This morning I found the missing piece of the puzzle that proves a linaege of royalty tried to tie the Grail Legends to their family in the twelfth century. This attempt was overt and extensive. I know I have a book that will make me a famous Grail scholar. I will consider if I will keep my discovery a secret, for now. It knocks all the Sinclair claims off the mountain, and blows their juggernaught out of the water. They got close to the truth, but, no cigar. Sinclair sites in the web link their name to the Holy Grail but offer no evidence. Roslin is a variation of the name Rosemary and Rosamond.
“Merlin designed Camelot with a rose at its apex, and over the Round Table he placed the “Subrosa” (or Rose) that may very well been a suspended sword, or Chalice of Blood.”
“Although this theory is considered purely illogical by many, its followers base their belief on the fact that Jesus� mother, Mary, was also known as Santa Mara della rosa, and Jesus as �the rose of Sharon,� thus linking them to the Sinclair�s of Roslin, which they have decoded as Rose line. This theory is also supported by Dan Brown�s The Da Vinci Code.”
First name origins & meanings:
Spanish: Pretty rose
Latin: A flower
French: Little red-haired one
Scottish: Redhead; explosive
First name variations: Rosalinda, Rosaline, Roseline, Rosalyn, Roselyn, Rosey, Rosilind, Rose-Lyn, Rosalind, Rosa, Rosie, Rosey, Roz, Rozsi, Rosalie, Rosalee, Rosalia, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosina, Rosena, Rasia, Rois, Rosita, Rosebud, Rosabell, Rosly, Rosamund, Rosmund, Rosemonde, Rozamund, Roanee, Roanna, Rosaleen, Rosellen, Roselle, Rosella, Rosemary, Rosemarie, Chara, Charo, Rose, Rosselin, Roslyn, Rose-Lynn, Rosalyn, Rosalind, Rosalinde, Rosalinda, Rozling, Rosling
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The legendary exploits of Henry Sinclair have grown to incur this unremarkable fourteenth century Orkney earl a reputation that has very little to do with his actual accomplishments. Beneath centuries of legend, mythology, and pseudo-history, the historically uninteresting Henry Sinclair has been supplanted with a character famed for his associations with the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, a Freemason conspiracy, and a trans-Atlantic voyage.
To understand the mysteries surrounding Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, we must first examine the origins of his family. The St. Clairs trace their origins back to Rognvold “The Mighty,” a ninth century Norse chief whose son, Rollo, made war with King Charles of France. The treaty they signed in 912 at St. Clair-sur-Epte, from which the family takes its name, made Rollo the 1st Duke of Normandy. William “the Seemly” St. Clair, descendant of Rollo and founder of the Scottish Sinclair clan, came to England with his first cousin, William the Conqueror, and fought alongside him at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Two years later, he accompanied Margaret, a Saxon princess, from her refuge in the Hungarian royal court to Scotland, where she married King Malcolm III. On the journey, St. Margaret carried with her the Holy Rood, a relic of the True Cross. For these acts, William St. Clair was granted the Barony of Roslin in 1070. (The name derives from the combination of the Gaelic words ros, or rock, and lyn, or waterfall.) William’s son and heir, Sir Henry St. Clair, 2nd Baron of Roslin, fought in the First Crusade.
The Sinclair family fought with Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn, and Sir Henry, 7th Baron of Roslin, was one of the peers who signed his name to the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. After Robert the Bruce died, Sir Henry’s two sons, William and John, accompanied Sir James Douglas to carry the king’s heart to Jerusalem to deposit it in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. William, John, and Douglas all died in a fierce battle with the Moors at Teba in Spain in 1330, but the Moors were so impressed with the courage of the Scottish knights that they allowed the survivors to take their dead – and the king’s heart – for burial back home.
Remains of Roslin Castle
This is the family into which Henry Sinclair was born. This much we know for certain: Henry Sinclair was born in Roslin Castle near Edinburgh around 1345. He was the son and heir of William Sinclair, 8th Baron of Roslin, and Isobel of Strathearn, daughter of Maol Ísa, Earl of Orkney. Henry inherited the Barony of Roslin, along with a group of minor properties in Lothian, when his father died around 1358. After winning a succession dispute with two cousins at the death of Maol Ísa, King Haakon VI of Norway invested and confirmed Henry as the Norwegian Earl of Orkney at a ceremony in Marstrand in 1379. The Sinclair Diploma, written by Henry’s grandson, states that the earl retired to Orkney in the later part of his life, where, in 1401, he was killed during an English invasion. His son, also named Henry, inherited the earldom but remained in Roslin all his life, never visiting once during his twenty-year
o if Sinclair actually �discovered� America before Columbus, why was this fact hidden from history? The answer is unclear, but it likely stems from the theory�s further assertion that Sinclair�s voyage was in some way intertwined with the Knights Templar � supposed keepers of the Holy Grail. According to his doctrine, Sinclair made the trip to escape Templar persecution by Philip the Fair.
Templar Insignia, linked to Henry�s grandson William, has been found in the Chapel. These include a grave-marker stone engraved with templar emblems and the words �templar knights,� as well as a portrayal of a templar knight holding a sword over an initiate, supposedly meant to symbolize the protection of the secrets of the organization.
According to some, William was the direct descendant of another William St Claire, who was also the first Grand Master Mason of the Grande Lodge of Scotland, a position that was subsequently held by other members of the St. Claire family. Linked to this, others say, is the fact that not only were the St Claire family members of the Knights Templar and thus keepers of the Holy Grail � they were the Grail. That is to say the St Claire family actually descended from the Jesus family bloodline.
Although this theory is considered purely illogical by many, its followers base their belief on the fact that Jesus� mother, Mary, was also known as Santa Mara della rosa, and Jesus as �the rose of Sharon,� thus linking them to the Sinclair�s of Roslin, which they have decoded as Rose line. This theory is also supported by Dan Brown�s The Da Vinci Code.