The Swan Brethren and Order of the Crescent

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crescent56Since I was a young man, I dreamed of going to Paris. I never dreamed Paris would come to me.

I just got off the phone with Paris. Virginia is about to have a Yoga Lesson. Then she is off to see her chiropractor. Last night she was suffering from injuries she suffered since she was twenty years of age.

“You and Jesus. His pain lasted a day, yours, thirty years. I feel for you. I care for you. I admire you.”

“Thank you Jon.”

I am forever honored after Virginia got down on one knee and proposed an alliance. The video below captures her Tracheotomy scar that she brought up later as being something I would find imperfect about her. Her sister, Caroline, stayed by Virginia’s side for twenty-eight days while she was in a coma. If not for this, my fiancé may not have come back.

Yesterday I went to the Oregon Urology Institute to repair some damage done by the radiation treatment I had for prostate cancer. I told my doctor I want to become a functioning sexual human being, because my dear friend for sixteen years proposed to me. We will see what we can do. I had a cystoscope.

In an hour of meeting Virginia she told me she is “broken down there” and can not enjoy sexual union. She pointed to her groin. I told her that would not stop us from having some kind of loving bond, because I am broken down there too. It was matter of love at first sight.

On my birthday, after a nurse put a white band on my wrist, she exclaimed;

“Oh! Today’s your birthday! Happy birthday!”

I told her my birthday gift is getting my sexual being repaired. I kept that band on till late last night. I was trying to fathom the significance of it. This morning it came to me…..

I am the Fisher King. I am also Lohengrin, the Swan Knight.

In the union of Virginia Hambely and Jon Presco is the coming together of two Renaissance Orders of Chivalry, the Swan Brethren, and the Order of the Crescent. After telling Virginia about what I found in her family tree, she asked me about my people.

“They don’t matter right now.”

Virginia’s kindred, Bertrand de Beauvau, in 1467, married Jeanne Blanche of Anjou (1438-1470) natural daughter of King René.

A month ago I sent a New York Artist born in Austria on a Quest. He is there now having a show.

The Holy Grail…..is in sight! Yesterday at Saint Vincent de Paul’s I bought a crown off the head of a clerk. I had to have it. A crown is a sun, a star, the corona during an eclipse. It is also a…….comet!

Jon Presco

The Fisher King

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_of_the_Swan

The story of the Knight of the Swan, or Swan Knight, is a medieval tale about a mysterious rescuer who comes in a swan-drawn boat to defend a damsel, his only condition being that he must never be asked his name.

At a later time, the swan knight Loherangrin was incorporated by the German poet Wolfram von Eschenbach into his Arthurian epic Parzival. A German text, written by Konrad von Würzburg in 1257, also featured a Swan Knight without a name. Wolfram’s, Konrad’s were used to construct the libretto for Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin.[2]

The “Swan-Children” appears to have been originally separate from the Godfrey cycle and the Swan Knight story generally.[3] Paris identifies four groups of variants, which he classifies usually by the name of the mother of the swan children.[4]

In the early 13th century, the German poet Wolfram von Eschenbach adapted the Swan Knight motif for his epic Parzival. Here the story is attached to Loherangrin, the son of the protagonist Parzival and the queen of Pelapeire Condwiramurs. As in other versions Loherangrin is a knight who arrives in a swan-pulled boat to defend a lady, in this case Elsa of Brabant. They marry, but he must leave when she breaks the taboo of asking his name.

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/rouge-knight-and-swan-brethren/

Dear Stefan

I have been pretty busy these last weeks. On Sunday, September 8th. at a restaurant, my dear friend Virginia Hambley got down on one knee, took my hand, and proposed marriage to me. I accepted. Hence I have been working on my fiancés Family Tree. I didn’t know – she is France! She is also American Royalty, like Chris, who grew up on Beacon Hill. Virginia grew up in a salt box house in Old Lyme Conneticut. Here is the video of this French Woman down on the knee she just had a oporation on. We have been dear friends for sixteen years. Virginia has memory-loss due to a terrible car accident she was in when she was 21. She was in a coma for 28 days. I am her – memory.

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/my-fiance-princesse-du-sang/

Virginia told me her kindred in France were well off and owned wineries, but, she left out the truth their homes were castles.

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/bourmont-and-breze-castles/

Virginia is disabled, her brilliant mind held prisoner. She keeps forgetting we broke-up, and, that we have gotten back together. This is not an easy relationship. I am her go-to-guy. I am her fix-it man who trims the vines, and wields the paint brush. I was the cat babysitter until the last of her three cats expired four months ago. I am the purchaser of forgotten umbrellas, and left-behind back packs. No sooner do I give her a new (used) one, then I am replacing it. It’s time to stockpile some used winter coats.

Last night, Chris told me how you transformed her apartment, and, how you two met. I am deeply moved. Not many men get to be a knight coming to the rescue of a damsel in distress. Until I came into Virginia’s life, her mother was considering putting her in a home. Virginia has never been married and her mother tied her tubes after forcing her to get an abortion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damsel_in_distress

Last night, Chris told me how you transformed her apartment – and her life. You have Liberated my dear friend. I could tell by her voice she was alas out of her lonely cell. This is a Cinderella Story. This is why I sent Chris the clothes of a Chinese Princess so you can take her to a gallery opening – as a princess!

You have done a great thing, and in my book, you are a great man. You deserve a medal. I have attached a gold coin of Helene Granitsch who was the leader of Austria’s Women’s Liberation Movement. She is standing next to Empress Zita holding a program. Zita sent Helene the furnishings of her bedroom to keep a semblance of her royal life out of the hands of the Nazis. The painitng of the Habsburgs was locked in a bank vault along with the orphans Helene rescued. It is time these orphans got home – along with their LIBERATOR. Here is America’s gift of Lady Liberty to the Austrian People. As fate would have it, Virginia is kin to the House of Bourbon-Parma, and thus the Empress. My fiances’ people are trying to restore the monarchy of France. Chris and Virginia are American Democtratic Royalty.

I am going to write a letter to the President of DIVA and the head of University Museum. It is my desire to see this family portrait restored to the homeland where it will be a cultural symbol, and hopefully a alliance between the city of Vienna and Eugene. Do I have your permission to use your name? I would like to restore Rene de Anjou’s Order of the Crescent that will admit creative people who do not give up on their work of art – no matter what! Christine and Virginia are our Masterpieces! They are Liberated Women.

I have attached photos of Chris’s friends that I will make posters of and send them to her.

Sincerely Your Friend

Jon Gregory Presco

http://kingrene.guice.org/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/beauvau-craon-du-temple-de-rougemont/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/guy-de-rougemont-of-the-academy-of-fine-arts/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/landry-family-were-kin-to-merovingians/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/a-kingdom-and-democracy-in-a-attic/

He is the younger son of Jean III de Beauvau and Jeanne de Tigny[1]. He has an older brother, Pierre i. of Beauvau[2].

He began his career in the service of Louis II of Anjou. Its military acts, career diplomat and creditor to the Court of the Dukes of Anjou, namely Louis III of Anjou and René I of Anjou, and Kings, Charles VII of France and Louis XI of France, finally allowed him to amass a considerable fortune[1]. He was also Seneschal of Anjou, first lay president of the Chamber of accounts in Paris[1] and Senator of the Crescent order.

He married four times, married successively:
Joan of the Tower-Landry,
Françoise de Brézé, for which he built the Château de Ternay in 1439
1456 Ide of the Châtelet
1467 Jeanne Blanche of Anjou (1438-1470) (natural daughter of King René)
and was widowed 4 times. His first three wives will die all the same way: by making the world their seventh child.
Great friend of Jacques Cœur and René of Anjou, King of Sicily, Bertrand de Beauvau, renowned art lover, built several castles, as Ternay and Pimpean, including the chapels have remarkable decorations: Pimpean with murals and Ternay which arch bows is the vertical walls are fully carved.

The House of Beauvau is a very old family from Anjou, titular for several centuries of the seigneurie de Beauvau (Maine-et-Loire) ; of knightly extraction, it traced its evidence of nobility until 1265. It split into two main branches, the Beauvau du Rivau and the Beauvau-Craon, who made career under the Kings of France but also under the Dukes of Lorraine

Related to the counts of Anjou, the Beauvau spent at the service of the Kings of France in the XIIIe century, and the Dukes of Lorraine3 at the end of the middle ages. In 1454, Isabeau de Beauvau (daughter of Louis de Beauvau) married Jean VIII de Bourbon, count of Vendôme ; Isabeau is the trisaieule of King Henri IV, and the Beauvau family was thus recognize the title prestigious cousin of the King, reserved for the few families with an alliance with the House of France, by Louis XIV, then officially by Louis XV in 17394.

The main members of the family include:
René de Beauvau, who accompanied Charles d’Anjou in 1226 to the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples, and became his Constable.
Louis de Beauvau (1409-1462) who was Seneschal of Anjou.
Bertrand de Beauvau (1382-1474), who played a leading role at the Court of Charles VII.
Jean de Beauvau (d.1479), Bishop of Angers in 1451, filed in 1467, and then reinstated in 1469.
François de Beauvau (died1524), Captain of François Ier .
Henri de Beauvau, Ambassador of the Duke of Lorraine at the Court of Rome at the end of the XVIe century.
Gabriel Henri de Beauvau, marquis of Beauvau, County Crissé, Lord of Montgauger.
Gabrielle Elisabeth de Beauvau daughter of Gabriel Henri and Marie Madeleine de Brancas, married on 17 April 1738 Joseph François Louis de Pardieu (1711-1788), ( AvremesnilCounty) including a son Louis Elisabeth de Pardieu, colonel of the regiment of grenadiers from France.

Above is a photo of a ceremony taking place at the Pope’s College that was founded by Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor’s ancestor, and mine, Godschalk Rosemondt. Rosemondt was the Master of Louvain, Falcon Art College, and oversaw the Pope’s College that his close friend, Pope Adrien, instructed him to establish, because Popes from wealthy families promoted the ambitions of wealthy people like Ratzinger did. We are talking about an Art Foundation that promoted Religion and the Arts – and Social Justice for the Good of all!

Godeschalk Rosemondt was the model Renaissance Man who I discovered in the thousands of hours spent studying our family history and genealogy. I got paid no salary, and have exalted my family – forever! They will be immortals as I reveal Rosemondts important contribution that has been hidden from view, his history all but disappeared due to the struggle the Reformers had with the Inquisition. Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code is fiction. Here is the real thing. What Baigent and Leigh eluded to in their book ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ is substantiated in my fourteen year study of The Rose of the World.

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/rosemondts-art-foundation/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/to-godschalk-rosemondt-louvain-18-october-1520/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/godeschalk-rosemondt-renaissance-man/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/bourmont-and-breze-castles/

Geoffroy de la Tour-Landry
(1320-1391)
1) ép. 1353 Jeanne de Rougé
(?-ap. 1383)
soeur de Mahaut de Rougé
et fille de Bonnabes de Rougé

de la Tour-Landry

This Rosemondt was a theology professor who worked Eindhoven Godschalk and lived in Leuven. He died in 1526. His exact date of birth is not known but is around 1483. To his acquaintances included a.o. Erasmus and Pope Adrian VI. The confession book is published at Leuven in 1554 but the first edition dates from 1518. The beautifully ornate book band dates from 1575. The book is written in Latin and covers mainly the seven deadly sins and is a theological and sacramentlogische effects of confession. In addition, one can see the book as a scholastic and scientific work that especially intended for theology students and scholars who obviously Latin mighty were.
Rosemondt was a extraordinary professor of theology in 1515 and ordinary professor in 1520. For the half-year August 1520-February 1521 he was rector of the university and it was at this time that he was in communication with Erasmus (cf. Allen Ep. 1153, 1164 & 1172), who called him in one letter: “Vir melior quam pro vulgari sorte theologorum”. Rosemondt was less dogmatic than most inquisitors and his writings have been compared with those of Erasmus. He was also known as an eloquent vicar and friend of the Dutch Pope Adrian VI.
Between 1516 and 1519 he composed many devotional works, all but the Confessionale in Dutch. The Confessionale is partially a translation of the Boecxken van der Biechten but is far more detailed and lengthy. It shares some of its content as well as its amiable tone with the Boecxken, published one year earlier. The content reflects the fact that it is intended for a better-educated reader. It is the first book in which the Summa of Thomas Aquinas is used for resolving conflicts of conscience. For his audacious statements in chapter XX, ‘De excommunicatione’ Rosemondt was rebuked by Pope Benedict XIV, who considered the book to be in discord with the views of the church. Although Rosemondt based his arguments on old concepts of Catholic clerical law, he expanded these principles to a much greater extent than the church was prepared to accept. The conrector of the Latin School at Antwerp, Levinus Linius (+1533) contributed a laudatory poem, printed on the verso of the title. Tentler considers the Confessionale as ‘A work of learning and pastoral wisdom’.

THE feudal castle of La Tour-Landry, from which the author of the following book received his name, stood between Chollet and Vezins, in the part of the old province of Anjou which lay between Poitou and Brittany, where its ruins are still visible, consisting of a great donjon, or keep, said to date from the twelfth century. The family of our Knight appears to have been established there at least as early as that date. In the year 1200, a Landry de la Tour, lord of this place, is found engaged in a lawsuit relating to lands; and the names of different members of the family are met with not unfrequently during the thirteenth century. M. de Montaiglon, the editor of the original text of the Knight’s “Book,” who has investigated this question with laborious care, considers that the father of our author was Geoffroy de la Tour, spoken of at the beginning of the fourteenth century as lord of La Tour-Landry, Bourmont, La Galonière Loroux-Bottereau, and Cornouaille, and who, under the banner of the Count of Anjou in 1336, distinguished himself by his courage in the war with the English.
This Geoffroy de la Tour had two sons, our Geoffroy, who was the eldest, and another named Arquade, who is supposed to have been much younger than his brother. The latter, our Geoffroy de la Tour-Landry, appears from his own account to have been present at the seige of Aguillon in 1346. His name again appears in a military muster in 1363. We know that he married Jeanne de Rougé, younger daughter of Bonabes de Rougé, lord of Erval, vicomte of La Guerche, and chamberlain to the king, but we are unacquainted with the date of this marriage, though in 1371 and 1372, when he composed the following book, he must have been married a sufficient length of time to have sons and daughters of an age to require instruction of this kind.

Marie-Hélène de Maillé de La Tour-Landry
Titres: dame de Bourmont et de la Cornuaille, comtesse de Ghaisne
Née en 1670
Décédée le 22 février 1752 – château de Bourmont, Freigné, Anjou, France , à l’âge de 82 ans
Inhumée en 1752 – en l’église de Freigné, Maine-et-Loire
Parents
Charles , marquis de Maillé de La Tour-Landry 1636-1701
Marie-Madeleine de Broc , marquise de Jalesnes 1629-1713
Union(s) et enfant(s)
Mariée le 19 novembre 1697 , Vernantes, avec Marie-Henry , comte de Ghaisne 1662-1710 (Parents : Pierre IV de Ghaisne , seigneur du Gesnetay 1629-1674 & Perrine du Rocher †1688 )  (témoins : Charles , marquis de Maillé de La Tour-Landry 1636-1701 , Marie-Madeleine de Broc , marquise de Jalesnes 1629-1713 , Georges de Maillé , marquis de La Tour-Landry 1665- , Marie-Anne Frézeau de La Frézellière , Charles de Maillé de La Tour-Landry , capitaine de Vaisseaux du Roi ) dont
Louis I de Ghaisne de Bourmont 1699-1701
Louis II de Ghaisne de Bourmont , comte de Ghaisne 1705-1782 marié en 1736 avec Marie de Valory , comtesse de Bourmont 1714-1766
Frères et sœurs
Georges de Maillé , marquis de La Tour-Landry 1665-
André de Maillé de La Tour-Landry
Charles de Maillé de La Tour-Landry , capitaine de Vaisseaux du Roi
Suzanne de Maillé de La Tour-Landry
Michel de Maillé de La Tour-Landry , chevalier de Malte 1674-
Michelle de Maillé de La Tour-Landry

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/landry-family-were-kin-to-merovingians/

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/the-house-of-beauvau/

Geoffrey IV de la Tour Landry (c. 1320 – 1391) was a nobleman of Anjou who compiled Livre pour l’enseignement de ses filles for the instruction of his daughters, in 1371–1372. A similar book he had previously written for his sons, according to his opening text, has disappeared. The work became the most popular educational treatise of the Late Middle Ages. It was translated into German, as Der Ritter vom Turn, and at least twice into English, once by William Caxton, who printed it as The Book of the Knight of the Tower in 1483.[1]

Helene Granitsch (* June 4 or 8 June 1876 as Helene Mündl or ending in Vienna; died 1956 in Portland, Oregon, United States) was an Austrian writer and a leader in the women’s movement.

Granitsch began her social commitment in the area of pulic relations (then “propaganda”) for the maternal and infant protection in 1901 and was first Vice President of the Association for maternal and infant protection founded in 1902 by you and Prof. th. Escherich. She founded and organized the Association of “Infant protection” (1903), the first infant Department in the St. Anna children’s Hospital and the first infant care channel school.

1911-1920 Granitsch was head of the “Imperial organization of housewives of in Austria”. She campaigned for women’s equality, worked together with Berta von Suttner in the Austrian peace society and participated in the construction of the Austrian women’s movement.

in 1914, she created the “Kriegspatentschaft”, whose Vice President was until 1920 together with other clubs. She was President of the “economic association founded by you of intellectual workers and the middle class” and founder of the “international aid for intellectual work” 1911 to 1920. After the first world war Vice President was member of the “Consultativen women League of Nations Committee” in Geneva Granitsch of her co-founded Austrian women’s Party with this function 1928.

Also studied Granitsch questions of the international tourism and founded the “Welcome to Club”, which later continued the tourism section “Welcome in Austria” by Marianne Hainisch founded Austrian Frauenschaft, whose (Ehren-) Präsidentin Granitsch was since 1930, modeled on English and French. Within the framework of this women’s Association, talks were held to social and economic policy, but also artistic themes, organized receptions and trips and maintained a reger international exchange with scientists.

Honorary President of the Association was also member of numerous social and cultural associations such as the cultural association, the American Austrian society, the political society or organization of the Viennese press Board of Directors of the “Mittella” and “Akreva” Granitsch “German women’s aid” in Salzburg, an honorary member of the society of women artists in Vienna, GES. m. b. H., whose founding she has been involved.

1938 Granitsch moved to the United States, where she also busied himself in the women’s movement, and was elected in the “Women worlds council” in Washington .

As a writer, was devoted mainly the question of woman Granitsch and edited the “book of women”.

in 1951 on the occasion of her 75th birthday, Vice President of the “world Womens party” received the honorary title Granitsch.


Inflation! Advanced print from the Viennese fashion. GES. f. graph. Industry, Vienna 1912.


War service of women. Hugo Heller, Vienna 1915.


The milk with special reference to the Vienna milk supply. Joh. N. Vernay, Vienna 1915.


War and luxury. Vienna 1917.

http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/Fisherking/fkessay.htm
Chris commented on The Rose Monts of Swan Castle
Godeschalck Roesmondt also appears in the so called ‘Spechtbook’ (named after administrator Nicolaus Specht) of the Duke of Brabant, administrating goods the sovereign duke gave in loan to his knights and noblemen.
These families (De Roover, Roesmondt, Van Broeckhoven, Van Vladeracken etc.) are like the Duke of Brabant probably descendants of the former Duke of Lotharingen and therefore (via the counts of Taxandria) of Charlemagne.
The mentioned Jan Willems van Dongen, is by inheritage a bannerlord of the House van Arkel, also descending from Charlemagne and at that time Lord of High and Low Zwaluwe, vicount of Schoonhoven etc. etc. This is the very elite of Brabant at that time and probably all (noble) family related.
Lohengrin first appears as “Loherangrin,” the son of Parzival and Condwiramurs in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival.[1] Wolfram’s story is a variation of the Knight of the Swan tale, previously attached to the Crusade cycle of medieval literature. Loherangrin and his twin brother Kardeiz join their parents in Munsalväsche when Parzival becomes the Grail King; Kardeiz later inherits their father’s secular lands, and Loherangrin remains in Munsalväsche as a Grail Knight. Members of this order are sent out in secret to provide lords to kingdoms that have lost their protectors and Loherangrin is eventually called to this duty in Brabant, where the duke has died without a male heir. His daughter Elsa fears the kingdom will be lost, but Loherangrin arrives in a boat pulled by a swan and offers to defend her, though he warns her she must never ask his name. He weds the duchess and serves Brabant for years, but one day Elsa asks the forbidden question. He explains his origin and steps back onto his swan boat, never to return.
The Knight of the Swan story was previously known from the tales of the ancestry of Godfrey of Bouillon, the first ruler of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. The story appears in the two versions of the tale Naissance du Chevalier au Cygne, which describes the Swan Knight Elias arriving to defend the dispossessed Duchess of Bouillon. They marry and have a daughter, Ida, who becomes the mother of Godfrey and his brothers. The Knight of the Swan is not the only altered version of a popular story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Crescent

In looking for a name for the new team, the members were in favor of following a historical model, and the idea of basing the team on “The Order of the Crescent”, a 15th C. chivalric order, evolved. This order was founded in 1448 by René of Anjou and died with him in 1480. As René was an avid tournyer and jouster, as well as one of the great 15th C. patrons of art, literature and culture, using his chivalric model for a jousting team seemed especially appropriate. In Rene’s order, the leader was dignified with the title of “Senator”, and was elected annually to preside over meetings of the order.
http://www.historicenterprises.com/journal/02/

In Arthurian legend, the Fisher King, or the Wounded King, is the latest in a long line charged with keeping the Holy Grail. Versions of his story vary widely, but he is always wounded in the legs or groin and incapable of moving on his own. When he is injured, his kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren Wasteland. Little is left for him to do but fish in the river near his castle Corbenic. Knights travel from many lands to heal the Fisher King, but only the chosen can accomplish the feat. This is Percival in earlier stories; in later versions, he is joined by Galahad and Bors.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/rosemond/messages/3.html
My kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor is in the Peerage as are those closely related to her. Burke’s Peerage, for the time being, does not pursue the genealogy of Elizabeth Mary Rosemond, Liz’s grandmother, to all the Rosamonds, including my mother Rosemary Rosamond, and my sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, whose marriage to Garth Benton put us in the Preston family tree that has ties to the Stewarts, and thus Kate and William Windsor who gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. This royal child is yet to have been given a name.

On the plain outside Camelot, Percival found the Red Knight waiting.
Percival asked, “Are you the Knight who would dare insult the Queen?”
“I am,” answered the other. “Are you prepared to undertake the
Challenge of the Red Knight?”
“I am,” said Percival, and he lowered the visor of his helm. Then the
two knights rode at one another as fast as they could, and they met
together with such violence that the Percival’s lance broke against
the Red Knight’s shield, and they were both knocked from their
horses.
Sir Percival rose to find that the Red Knight’s armor had been
pierced in the side, so that blood flowed from the wound. As Percival
struggled to regain his senses, he saw the Red Knight mount his
horse, snatch up his lance, and ride off into the forest. Percival
climbed onto his own horse to pursue the Red Knight.
“What of the Red Knight? Why did he take the Chalice and insult the
Queen?”
“The Red Knight was sent to Camelot,” said his aunt, “for the same
reason that the Chalice was sent, and that was to discover a Knight
of Arthur’s Round Table who was worthy to take the place of the
Guardian of the Red Chapel, who has grown too old to perform all his
duties.”

Red Knight is a title borne by several characters in Arthurian
legend. The first is likely the Red Knight of the Heath in Chrétien
de Troyes’ Perceval, the Story of the Grail; he steals a cup from
King Arthur and is killed by the protagonist Perceval, who wears his
armor and comes to be known as the Red Knight himself. In Wolfram von
Eschenbach’s Parzival, a retelling of Chrétien, the Red Knight is
identified as Sir Ither, and is a cousin to both Arthur and Parzival.
Two further Red Knights appear in the tale of Gareth in Sir Thomas
Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur. The first is named Sir Perimones, who,
like his three brothers the Black Knight, the Green Knight (distinct
from the character in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight), and Sir
Persant of Inde, is bested by the young Gareth. After these initial
trials Gareth must face the Red Knight of the Red Launds, whose real
name is Sir Ironside. Ironside has the strength of seven men and has
trapped the princess of Lyonesse in a tower from which Gareth must
save her. Though he had demonstrated a cruel and sadistic nature,
Ironside is brought around and even made a Knight of the Round Table.
Furthermore, Gawain is also known as the Red Knight for a brief time
in Perlesvaus, and Galahad is called by this name in the Lancelot-
Grail cycle.

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1 Response to The Swan Brethren and Order of the Crescent

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    Virginia’s kindred, Bertrand de Beauvau, in 1467, married Jeanne Blanche of Anjou (1438-1470) natural daughter of King René.

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