 15th century. The family’s masterwork are the frescoes in the Theodelinda Chapel in Cathedral of Monza, work by Ambrogio and Gregorio Zavattari (1444). Unusually in fresco, the gold sky is patterned in relief pastiglia plasterwork.
To the Zavattari are attributed some of the cards in the Visconti-Sforza tarot deck, usually referred to Bonifacio Bembo.

Authari, King of the Lombards, sends ambassadors to Childebert, King of the Franks, to ask the hand of his sister Ingarde.jpg

The Zavattari were a family of Italian painters active in Lombardy from the 14th to the 16th century.
Cristoforo and Franceschino Zavattari are known as collaborators to the decoration of the Duomo of Milan in the early 15th century. The family’s masterwork are the frescoes in the Theodelinda Chapel in Cathedral of Monza, work by Ambrogio and Gregorio Zavattari (1444). Unusually in fresco, the gold sky is patterned in relief pastiglia plasterwork.
To the Zavattari are attributed some of the cards in the Visconti-Sforza tarot deck, usually referred to Bonifacio Bembo.

EverQuest (EQ), is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on the 16th of March, 1999. The original design is credited to Brad McQuaid, Steve Clover, and Bill Trost. It was developed by Sony’s 989 Studios and its early-1999 spin-off Verant Interactive, and published by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).[1]
Since its acquisition of Verant in late 1999, SOE develops, runs, and distributes EverQuest.[2] EverQuest’s development is ongoing, and the 18th expansion, Veil of Alaris, was released on November 15, 2011. An additional, limited free-to-play version of EverQuest, and a reduced-cost version, were made available in March 2012.[3]
EverQuest has earned numerous awards, including 1999 GameSpot Game of the Year and a 2007 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award.[4]
Pepin “The Short” (b. 714 in Austrasia) & Bertrade Leon [a Carolingian-Merovingian alliance]
  King of Franks Charlemagne (b. 747 Prussia) & Hildegarde, Empress of Swabia, Germany
    Louis I (b. Aug 778 in France) & Ermengarde (b. abt 778 in Liege, Belgium)
      “Fortis” Duke Robert (b. abt 820 in France) Adelaide (b. 824 in Tours, France)
         Earl Robert I (b. in Bourgogne, France) & Beatrice deVermandois, Normandy, France
           Hugh “The Great” (b. 900 Paris, Seine) & Hedwige (b. abt 915 Saxony, Germany)
              Hugh Capet (b. 939 Paris France) & Adelaide (b. 952 Germany)
                 Robert II (b. March 27, 972 in Orleans) & Constance de Toulouse (b. abt 974 Toulouse)
                    Robert I (b. abt 1011 in Francis) & Hermengarde de Helie Anjou (b. 1016 Anjou, France)
                      Hildegarde de Hildegarde (b. abt 1037 in Bourgogne) & William VIII (b. 1026 Aquitaine)
                        William IX (b. Oct. 22, 1071 & Phillippa Mathilde Maude Toulouse (b. abt 1073 France)
                          William X Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099 in Aquitaine) & Eleanor De Rochefoucaud
                             Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England
Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II, King of England, who was the great-grandson on William the Conqueror through his mother and the grandson of Fulk V, King of Jerusalem, through his father, Geoffrey Plantagenet. Fulk V, however, became King of Jerusalem only as a result of marrying Melesende, the daughter of Baldwin, the second King of Jerusalem, who was a direct male descendant from the Merovingian kings deposed centuries earlier. Baldwin and his brother Godfroi de Bouillion, both heir to the House of David according to Merovingian doctrine, were responsible for the crusades designed to reclaim Jerusalem—and they were briefly successful. Melesende was Fulk V’s second wife; his first wife was the mother of Geoffrey Plantagenet, father of Henry II who married Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry II, though King of England, only had an “in-law” connection to the Merovingian line. However, their children (Richard and John)—through Eleanor’s Merovingian bloodline going back through Charlemagne—were the true Plantagenet’s that could rightfully claim the divine right to rule through descent from the House of David. Richard the Lion Heart was the first King after Henry II died, thereafter transferred to King John (Lackland) after Richard died. The direct parent-child descent from King John through a line of kings, a prince, dukes and barons is well established:

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    I had made peace with my family until my daughter and her tea party lover called me a “parasite” because I get SSI. She saw me as weak. She wanted to attract the attention of the millionaires who hovered around our creative family legacy. Bloemfontein (“flower fountain” in Dutch) was the capital of the independent Boer republic of the Orange Free State, now Free State province. It gave birth to the African National Congress in 1912, the rightwing National Party in 1914 and athlete Zola Budd in 1966. It has a monument and museum devoted to the Anglo-Boer war but struggles to compete with Cape Town or Kruger Park as a tourist hub.
    The Hobbit is playing at cinemas in Bloemfontein, but not everyone realises its local significance. “I’m amazed,” said Phindile Magagula, 43, a chef and painter. “I watched the movies but I didn’t know he was born here. I would never have imagined.”

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