Order of the Netherlands Lion

Lara Roozemond’s grandfather, is

Cornelis Marinus Lauwerens (Cees) Roozemond (Sint Philipsland, 23 May 1927 – Rotterdam, 18 November 2008) was a Dutch journalist, politician and director. He was, among other things, mayor of Alkmaar. Roozemond was a member of the Labor Party .

He was awarded The Order of the Netherlands that comes from the House of Orange, and William the 1st. from who William the 3rd. descends, whose image is carried in all Orange Parades! Lara Roozemond, and others who were reading this blog, were blown away! I was conducting a Psychic Search for my Rosamond kindred in Holland. The question is, did I find them? Are these Roozemonds rightful owners of this name and Rose Line? Are they Pretenders? There has to be an explanation why there was an attempt to SILENCE ME, even, disappear me!

I believe Lara Roozemond is my kindred, and THEY know it. Lara’s brothers have brown eyes. Lara bright blue eyes like my grandfather, Royal Rosamond! So, this is why she want his blog, removed! She wondered about her eyes, and how she got them.

The chance this Rosemond line, would want to own my history – is high! This is a real Ian Fleming novel. This, is the real deal! They are pouring over this blog! I own, the Last Key! The back and forth battle over these titles and Orange lands – is epic! I now suspect the Giant Roozemont Horse is linked to a human genealogy – that has alas Triumphed! I saw all this and recorded this in a psychic fashion. Go back thirty posts, and read to here!


Perhaps, instead of owning a cote of arms, they own a Royal Frisian Horse? Who knows what truths will reveal themselves – after this! I am free to write a form of Historic-Fiction that Fleming applied via coats of arms. I have found the Rose Line, for in Horse, there is a………..rose!

Victoria Bond is shocked to learn her father, she never met, is living in Holland, and has a stable of Royal Frisian Horses.

John Gregory Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press & Fashions

Copyright 2018


Roozemond was born in Sint Philipsland. After completing the HBS, he initially worked as a journalist for the Nieuwsblad van het Noorden and Het Vrije Volk. From 1965 to the end of 1966 he was the first editor in chief of the weekly magazine Voetbal International. Roozemond then became a member of the executive committee of the Rijnmond Public Body. In 1977 he exchanged this position for the mayor of Alkmaar.
In Alkmaar he made a case for urban renewal and the establishment of new companies and he took care of the construction of light poles in the local stadium Alkmaarderhout. After his retirement in 1988 he was acting mayor in Smallingerland and Almere. Until 2005 he lived in the Frisian Goënga. In the last years of his life he lived in the Rotterdam apartment house

Order of the Netherlands Lion

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Order of the Netherlands Lion
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
Kruis van een Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw.jpg

The decoration of a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
Awarded by Kingdom of the Netherlands
Type Chivalric order with three degrees
Established 29 September 1815
Awarded for Those with merits of a very exceptional nature for society
Status Currently constituted
Grand Master King Willem-Alexander
Chancellor Lieutenant General J.H. de Kleyn
Grades Knight Grand Cross
Former grades Brother
Next (higher) Honorary Medal for Charitable Assistance in Gold
Next (lower) Order of Orange-Nassau
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Ribbon bar of the Order of the Netherlands Lion

The Order of the Netherlands Lion, also referred to as the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands (Dutch: De Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw, French: L’Ordre du Lion Néerlandais) is a Dutch order of chivalry founded by King William I of the Netherlands on 29 September 1815.

The Order of the Netherlands Lion was until recently awarded upon eminent individuals from all walks of life, including generals, ministers of the crown, mayors of large towns, professors and leading scientists, industrialists, high-ranking civil servants, presiding judges and renowned artists. Since 1980 the Order has been primarily used to recognise merit in the arts, science, sport and literature; others have been awarded the Order of Orange-Nassau instead.

The Order ranks after the Military William Order, which is only awarded for military merit. The second and third class of the Order are not awarded to foreigners; they are eligible for the Order of Orange-Nassau or the Order of the Crown instead.

The King of the Netherlands is the Grand Master of the Order. The Order is issued in three classes. There was also a Medal for “Brothers” which had not been conferred since 1960. The Brothers became extinct and the grade was abolished in 1994.


The following classes and grades exist for the Order:

  1. Knight Grand Cross – Reserved for members of the Royal Family, foreign Heads of State and a select group of former prime ministers, princes and cardinals. Wears the badge on a sash on the right shoulder, plus the star on the left chest.
  2. Commander – Usually conferred upon Dutch Nobel Prize winners, a few distinguished artists, writers and politicians. Wears the badge on a necklet, plus an identical breast cross on the left chest.
  3. Knight – Wears the badge on a ribbon on the left chest.
  4. Brother – No longer issued; see section below. Wore the medal on a ribbon on the left chest.
Ribbon bars
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Knight Grand Cross

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NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png


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The insignia of the Order (from top to down): breast star and badge on sash for the Grand Cross rank, badge suspended on necklet together with breast badge for the Commander rank, and badge on a ribbon for the Knight rank

The Medal for a brother of the order

The badge of the Order is a gilt, white-enamelled Maltese Cross, with the monogram “W” (for King William I) between the arms of the cross. The obverse central disc is in blue enamel, bearing the motto Virtus Nobilitat (Virtue Ennobles). The reverse central disc is plain golden, with the lion from the Netherlands coat-of-arms. The badge hangs from a royal crown. As with all honours awarded by the Netherlands, the insignia comprises a decoration, a miniature and optionally a breast star. The decoration and breast stars are only worn at formal occasions or while in state office. While wearing a smoking, it is allowed to wear the miniature. Decorations are not worn on any other type of clothing.[1]

Knight Grand Cross[edit]

The decoration hangs from a ribbon. This is tied as a sash, which is worn from the right shoulder to the left hip.

The star, consisting of the decoration without crown, is attached to an eight-pointed slightly rounded golden star consisting of forty-eight rays. The rays of the star are alternately scaled and all tied at the ends. The star is worn directly above the waist on the left-hand side of the clothing. The star and the medal described above are always worn together.

The miniature is a ribbon tied as a rosette, behind which a bar of gold braid is attached. This is all attached to a bow. The miniature is worn in the place of the decorations described above.


The decoration hangs from a ribbon. This ribbon is smaller in diameter than the ribbon of a Grand Cross.

The star consists of a slightly larger decoration, which is worn directly above the middle on the left-hand side of the clothing. The star and the decoration described above are always worn together.

The miniature only differs from that of the Grand Cross by the bar of silver braid instead of gold braid.


The decoration hangs from the ribbon that is worn at chest height on the left-hand side of the clothing. The ribbon for women is tied in the shape of a bow.

The miniature is tied in the shape of a bow.


Associated with the Order of the Netherlands Lion was the grade known as the Brother, originally intended as an award to those of a lower social class, who performed useful acts, self-sacrifice or other acts of kindness towards fellow human beings. The award came with an annual payment of 200 guilders, of which half would be paid to the widow(er) at the death of the award holder. The first female Brother, midwife Johanna Goozen, was admitted in 1921.

During the reign of Queen Juliana, Brothers became an award for lifeboat crews, until the last award was made in 1960. The grade of Brother was abolished in 1994; by then there was no living Brother nor surviving widow(er).

The badge of honour for Brothers was a silver medal, with the lion from the Netherlands coat of arms on the obverse, and the motto Virtus Nobilitat (English: Virtue Ennobles) on the reverse.

The ribbon for Brothers was blue with a single orange central stripe.

See also[edit]


The House of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau, pronounced [ˈɦœy̯s vɑn oːˈrɑɲə ˈnɑsʌu̯]), a branch of the European House of Nassau, has played a central role in the politics and government of the Netherlands and Europe especially since William the Silent organized the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, which after the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) led to an independent Dutch state.

Several members of the house served during this war and after as stadtholder (“governor”; Dutch: stadhouder) during the Dutch Republic. However, in 1815, after a long period as a republic, the Netherlands became a monarchy under the House of Orange-Nassau.

The dynasty was established as a result of the marriage of Henry III of Nassau-Breda from Germany and Claudia of Châlon-Orange from French Burgundy in 1515. Their son René inherited in 1530 the independent and sovereign Principality of Orange from his mother’s brother, Philibert of Châlon. As the first Nassau to be the Prince of Orange, René could have used “Orange-Nassau” as his new family name. However, his uncle, in his will, had stipulated that René should continue the use of the name Châlon-Orange. History knows him therefore as René of Châlon. After the death of René in 1544, his cousin William of Nassau-Dillenburg inherited all of his lands. This “William I of Orange”, in English better known as William the Silent, became the founder of the House of Orange-Nassau

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1 Response to Order of the Netherlands Lion

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I just wrote this poem – to Lara Roozemond.


    Daughters rebel – like sons? What is that like – dear muse? Tell us – the world wants to know! For sons – there is a thing called – duty. For daughters there is – the glass slipper! For poets and patriots – there is both. You have a calling

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