The Spindle and Distaff of the Templar Shroud






“U.S. authorities warn that IS poses the greatest threat in years with its “apocalyptic” vision.”

How many of my readers thought I had really flipped when I saw the awakening of a apocalyptic nightmare in the artwork of my ex-wife, Mary Ann Tharaldsen?

Pope Francis has called for a new crusade, but stops short of bidding Christians to take up arms. Instead, he called upon the secular United Nations to intervene on the behalf of religious people.

For over a month, I have been seeking a way to found a secular state, or cyber-nation, that would be a sanctuary to secular peoples such as my Jewish mathematician friends. I call upon Francis to call for a world-wide truce, and bid all Christian sects to end their long holy crusade against secular non-believers that are being targeted by ISIS. I am poised to found a new Knight Templar Order that will be secular in nature, but will contain a religious branch.

I am going to do a mock-up of a modern day secular I-Ching based upon the novels of Thomas Pynchon, where the literary genius crowd can consult the Pyhng-Ching using 49 of the 50 yarrow sticks in order to grasp what kind of secular day they can look forward to, or, own another clue who Tom was, and where he is at. He is the Liberal Confucius of our day.

ISIS has called my President a “crusader” who is spreading Freemasonry. The Templars have been associated with the Masons. This suggests ISIS was born on the World Wide Web spun by a rose-colored spider up in her high tower. Since June 30th, when I posted my apocolyptic vision, the whole world has had to bring out its weaving spider in order to repair the rents made my ISIS. They have put the world on the defense, which gives them the upper hand. This is why God born prophets to be warning sirens. The Benton family were Freemasons.

When the Pope called for the last crusade, there was no democracy in the world. The Papacy controlled the royalty of the world, and defended the divine right of kings. The Protestant religion did not exist. My ancestors were there at its inception. Pope Adrien came up with his own Reformation, and rescued the Knights of Saint John from Malta. Adrien also had Rosemondt found the Pope’s college for poor students.

The Rosamonds were in Basle when the weavers had their reformation that called for the world’s first democracy. This is key, for ISIS is first a threat to Democracy, then Religion. Sectarian Warfare has torn the world apart. Consider Ghandi and India and the rise of the neo-Confederate evangelical Red State Doomsayers who took over our Congress claiming their brand of Jesus founded a Democracy. Prove it!

But for John the Baptist, when Jesus rose from the water of his baptism, not one believer did he behold, Everyman was his potential friend. Jesus has evolved in to a simple Man of Democracy. What banner does he wave?
God has His own banner. It is not red, white, and blue!

The Catholic Church has engaged in forceful conversions, and ISIS is a Deadly Ghost from that Papal history. Denis de Rougemont co-founded the United Nations, and may be kin to the Rougemont Knights Templar who I proved owned the Shroud of Turin. For this reason I claim rightful ownership of the Linen Shroud in the name of my Rosamond Family Weavers who belonged to the Linen Weavers Guilds of Basle, and fought in the American Revolution under the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag in South Carolina.

I declare the image on this linen to be a Democratic Man born in America in 1776, and was crucified for wanting to free the slaves and for wanting women to won the right to vote. He is our Democratic Liberator and Gonfalon. As I see it, President Barack Obama, has come to the aid of those in dire stress, employing our Democratic Armed Forces against real Evil.

Our President is much more than a Crusader. The long silenced voices of the Knights Templar of Fontenette, salute our Commander in Chief.

In an apparent reference to the United States, Francis said “one nation alone cannot judge” the best means of stopping groups like ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State. Those decisions should be made collectively by the United Nations, the pontiff said.



The Ark upon the mountain
The Dove and Branch upon the sea
The hammers of iniquity
beat upon my forgotten tomb
I am awake upon the turbulant waters
My enemies cast lots
and blame me for their sins
while God’s friends
read me on the Day of Atonement
so all will be saved
so all will be united in peace
The sun went down on me
so long ago
The vine that grew over my head
has wilted in the desert of forgetfulness
But, there on a mountian
a purple haze
a rosy afterglow
in a King’s rosegarden atop a mount
that bid noble knights to climb hither
that beckon knights to sever a thread
and once again
be brave


“Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organization that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest-ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was sufficient for the United States to “contain” the group that has reshaped the map of Iraq and Syria.”

I wrote about Thomas Pynchon’s apocalyptic visions. In the painting he refers to, I see the eight beauties weaving the Holy Shroud of Turin.

European leaders face calls to take direct action against the Islamic State including in Syria after the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, but politicians are reluctant to take the lead after previous missteps in the region.

Bennett Rosamond and I look alike. At the Mill I asked our guide, Bill, about a “weaver’s needle”. He showed me an object that could not have been what the Rougemonts wore on Crusade. We talked to five elderly women in the weaving room, and they concluded the needle was a spindle. I found myself in a living Fairy Tale, and Templar Legend.
On the floor of the mill was wool. We were given a sample to touch. The woman next to me asked if we could keep it, and gave half to me. See photo above of my piece of yarn.

Here is a post made October 3, 2011

The Rosenmund cote of arms contains a cross. Only a family that went on crusade can put a cross on their shield. This cross is made up of a weaving hook, according to the Rosamond family genealogists, and was worn as a tunic pin by the Rougemont Crusaders. What this cross is, is a spindle. The Knights Templar of Fontenotte had a spindle on the marker outside their chapel where in the place of roses, they have two camels that represent the Outremer, the Kingdom of God that was lost to Islam. It is time to awaken that kingdom from a long sleep.

The Templar cross is a spindle viewed from the top. We see it laid down on the monument. This is my revelation after attending a weavers convention at the Lane County fairgrounds where I saw a spindle that looked like a cross. I talked to an expert who was present, and he said this cross design had been around before the Crusades. This is evidence my Rosamond/Rougemont ancestors were Knights Templar.

Grimms named Briar Rose, Rosamond. She is pricked by a spindle and falls asleep. Her father’s kingdom falls asleep with her.

My grandfather, Royal Rosamond,was born of two roses, William Thomas Rosamond, and Ida Louisiana Rose. My mother was Rosemary Rosamond. Her mother was Mary Magdalene Rosamond. My late sister was Christine Rosamond Benton.

Gottschalk Rosemont gifted the Vatican with a large building that contained the weavers guilds of the Netherlands. This became Leuvain College where his grandson was master. Gottschalk Rosemont was the master of Falcom Art College, and wrote a book ‘Confessionals’ that he signed with the image of a rose, that is the same rose the Royal Family of Holland wear, but, in full bloom. This is the emblem of the Swan Brethren.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011

Above is the Rosamond cote of arms that has a cross made of a weavers needle on a mount with two flowers. You can not have a cross in your cote of arms unless your kindred went on crusade. Did the Lords of Rougemont and Florimont go on Crusade? I believe they went as Knights Templar.

The Rosamond family were weavers for countless generations. Surely we took interest in the story of Sleeping Beauty. Perhaps, it is a family yarn whose woof and weave connects us to the bloodline of the Swan Knight? Hans Ulrich Rosemond was a weaver. Ulrich means “wolf ruler’, and Hans is John.

A month into World War Two, German troops entered the city of Louvain and utterly destroyed it because freedom fighter were allegedly sniping at the Kaizer’s men. Atrocities were committed. Nuns were stripped naked in search of weapons. Citizens were herded off to concecration camps. Louvain College was burned to the ground along with four Art Colleges. One of them was the Falcon Art College of which my ancestor Godeschald Rosemondt was the Master. Was his artwork lost in the flames?
Above is a photo of Rosemondt’s book that he signs with a Rose and Mont. There is a Habsburg cote of arms and a emplem for the Falcon College. The Rosemondts were members of the Swan Brethren who wore a pen of a closed rose surrounded by thorns.

Here is the story of the Sleeping Beauty Princess named Rosamond and a beautiful city full of Artists and Thinkers that is destroyed because of the Kulturekumpf (cutlure war) The Kaizer is waging against Catholics. Louvain is a famous Cathlic University that was established in a Weaver’s Hall donated by another Godeschalk Rosemondt. Losing a Weaver’s Rebellion, many weaver families fled to England.

I just found out about the destruction of Louvain this morning. I believe much of the Rosemondt Family history was lost. I believe I was born to raise it from the ashes. I am The Rose of the World.
The cote of arms of Louvain depicts a open book with empty pages. Consider the Faun showing Ofelia the book of the Crossroads – the Rose Crossroads. The Louvain atrocity preceeds the atrocities of Franco against the Freedom Fighters of Spain, and the Jews of Germany. Louvain was a portal into the future, a bell that sounded a warning.

A Seer said I go each knight to a place the Rosicrucians discovered called ‘The Catherdral of the Souls’ where I have a reserved seat at a great wooden table. There is a hood figure standing behind because I am……..The One.

Awake and rise my dear Roses! Arise!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2014

“Peter Rosemond further reported information from the Records Office in Basle that “before Basle the family resided in Holland up to 1338, and it is said they descended from the estate Rosemont, near Belfort, in France, where also the village Rougemont is found.”

A family coat-of-arms was registered in Basle about 1537 when the first Hans became a resident there. A reproduction of this coat-of-arms in the writer’s possession shows a weaver’s crook conspicuously, and it will be remembered that in Ireland our people were linen weavers and farmers, and that Edward, the elder, was a weaver in this country. Peter Rosemond had seen in print the letters from Erasmus to Gotschalk Rosemondt. He noticed that a seal used by a Rosemont in Holland, bearing a jumping fox,
was like an emblem he had noticed in a wall of the house Rebleuten-
Zunft in Basle. This seal dated back to 1430, whereas the coat-of-
arms above mentioned dates from 1534, it seems.

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Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel Holds Press Briefing At Pentagon



People operating in their own consensual reality are a lot more dangerous.
ISIS accuses the Kurds (?) of being agents of the Freemasons turning to the Black of Washington or the Slave of Washington.
“So the dog of the Romans thrusted his air force into a new dilemma; and entered into a military pact with the agents of yesterday, the Kurds, to commit the same stupidity that he has not awakened to, even until now!” ISIS rants.
Apparently Obama is the dog of the Romans. Also a Freemason? And a Crusader. Lots of hats for a guy who mostly plays golf.
ISIS denies what the “satellite channels of lies” say that it was forced to retreat. Then it concedes that it carried out some “tactical withdrawals” which is proper milprop speak for retreat.

The former Labour leader – now a Middle East peace envoy – said failure to act now could lead to a terror attack in the UK. His comments led to an avalanche of criticisms.
Former deputy PM John Prescott accused Mr Blair of trying to take the West ‘back to the Crusades’.
And Clare Short, who also served in Mr Blair’s Cabinet, branded him a ‘complete American neocon’, adding: ‘More bombing will not solve it, it will just exacerbate it.’
Miss Short, who resigned over the decision to go to war, said Mr Blair had been ‘absolutely, consistently wrong, wrong, wrong’ on the issue of Iraq.
Mr Prescott, Mr Blair’s deputy at the time of the war, accused his political ally of trying to take the West ‘back to the Crusades’.
‘He says he’s disappointed with what has happened in Iraq… but he wants to invade somewhere else now,’ he told Sky News.

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The gonfalon, gonfalone (from the early Italian confalone), or “gonfanon” (from French heraldry) is a type of heraldic flag or banner, often pointed, swallow-tailed, or with several streamers, and suspended from a crossbar in an identical manner to the ancient Roman vexillum. It was first adopted by Italian medieval communes, and later, by local Guilds, Corporations and Districts.

Such a captive maiden, having plenty of time to think, soon realizes that her tower, its height and architecture, are like her ego only incidental: that what really keeps her where she is is magic, anonymous and malignant, visited on her from outside and for no reason at all. Having no apparatus except gut fear and female cunning to examine this formless magic, to understand how it works, how to measure its field strength, count its lines of force, she may fall back on superstition, or take up a useful hobby like embroidery, or go mad, or marry a disk jockey. If the tower is everywhere and the knight of deliverance no proof against its magic, what else?”
― Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

52The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many. 54Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”…

The shroud is a herringbone twill with a 3:1 weave, of probably 1st century Syrian design. The flax fibrils contain entwisted cotton fibrils from a previous work of the loom. The cotton is Gossypium herbaceum, a Middle Eastern species not found in Europe

The release of a video this week showing Foley’s beheading by a black-clad Islamic State (IS) militant with a British accent has emerged as a possible game-changer in the fight against the jihadist group.

U.S. authorities warn that IS poses the greatest threat in years with its “apocalyptic” vision, and a YouGov poll published in Britain on Friday showed support for joining U.S. air strikes against the militants in Iraq rising six points to 43 percent.

Political leaders in Britain, France and Germany have so far ruled out joining military action in Iraq but reiterated their commitment to supporting Kurdish rebels fighting IS, which split from al Qaeda in a row over strategy.

An IFOP poll released on Thursday showed the majority of French people, 52 percent, approved of arming Iraqi Kurdish forces to tackle IS, which now controls one third of Iraq, and whose numbers have been bolstered by radicalized Muslims from Europe.

European leaders are expected to face greater pressure for involvement at a NATO meeting in Wales next month. Some politicians say it is time to take the fight to Syria, where the group has its power base, and even work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite condemnation of his regime.

“Sometimes you have to deal with somebody who’s nasty in order to deal with people who are even nastier,” Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the British parliament’s intelligence and security committee and a former foreign secretary, told Reuters.

“If the Americans are as serious as they say they are about eliminating (IS) in Syria as well as in Iraq, you cannot do that by air strikes alone … you need boots on the ground.”

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested on Thursday that IS would remain a danger until it could no longer count on safe havens in Syria.

Pope Francis has written to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, about the tough the situation in Iraq and called to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) that controlling large territories in north of Iraq and Syria. The letter was sent to Ban Ki Moon at August 9, and released during last Wednesday (Aug 13) and was published by Rightwing News

The letter condemns the violence in Iraq, and calls to the international community to act swiftly and decisively in order to stop the humanitarian disaster currently taking place in the country.

The letter as it was published by Rightwing News:

“It is with a heavy and anguished heart that I have been following the dramatic events of these past few days in Northern Iraq where Christians and other religious minorities have been forced to flee from their homes and witness the destruction of their places of worship and religious patrimony. Moved by their plight, I have asked His Eminence Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, who served as the Representative of my predecessors, Pope St John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, to the people in Iraq, to manifest my spiritual closeness and to express my concern, and that of the entire Catholic Church, for the intolerable suffering of those who only wish to live in peace, harmony and freedom in the land of their forefathers.

In the same spirit, I write to you, Mr Secretary-General, and place before you the tears, the suffering and the heartfelt cries of despair of Christians and other religious minorities of the beloved land of Iraq. In renewing my urgent appeal to the international community to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway, I encourage all the competent organs of the United Nations, in particular those responsible for security, peace, humanitarian law and assistance to refugees, to continue their efforts in accordance with the Preamble and relevant Articles of the United Nations Charter.

The violent attacks that are sweeping across Northern Iraq cannot but awaken the consciences of all men and women of goodwill to concrete acts of solidarity by protecting those affected or threatened by violence and assuring the necessary and urgent assistance for the many displaced people as well as their safe return to their cities and their homes. The tragic experiences of the Twentieth Century, and the most basic understanding of human dignity, compels the international community, particularly through the norms and mechanisms of international law, to do all that it can to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities.

Confident that my appeal, which I unite with those of the Oriental Patriarchs and other religious leaders, will meet with a positive reply, I take this opportunity to renew to your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration”.

It seems that the Catholic Church supporting war. Also, the Pope and the Church have understood that sometimes, peaceful methods are not useful against extreme terror organization like ISIS. More over, other terror organizations such as Hizballah, announced that if ISIS will attack them in Lebanon or Syria, they will declare war against them. Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi armies already fighting against the extremists.


British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius flatly ruled out any dialogue with Assad on Friday or sending troops, saying the best path was for an international coalition to work with the Iraqi government.

“We may very well find that on some occasions we are fighting the same people as he is but that doesn’t make us his ally and … it wouldn’t be practical, sensible or helpful to even think about going down that route,” Hammond told BBC Radio.

“We’re going to do it as part of an international coalition led by the United States, working with the Iraqis because the problem has to be tackled first of all in Iraq.”

With an election less than nine months away, the British government is well aware of public opposition to Britain’s role in invading Iraq with the United States in 2003 and last year it failed to get backing for military strikes on Syria.

The United States and Britain pulled out of striking Assad last year just hours before French planes had been due to take off. Paris will therefore want to ensure any coalition for action is committed before throwing its weight behind it.

“If we want to face the Islamic State, we have to face it in Iraq, but we can’t ignore the question in Syria. I don’t have the solution today, but the problem needs to be looked at from scratch,” Fabius said on Friday.

A French diplomatic source said a conference of regional states and major powers to find ways to tackle IS, including in Syria, would be held in Paris before the United Nations General Assembly in September.

“The Americans have come out strongly saying that (IS) can only be resolved by dealing with them in Syria too,” he told Reuters. “We have to see what they have in mind. What is certain is that the alternative is neither Assad nor the IS.”

Highlighting growing European consensus, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said the fight against Islamic State could be successful only if the militants were confronted in Syria as well as Iraq.

“Solutions for Iraq won’t be sustainable if we don’t also find a solution in Syria,” he told reporters in The Hague.

The German government dropped its self-imposed post-War ban on sending weapons into conflicts this week by deciding to join Britain and France in arming Iraqi Kurdish forces, although it is still unclear what exactly Germany will contribute.

Germany has shied away from direct involvement in military conflicts since World War Two, and the move was opposed by two-thirds of German voters, according to a poll on Friday.

With fears that the rise to power of IS has gone unchecked, growing numbers of politicians and combat experts are calling for stronger action.

British opposition Labour lawmaker Ann Clwyd, who was Britain’s special envoy to Iraq on human rights between 2003 and 2010, said she would support joining U.S. air strikes and sending combat troops if necessary. “While no one wants anyone to go to war if it can be avoided, when it can’t be avoided we should be facing up to it,” Clwyd told Reuters.

But for any concerted action it is likely there will be efforts to bring Russia and China into the fold through an international mandate, especially for any strikes on IS in Syria where the two countries blocked efforts to hit Assad last year.

“Even if you are targeting barbarians like the Islamic State, there is the problem of international law,” said Didier Billion, deputy director at the Paris-based Institute for International and Strategic Relations. “There would need to be a U.N. mandate to bomb the Islamic State to bring this conflict back into the international fold.”

(Additional reporting by Belinda Goldsmith, Sarah Young, Michael Holden in London, Marine Pennetier in Paris, Erik Kirschbaum in Berlin, Editing by David Stamp)

And forth she calls this trustye knighte,
In an unhappy houre;
Who with his clue of twined thread,
Came from this famous bower.
And when that they had wounded him,
The queene this thread did gette,
And went where Ladye Rosamonde
Was like an angell sette.

These graves are right along a paved road in the woods (I mean, the stones are right along the road). This cemetery is in bad shape. No one is taking care of it. It is over grown in weeds, trees and with poison oak and ivy everywhere. David, Mark and I ventured out into the cemetery a little ways. Couldn’t go to each stone because the poison oak & ivy is soooo thick. There aren’t many stones. Some graves are marked with field stones and doesn’t have any writing on them, and some of the field stones looked as those they had been chiseled on but you couldn’t read it. There are Mays buried there and one stone was a Williams. Stones are in bad shape, you can hardly read them. They have black mildew, moss or what ever from the trees, all over them. There is one stone laying on the ground in perfect condition. No mildew or anything on it. You can read it clearly. It is the marker of Lucrete Mays born Dec 14, 1797 died Feb 14, 1845. Y’all, this is probably Sarah “Sally” Mays Rosamond’s mother. What do you think?1812

The Rosemondts were Swan Brethren. Only members of the Dutch Royal Family can be members today. They wear a broach that depicts a closed rose with the word SICUT that is from the Torah.
2:2. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica mea inter filias

Rabbi Hezekiah opened, ‘Like a rose among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens’ (Song of Songs 2:2). Who is Rosa Mystica? Our Lady of Israel (Kneset Yisrael/ Matronita/ Sabbath Queen). For there is a Rose and then there is Rosa Mystica. Just as a rose among the thorns is coloured red and white, so Our Lady of Israel includes judgement and mercy. Just as a Rose has 13 petals, so Our Lady of Israel has 13 attributes of mercy surrounding her on every side. Similarly from the moment Elohim (God) is mentioned (in Genesis 1) he generates 13 words to surround Our Lady (in Eternity) and protect her. Then Elohim is mentioned again. Why again? To produce 5 sturdy leaves surrounding Rosa Mystica. These 5 are called Salvation (Yeshuot/Yeshuah), they are 5 gates. Concerning this mystery (raza) it is written: I shall raise the Cup of Salvation (Psalm 116:13). This is the cup of Blessing, which should rest on 5 fingers and no more – like the Rose sitting on 5 sturdy leaves, paradigm of 5 fingers. This Rosa Mystica is the Cup of Blessing” Zohar 1:1a.

The Zohar is a book that records many of the Jewish mystical insights and traditions that I believe have their source in the mystical teachings of the early Jewish Christians that founded the Church. These mystical teachings were passed on in secrecy in the Jewish community by certain schools of mystics. They were veiled in order to preserve these mysteries and disguise their Jewish Christian meaning.
The beginning of the Zohar reveals that the book is concerned with the mysteries connected with Rosa Mystica and her Son. Rosa Mystica is Our Lady also called Kneset Yisrael, Matronita and Sabbath Queen. This spouse of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) mirrors the mysteries of the Godhead as the Moon mirrors the Sun. She is the Woman (Isha) clothed with the Sun standing on the Moon.

Above is an illustration from ‘Eliduc and Guilliadun’ by Marie of France. ‘Guildeluec Reviving Guilliadun’, may be the inspiration of Grimm’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ who he named Rosamond. This led me to suspect that Marie of France is Joan Clifford, who was the paramour of King Henry de Anjou, Fair Rosamond.
For the last two days I have been searching the web for any connection between Marie of France, Fair Rosamond, and sleeping Beauty. In ‘Eliduc and Guilliadun’ there is a sleeping maiden who is revived by a red flower retrieved from the mouth of a weasel who found it in a deep forest. This is a resurrection from a death-like sleep, a coma, via a red flower that represents the blood of Christ.
In Marie’s ‘The Lay Of Yonec’ there is a beauty captured in a tower visited by a prince who changes into a hawk. The jealous husband puts barbs of steel around the window, that like the thorns of a rose, mortally wound the hawk-prince. Beauty follows the drops of her lovers red blood into a maze, a bower, replicating the legend of Fair Rosamond who was found in a labyrinth by a jealous queen via a red thread. Marie was a Arthurian Author who was influenced by Wace whose Roman de Rou is a Grail Legend.
Above we see Marie and Wace presenting their Grail Manuscripts to King Henry de Anjou.

“Suddenly it ran out of the chapel into the forest grass. There it picked a deep red flower with its teeth, then carried it quickly back and placed it in the mouth of the weasel the servant had killed. Instantly the animal came back to life. The wife had watched all this, and how she cried out to the servant.
“Catch it! Throw, boy! Don’t let it escape!”
He hurled his stick and hit the weasel. The blossom fell from between its teeth. Eliduc’s wife went and picked it up, then returned and placed the exquisite red flower in Guilliadun’s mouth. For a second or two nothing happened, but then the girl stirred, sighed, and opened her eyes (10).
“Good lord,” she murmured, “how long I’ve slept!”
There the damsel might have speech of none, except at the bidding of the ancient dame. More than seven years passed in this fashion. The lady had no children for her solace, and she never went forth from the castle to greet her kinsfolk and her friends.
Her loveliness began to fail, for she gave no thought to her person. Indeed at times she hated the very shadow of that beauty which had spoiled all her life.
Straightway he contrived a cunning gin for the slaying of this bird. He caused four blades of steel to be fashioned, with 148 point and edge sharper than the keenest razor. These he fastened firmly together, and set them securely within that window, by which the tercel would come to his lady.
Tenderly she called him to her side. Without any long tarrying the bird came flying at her will. He flew in at the open window, and was entangled amongst the blades of steel. One blade pierced his body so deeply, that the red blood gushed from the wound. When the falcon knew that his hurt was to death, he forced himself to pass the barrier, and coming before his lady fell upon her bed, so that the sheets were dabbled with his blood.
When the lady made her perilous leap she was clad only in her shift. Dressed in this fashion she set herself to follow the knight by the drops of blood which dripped from his wound. She went along the road that he had gone before, till she lighted on a little lodge. This lodge had but one door, and it was stained with blood.
But when the lady entered in the third chamber she saw a stately bed, that well she knew to be her friend’s. This bed was of inwrought gold, and was spread with silken cloths beyond price. The furniture was worth the ransom of a city, and waxen torches in sconces of silver lighted the chamber, burning night and day.
In the Roman de Brut by Wace, Brutus of Troy falls asleep before a statue of the goddess Diana in her abandoned temple and has a dream of the island he is destined to settle. This land is Britian.
Guildeluec stooped to pick up the fallen blossom. For a moment she hesitated, for her love for the knight was very great. Then she bent forward, and laid the stem of the flower between the rosy lips of the entranced Guilliadun. Immediately there were signs of life. The girl stirred, a blush came into her cheeks, and her lips parted. When her eyes opened, Guildeluec sighed and said, “Truly, never was there seen so fair a creature.”
Guildeluec soon explained to the awakened princess where she was, and received her fervent thanks for delivery from so strange a spell. With many tears, Guilliadun confessed to her unknown friend her love for the knight Eliduc, and the way she had followed him from her father’s court. Guildeluec heard her[315] [316]tale in silence, and when it was at an end, led her away from the hermitage to the palace, where the queen took the princess under her charge, and in the evening presented her with much pomp to the members of her court. When Eliduc saw Guilliadun alive and well, richly clad and lovelier than before, his heart rejoiced, but he turned away from her. Then came forward Guildeluec, who, with the queen’s permission, released him from his pledge to her, and gave him back his ring, saying she had determined to retire to a convent and devote her days to holy works.

Hughes de Rougemont of Villersexel was a Grand Master of the Knight Templars. Who is he?

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

By this Charter, Ponce de Moysia, prior of Gigny, together with John of Chalon, count of Burgundy, soul, Lord of Coligny and of Andelot and Hugues de Rougemont, Grand Ma tre of the Temple, gave its seal authenticity to a famous donation. This was the one that Manasses of Coligny, brother of soul, made to the order of the Temple by receive Knight of the suzerainty of Montagna, Broissia, Eperigna (closed at Montfleur) and Holy Fountain (La Balme of Epy). This Charter, which also contains the name of the property, is one of the oldest written in French language. It mentions a large number of sites across the country and is of interest in more than one respect. Since this donation, the village of Montagna was nicknamed the Templar by distinction of Montagna-le-renewed, near Saint-Amour.
Excerpts from the history of the Canton of Saint-Julien sur Suran in Franche-Comté, book of Marius de VEYRE, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences, Belles Lettres and Arts de Lyon (1965).

Hugues de Payens: the birth of the Templars: the memory regainedBy Thierry Leroy (Champagne historian

Humbert de Rougemont owned the Shroud of Turin
(Images: Montfort Castle home to Humbert and Margaret de

“June 1418: The widowed Margaret de Charny marries Humbert of
Villersexel, Count de la Roche, Lord of St.Hippolyte sur Doubs.”

Humbert de Villersexel is Humbert de Rougemont.

“1208 – Pons de la Roche presents to Amadeus de Tramelay, Archbishop
of Besançon, the Shroud that his son Othon de la Roche, Latin Duke
of Athens, had sent him from Constantinople.”

Aymon 2 de Rougemont was the Seigneur of Villersexel. He married
Guillemette de Ray, the daughter of Othon 2 de la Roche.

Othon 1 de la Roche (-before 1161) had a son named Pons de la Roche
the Seigneur de Ray. He first married Marguerite Tilchatel who may
be a Rougemont who came to own Til-Chatel. Guillaume, Gui, Humbert4,
Gui 2, and Thibaut 6 were Seigneurs of Til-Chatel. Othon then
married Pontia de Rougemont/de Dramelay the daughter of Thiebaud 2
de Rougemont. They has three children. Humbert, Thiebaud, and
Sibylle de la Roche. This union makes the Shroud the Rougemont
family icon, or relic.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2006

It has long been suspected the Knights Templars came to own the
Shroud of Turin, some scholars suggesting it is the Holy Graal
itself. Here is evidence this was the case.

Jeane de Vergy, the grandniece of Othon de la Roche, son of Pons de
la Roche, presented the shroud to Amadeus de Tramelay, Archbishop of
Besancon, and Latin Duke of Athens. Tramelay is also spelled
Dramelay, as in the case of Bernard Dramelay/Tramelay, the fourth
Grand Master of the Knights Templar. Fromond Dramelay married
N.Rougemont, and from them descend the de la Roches, they the Lords
of Neufchatel. You can follow the Rougemont line to Aumiry de
Rochefoucauld who was the Grand Master of the Templars in Paris.

The fifth son of Guy II of Rougemont and Guillemette de Coublant,
was lord of Pichanges. In December 1265, having
recalled the donations made to the temple by Aimon IV and Guy II, he
gave to the Templars, with the agreement of his elder brother, Jean,
Lord of Rougemont, the right of pasturage on his lands of Pichanges
and Spoy. He died in 1271 and was buried before the altar in the
chapel of Fontenotte and conferring his Templar rank of Preceptor

Humbert of Villersexel

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Humbert of Villersexel (1385-1437) County of la Roche, Lord of Villersexel, Maîche, ORB and Saint Hippolyte.

1 Biography
1.1 Shroud of Turin
2 . See also
3 External links
Humbert of Villersexel, from the House of Faucogney, was born in 1385, son of the count of La Roche Henri de Villersexel and Guillemette of Vergy (daughter of Jean II de Vergy’s House of Vergy)
In 1398, he married his first wife Marguerite of Montfaucon, (circa 1388-1410), ORB Lady, daughter of the count de Monbéliard Henri de Montbéliard, Montfaucon family.
In 1418, he married his second wife Marguerite de Charny (daughter of Lord Geoffroy II of Charny and widow by first marriage of Jean de Beauffremont (Maison de Bauffremont) killed at the battle of Agincourt in 1415. They have no children.
Humbert disappears in June 1437 at the age of 62 years, last count of the Roche.
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At the beginning of the XVe century, bands of brigands, large companies, then ravaging the France. Fearing for the preservation of the shroud, the canons of Lirey, who have inherited the relic, the Entrust 6 June 1418 Marguerite de Charny, granddaughter of Geoffroy de Charny, and her husband, Humbert of Villersexel.
In 1418, Humbert of Villersexel, count of the Roche and husband of Marguerite de Charny, plaça again the shroud in his castle of Montfort to protect it from looters and the hundred years warbands. It the then moved to Saint-Hippolyte (Doubs), another of his fiefs. At his death in 1438, the canons of Lirey appealed in court to force his wife to return the relic, but the Parliament of Dole and the Court of Besançon gave reason to the latter, who traveled in different places with the shroud, namely Cork, Geneva, Annecy, Paris, France, Nice.
On 13 September 1452, it exchanges the relic with Anne of Lusignan, wife of Duke Louis Ier of Savoy, against the castle of Varambon.

Humbert III de Rougemont, squire , lord of Rougemont and Autoreille cited in charters of Charity and Grace Dieu ( Besancon ) in 1230 , 1233 and 1239 .
Mariage et succession : Marriage and succession:
Il épouse Elvis/Aleydis (de Durnay ?) de qui il a : He married Elvis / Aleydis (of Durnay?) Who has:
Thiébaud IV qui suit, Thiébaud IV below,
Hugues, il épouse Alix de Ray, Hugues, he married Alix de Ray,
Odon ou Eudes, (? – 23 juin 1301), archevêque de Besançon de 1269 à 1301 . Odo or Eudes (? – 23 June 1301), Archbishop of Besançon from 1269 to 1301 . Inhumé devant le grand autel de l’ abbaye Notre-Dame de Bellevaux , Buried before the high altar of the Abbey of Our Lady of Bellevaux ,
Isabelle, elle épouse Jean de la Roche , Isabelle, she married Jean de la Roche ,
Clémence, elle épouse Ponce/Pons de la Roche-Chambornay. Clemence, she married Ponce / Pons de la Roche-Chambornay.

( Humbert de ROUGEMONT ) ( Humbert of ROUGEMONT )
Titres: Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté Titles: Lord of Rougemont in Franche-Comté

Né vers 1260 julien Born about 1260 Julian
Décédé Deceased
Parents Parents
Thibaud III de ROUGEMONT , Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté , Vicomte de Besançon , né vers 1230 julien, décédé après 1265 julien Thibaud III of Rougemont , Rougemont Lord of Franche-Comté , Besançon Viscount , born about 1230 Julian, died after 1265 Julian
Marié avec Married
Comtesse de BELMONT Countess of Belmont
Union(s), enfant(s) , les petits enfants et les arrière-petits-enfants Union (s), child (ren), grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Marié après 1306 julien avec Isabelle de ROCHEFORT , née vers 1280 julien, décédée Julian married after 1306 with Isabelle de Rochefort , born about 1280 Julian, died
Marié avec Agnès de DURNAY , née vers 1270 julien, décédée en 1306 julien à l’âge de peut-être 36 ans (Parents : Married Agnes DURNAY , born about 1270 Julian, Julian died in 1306 at the age of maybe 36 years (Parents: Gérard II DE DURNAY , Seigneur de Durnes ca 1245-1275 & Gerard DURNAY II , Lord of Durnes ca 1245-1275 & Marguerite DE JOUX ca 1245- ) dont Marguerite JOUX ca 1245 -), whose
Thibaud IV de ROUGEMONT 1269- Thibaud IV ROUGEMONT 1269 –
Marguerite de ROUGEMONT ca 1290-1350 mariée vers 1310 julien avec Etienne III , Baron d’Oiselet ca 1290-1335 dont Daisy ROUGEMONT ca 1290-1350 married around 1310 with Julian Stephen III , Baron Oiselet which ca 1290-1335
Jean I , Baron d’Oiselet †1372 marié avant 1335 julien avec Isabelle de VILLERSEXEL †1368 dont : John I , Baron Oiselet † 1372 married before 1335 Julian with Isabella VILLERSEXEL † 1368 including:
Etienne IV , Baron d’Oiselet 1338-1402 Stephen IV , Baron Oiselet 1338-1402
Jeanne d’OISELET †1400 Jeanne birdie † 1400
Jean II d’OISELET 1335-1355 John II birdie 1335-1355
Élisabeth d’OISELET ca 1325- mariée avec Gauthier de CHAUVIREY , Chevalier 1327/- dont : Elizabeth of birdie ca 1325 – married Gauthier Chauvirey , Knight 1327 / – including:
Odette de CHAUVIREY , Dame de Chauvirey-le-Vieil †ca 1345 Odette Chauvirey , Lady Chauvirey-the-Old † ca 1345
Odon ou Eudes de ROUGEMONT /1299-1341 Odo or Eudes de Rougemont / 1299-1341
Fratrie Siblings
Isabelle de ROUGEMONT ca 1225- Mariée vers 1243 avec Robert Ier de CHOISEUL ca 1223- Isabelle de Rougemont ca 1225 – Married about 1243 with Robert I of CHOISEUL ca 1223 –
Humbert III de ROUGEMONT , Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté ca 1260- Marié après 1306 julien avec Isabelle de ROCHEFORT ca 1280- Humbert III of Rougemont, Rougemont Lord of Franche-Comté ca 1260 – after 1306 Married with Julian Isabelle de Rochefort ca 1280 –
Humbert III de ROUGEMONT, Seigneur de Rougemont en Franche-Comté ca 1260- Marié avec Agnès de DURNAY ca 1270-1306 Humbert III of Rougemont, Rougemont Lord of Franche-Comté ca 1260 – Married Agnes DURNAY ca 1270-1306

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