Genesis of The Royal Janitor

Here is how it began.

“I know who you think I am, but I am not he. My name is Victoria, Theresa, Bond, the granddaughter of Teresa Bond, the wife of James………….Bond. And, now you know!”

I changed my Bond characters name several times, and settled on Victoria Rosemond Bond. She is the granddaughter of Tracy Bond. Her mother dropped her off at the College of Heraldry to be raised by the custodian couple. She was a Dust at the age of three, the age she started to committing to memory a million cote of arms. She did not have access to a radio of T.V. At LeRosey she is a star because she can tell her peers who they are related to. When it became clear she was a Slave of the British Empire, she was moved up the ranks. She was seen as a Black Widow Blackmailer who had damaging information – on everyone who is somebody.

John Presco:

President: Belmont Soda Works

EXTRA! It is HIGH NOON! I just discovered my Star descends from Floris Roozemont-Rosemont. We may be kin. I got it right! I went looking for a replacement after Rena rebuffed me. Lara knew I was on target – as did her father – who allowed me to post on his facebook for over a year, after his Princess Daughter, blocked me. Truly astounding. She knew, and her father knew, I had fallen in love with the most desirable woman in Holland. What is wrong with the young men of Holland – is the question I put forth at the beginning of The Royal Janitor’. Who based the famous series on the Roozemond family? The odds Lara’s family knew Bosch, is very high. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor allegedly descends from this rosy family. Marinus means “marine”.

Gerardus Marinus Roozemond (1819 – 1893) – Genealogy (geni.com)

John Presco

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Stamboom Meijboom, Rotterdam » Floris de Roesemont (1590-????)

Personal data Floris de Roesemont 

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  • He was born between 1580 and 1590.

Household of Floris de Roesemont

Order of the Netherlands Lion | Rosamond Press

Cees Roozemond – Wikidata

Cornelis Marinus Louwerens Roozemond (1927-2008) » Stamboom Meijboom, Rotterdam » Genealogy Online (genealogieonline.nl)

Floris de Roesemont (1590-????) » Stamboom Meijboom, Rotterdam » Genealogy Online (genealogieonline.nl)

Lara By Carlos Otero and Naelia Salas – YouTube

Short Laundry Day – YouTube

Storyline[edit]

In the early 16th century, during the Guelders Wars (1502-1543), the knight Floris van Roozemond (spelling varies with o/oo, s/z and d/dt), accompanied by the Indian Sindala (Bergman), returns home from a trip around the world only to find his castle occupied by Maarten van Rossum, the commander in chief of Charles, Duke of Guelders. Charles, who controls Guelders, is involved in a power struggle against Philip the Handsome who rules the Burgundian Netherlands, the rest of the Low Countries. Floris had so far been neutral due to his absence, but after he finds his castle stolen, he sides with Wolter van Oldenstein, who is allied with Burgundy against Charles. Charles and Maarten are aided by the Frisian pirate Greate Pier partly as an ally, and partly to do the dirty work.

Floris (TV series) – Wikipedia

Pidax – Floris von Rosemund (1975, TV-Serie) – YouTube

Floris (1969) VS Floris Von Rosemund (1975) – YouTube

Floris and the Flower Maidens

Posted on January 11, 2015 by Royal Rosamond Press

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So much destruction by these women that surrounded me. Too many weak friends, who abandoned me, on my quest. Alone. Forsaken, I come upon Kundry and the Flower Maidens.

Floris Rosemund, Rosemondt, Roozemond, is a Knight of Valor. He will carry this old man to the end of his tale that will be based on fact.  In the land I will seek the Grail, the crass, the stupid, and the selfish, can not go. France is saying it lost its identity, along with the rest of Europe, after the attack on Charlie and the Kosher store. The Rose of Paris proves, false, and they have not a clue where the most wanted woman in France is hiding. As the Knight who has Persevered, I follow the clue of the Rouge Thread into the Labyrinth.

I just found my new Muse while googling this name Roozemond. She is Dutch. We may be kindred. She will be Kundry, who in my legend becomes an ally of Parsifal. Alas, I have found a replacement for Rena. She is a professional model I might contact and do a series of paintings of. The thread of fate is again on my side!

Seek, and thou shall find! Where is the Grail and the Oriflamme, now that France had declared war on an old enemy?

In googling Roozemont I found the most extensive genealogy of the Rosemont family who the author says were Swan Brethren.

“The illustrious lieve vrouwe broederschap ‘. All kinds of speculations doing the rounds about this secretive society. So would the brotherhood the continuation. of the Templars and the Grail Knights. The sex of the Roesmonts is in all probability extinct. In the United States of America and Canada is still the name for, but are no evidence that these people are descendants of the genus of‘s-Hertogenbosch.”

There are two roses on a mount in the Roozemont/Rosamund cote of arms. A new rose can be spliced t6o make ‘The Rose of the World’.

We look like brother and sister. The Rosemonts had a dancing wolf for a cote of arms, also.

Our tale begins…….’The Wolf and the Rose’.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2014

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http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f52/lara-roozemond-175363.html

http://www.historieroermond.nl/afkomstiguitroermond/Afkomstig%20uit%20Roermond.pdf

Teresa “Tracy” Bond (born Teresa “Tracy” Draco, and also known as the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo) is a fictional character and the main Bond girl in the 1963 James Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and its 1969 film adaptation. She is the second Bond girl to marry 007, the first being in You Only Live Twice as an undercover ploy. In the film version, Tracy is played by actress Diana Rigg.

Tracy Bond – Wikipedia

” The name Hilary Bray was that of an old-Etonian with whom Fleming worked at the stock broking firm Rowe & Pitman,[16] whilst Sable Basilisk was based on “Rouge Dragon” in the College of Arms. Rouge Dragon was the title of heraldic researcher Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees who asked Fleming not to use the title in the book; in a play on words, Fleming used Mirrlees’s address, a flat in Basil Street, and combined it with a dragon-like creature, a basilisk, to come up with the name.[17] Mirrlees had Spanish antecedents, generally born without earlobes and Fleming used this physical attribute for Blofeld.[16] Mirrlees also discovered that the line of the Bonds of Peckham bears the family motto “The World is Not Enough”, which Fleming appropriated for Bond’s own family.[12]

Bond Woman No.1 | Rosamond Press

Bond of Rosemount | Rosamond Press

Monica Delacroix Bond | Rosamond Press

The Rosemont Family of Hertogenbosch

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

Here are the Roesmonts of Den Bosch. That is the tower of Janskirk in the background. The Roesmont family worshipped there.

Jon Presco

https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/stamboom-familie-holman/I1091663372.php

Ancestors (and descendant) of Godschalck Rodolphi Roesmont (Rosemont)

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Household of Godschalck Rodolphi Roesmont (Rosemont)

Le Royale Rouge Dragon

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

The Royal Janitor

by

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

Jean-Baptiste Rougemont rarely worked late, and never at this hour. As the father clock rang midnight in the hall outside his office at the College of Arms, Jean raised his bushy white eyebrows when he saw, and now heard the ornate brass doorknob being turned.

Holding his breath, he saw the profile of the most beautiful young woman he had ever beheld in this stuffy old place, and, he could just make out the words she was muttering.

“All winter long……”

Looking up she let out a yelp, like a young fox caught in a trap in the winter snow. Jean gasped when he saw how pale and blue her eyes were, that tried to dart back into the hall after beholding this old wizard of a man, whose eyes were just as pale, just as blue that they startled the college janitor, who came to dust the book cases, and run a wax over the oaken library table.

“Wait! Come here!” Jean commanded, which he did not mean to do, but, he wanted to make sure she obeyed, because, she might be a mirage, or something of this nature, and once the door is shut, the twine is severed, and she is gone forever.

What is your name? Open your eyes!”

“I have no name. I don’t want you to see my eyes!” the creature replied.

“Why won’t your tell me? Please. Look at me. I won’t hurt you!”

“I was raised by wolves, with pale blue eyes. They taught me to keep my eyes lowered in the presence of the alpha wolf. And you are the alpha wolf of this place. Are you not?”

“I suspose so. I am the head of the College of Arms. My name is……”

“I know your name. I dust your desk six day a week. I know your grandchild is going to La Rosey, and, he is all you have in the world.”

“Please. Just your name, and I will leave your to your work. I was just about to leave!”

The wolfen child came to stand next to Jean, and held out her arm. On her forearm was a crest containing a red dragon. Jean’s mouth fell open, and before he could speak, she opened her eyes, and her angelic mouth;

“I am the Rouge Dragon!”

“Oh my God! Lift back your hair. I want to see your ears!” Jean commanded once more, he struggling to catch his breath.

“Do you want to see if I have wolf ears?” she asked with a musical quality in her voice. She was being whimsical.

“No! I would……….!” Jean stammered.

“I know who you think I am, but I am not he. My name is Victoria, Theresa, Bond, the granddaughter of Teresa Bond, the wife of James………….Bond. And, now you know!”

“But, how can this be?”

“God loves a story my mother used to say, and………

“If anyone asks, you were raised by wolves!”

“Oh my! You are not supposed to exist. Why are your revealing yourself?

“I want to go to La Rosey. I want to be an artist. I want to be – refined, like my grandmother. She went to La Rosey. She drove a sports car, a Jaguar. I want to own a Jaguar. My dusting days have come to an end.

I have never read a Ian Flemming novel. My God……It’s all here! I have been led down the path of the Rouge Dragon for twenty years. I just posted on the coat of arms of the Quinotar and the city of the Franks.  I watched parts of this Bond movie, and it is a stinker. How do you do a movie on coats of arms – back in 1969? After Dan Brown, it’s a piece of cake!

Bond sees the love of his life trying to drown herself in the sea! What? What! She has a child, but it dies. This child was sired by another man, but, I changed the plot! I resurrected the Bond bloodline!

The name Hilary Bray was that of an old-Etonian with whom Fleming worked at the stock broking firm Rowe & Pitman,[16] whilst Sable Basilisk was based on “Rouge Dragon” in the College of Arms. Rouge Dragon was the title of heraldic researcher Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees who asked Fleming not to use the title in the book; in a play on words, Fleming used Mirrlees’s address, a flat in Basil Street, and combined it with a dragon-like creature, a basilisk, to come up with the name.[17] Mirrlees had Spanish antecedents, generally born without earlobes and Fleming used this physical attribute for Blofeld.[16] Mirrlees also discovered that the line of the Bonds of Peckham bears the family motto “The World is Not Enough”, which Fleming appropriated for Bond’s own family.[12]

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (novel)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigationsearchFor the James Bond film, see On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (film). For the official franking initialism on which the title is based, see O.H.M.S.

First edition cover, published by Jonathan Cape
AuthorIan Fleming
Cover artistRichard Chopping (Jonathan Cape ed.)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesJames Bond
GenreSpy fiction
PublisherJonathan Cape
Publication date1 April 1963
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Preceded byThe Spy Who Loved Me
Followed byYou Only Live Twice

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the tenth novel in Ian Fleming‘s James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 1 April 1963. The initial and secondary print runs sold out, with over 60,000 books sold in the first month. Fleming wrote the book in Jamaica whilst the first film in the Eon Productions series of films, Dr. No, was being filmed nearby.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the second book in what is known as the “Blofeld trilogy”, which begins with Thunderball and concluded with You Only Live Twice. The story centres on Bond’s ongoing search to find Ernst Stavro Blofeld after the Thunderball incident; through contact with the College of Arms in London Bond finds Blofeld based in Switzerland. After meeting him and discovering his latest plans, Bond attacks the centre where he is based, although Blofeld escapes in the confusion. Bond meets and falls in love with Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo during the story. The pair marry at the end of the story but Blofeld kills Bond’s wife, hours after the ceremony.

Fleming made a number of revelations about Bond’s character within the book, including showing an emotional side that was not present in the previous stories. In common with Fleming’s other Bond stories, he used the names and places of people he knew or had heard of and Blofeld’s research station on Piz Gloria was based on Schloss Mittersill, which the Nazis had turned into a research establishment examining the Asiatic races.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service received broadly good reviews in the British and American press. The novel was adapted to run as a three-part story in Playboy in 1963 and then as a daily comic strip in the Daily Express newspaper in 1964–1965. In 1969 the novel was adapted as the sixth film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and was the only film to star George Lazenby as Bond. In 2014 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was adapted as a play on BBC Radio, starring Toby Stephens.

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Plot[edit]

For more than a year, James Bond, British Secret Service operative 007, has been involved in “Operation Bedlam”: trailing the private criminal organisation SPECTRE and its leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The organisation had hijacked two nuclear devices and subsequently blackmailed the western world, as described in Thunderball. Convinced SPECTRE no longer exists, Bond is frustrated by MI6’s insistence that he continue the search and his inability to find Blofeld. He composes a letter of resignation for his superior, M.

Whilst composing his letter, Bond encounters a beautiful, suicidal young woman named Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo first on the road and subsequently at the gambling table, where he saves her from a coup de deshonneur by paying the gambling debt she is unable to cover. The following day Bond follows her and interrupts her attempted suicide, but they are captured by professional henchmen. They are taken to the offices of Marc-Ange Draco, head of the Unione Corse, the biggest European crime syndicate. Tracy is the daughter and only child of Draco who believes the only way to save his daughter from further suicide attempts is for Bond to marry her. To facilitate this, he offers Bond a dowry of £1 million (£20 million in 2018 pounds[1]); Bond refuses the offer, but agrees to continue romancing Tracy while her mental health improves.

The College of Arms building in London.

Afterwards Draco uses his contacts to inform Bond that Blofeld is somewhere in Switzerland. Bond returns to England to be given another lead: the College of Arms in London has discovered that Blofeld has assumed the title and name Comte Balthazar de Bleuville and wants formal confirmation of the title and has asked the College to declare him the reigning count.

On a visit to the College of Arms, Bond finds that the family motto of Sir Thomas Bond is “The World Is Not Enough”, and that he might be (though unlikely) Bond’s ancestor. On the pretext that a genetically-inherited minor physical abnormality (a lack of earlobes) needs a personal confirmation, Bond impersonates a College of Arms representative, Sir Hilary Bray, to visit Blofeld’s lair atop Piz Gloria, a fictional mountain top in the Engadin, somewhere between Samedan and Pontresina,[note 1] where he finally meets Blofeld. Blofeld has undergone plastic surgery partly to remove his earlobes, but also to disguise himself from the police and security services who are tracking him down.

Bond learns Blofeld has been curing a group of young British and Irish women of their livestock and food allergies. In truth, Blofeld and his aide, Irma Bunt, have been brainwashing them into carrying biological warfare agents back to Britain and Ireland in order to destroy the agricultural economy, upon which post-World War II Britain depends. Believing himself discovered, Bond escapes by ski from Piz Gloria, chased by SPECTRE operatives, a number of whom he kills in the process. Afterward, in a state of total exhaustion, he encounters Tracy. She is in the town at the base of the mountain after being told by her father that Bond may be in the vicinity. Bond is too weak to take on Blofeld’s henchmen alone and she helps him escape to the airport. Smitten by the resourceful, headstrong woman, he proposes marriage and she accepts. Bond then returns to England and works on the plan to capture Blofeld.

Helped by Draco’s Union Corse, Bond mounts an air assault against the clinic and Blofeld. Whilst the clinic is destroyed, Blofeld escapes down a bobsled run and although Bond gives chase Blofeld escapes. Bond flies to Germany where he marries Tracy. The two of them drive off on honeymoon and, a few hours later, Blofeld and Bunt drive past, machine gunning them: Tracy is killed in the attack.

Characters and themes[edit]

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service contains what the author of “continuation” Bond novels Raymond Benson calls “major revelations” about Bond and his character.[2] These start with Bond’s showing an emotional side, visiting the grave of Casino Royale‘s Vesper Lynd, which he did every year.[2] The emotional side continues with Bond asking Tracy to marry him.[3] The character of Tracy is not as well defined as some other female leads in the Bond canon, but Benson points out that it may be the enigmatic quality that Bond falls in love with.[4] Benson also notes that Fleming gives relatively little information about the character, only how Bond reacts to her.[4]

Academic Christoph Lindner identifies the character of Marc-Ange Draco as an example of those characters who have morals closer to those of the traditional villains, but who act on the side of good in support of Bond; others of this type include Darko Kerim (From Russia, with Love), Tiger Tanaka (You Only Live Twice) and Enrico Colombo (“Risico“).[5] Fellow academic Jeremy Black noted the connection between Draco and World War II; Draco wears the King’s medal for resistance fighters. The war reference is a method used by Fleming to differentiate good from evil and raises a question about “the distinction between criminality and legality”, according to Black.[6]

Background[edit]

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was written in Jamaica at Fleming’s Goldeneye estate in January and February 1962,[7] whilst the first Bond film, Dr. No was being filmed nearby.[8] The first draft of the novel was 196 pages long and called The Belles of Hell.[9] Fleming later changed the title after being told of a nineteenth-century sailing novel called On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, seen by Fleming’s friend Nicholas Henderson in Portobello Road Market.[10]

HMS Repulse on manoeuvres in the 1920s

As with all his Bond books, Fleming used events or names from his life in his writing. In the 1930s, Fleming often visited Kitzbühel in Austria to ski; he once deliberately set off down a slope that had been closed because of the danger of an avalanche. The snow cracked behind him and an avalanche came down, catching him at its end: Fleming remembered the incident and it was used for Bond’s escape from Piz Gloria.[11] Fleming would occasionally stay at the sports club of Schloss Mittersill in the Austrian Alps; in 1940 the Nazis closed down the club and turned it into a research establishment examining the Asiatic races. It was this pseudo-scientific research centre that inspired Blofeld’s own centre of Piz Gloria.[12]

The connection between M and the inspiration for his character, Rear Admiral John Godfrey, was made apparent with Bond visiting Quarterdeck, M’s home. He rings the ship’s-bell for HMS Repulse, M’s last command: it was Godfrey’s ship too.[13] Godfrey was Fleming’s superior officer in Naval Intelligence Division during the war[14] and was known for his bellicose and irascible temperament.[15] During their Christmas lunch, M tells Bond of an old naval acquaintance, a Chief Gunnery Officer named McLachlan. This was actually an old colleague of both Godfrey and Fleming’s in the NID, Donald McLachlan.[8]

The name Hilary Bray was that of an old-Etonian with whom Fleming worked at the stock broking firm Rowe & Pitman,[16] whilst Sable Basilisk was based on “Rouge Dragon” in the College of Arms. Rouge Dragon was the title of heraldic researcher Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees who asked Fleming not to use the title in the book; in a play on words, Fleming used Mirrlees’s address, a flat in Basil Street, and combined it with a dragon-like creature, a basilisk, to come up with the name.[17] Mirrlees had Spanish antecedents, generally born without earlobes and Fleming used this physical attribute for Blofeld.[16] Mirrlees also discovered that the line of the Bonds of Peckham bears the family motto “The World is Not Enough”, which Fleming appropriated for Bond’s own family.[12]

Fleming also used historical references for some of his names and Marc-Ange Draco’s name is based upon that of El Draco, the Spanish nickname for Sir Francis Drake,[16] a fact also used by J. K. Rowling for the naming of her character Draco Malfoy.[18] For Tracy’s background, Fleming used that of Muriel Wright, a married wartime lover of Fleming’s, who died in an air-raid[19] and Bond’s grief for the loss of his wife is an echo of Fleming’s at the loss of Wright.[20] Fleming did make mistakes in the novel, however, such as Bond ordering a half-bottle of Pol Roger Champagne: Fleming’s friend Patrick Leigh Fermor pointed out that Pol Roger was the only champagne at the time not to be produced in half-bottles.[21]

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the second book in what is called “the Blofeld trilogy”, sitting between Thunderball, where SPECTRE is introduced and You Only Live Twice, where Blofeld is finally killed by Bond.[22] Although Blofeld is present in Thunderball, he directs operations from a distance and as such he and Bond never meet and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service constitutes his and Bond’s first meeting.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was published on 1 April 1963 in the UK as a hardcover edition by publishers Jonathan Cape;[23] it was 288 pages long and cost 16 shillings.[24] A limited edition of 250 copies were also printed that were numbered and signed by Fleming.[23] Artist Richard Chopping once again undertook the cover art for the first edition.[23] There were 42,000 advance orders for the hardback first edition[25] and Cape did an immediate second impression of 15,000 copies, selling over 60,000 by the end of April 1963.[26] By the end of 1963 it had sold in excess of 75,000 copies.[27]

The novel was published in America in August by the New American Library,[23] after Fleming changed publishers from Viking Press after The Spy Who Loved Me.[28] The book was 299 pages long and cost $4.50[29] and it topped The New York Times Best Seller list for over six months.[23]

Reviews[edit]

Writing in The Guardian, critic Anthony Berkeley Cox, writing under the name Francis Iles, noted that the two minor grammatical errors he spotted were “likely to spoil no one’s enjoyment”[30] of the novel as he considered that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was “not only up to Mr. Fleming’s usual level, but perhaps even a bit above it.”[30] Writing in The Guardian‘s sister paper, The Observer Maurice Richardson pondered if there had been “a deliberate moral reformation”[31] of Bond. However, he notes Bond still has his harder side when needed. Richardson also thought that “in reforming Bond Mr. Fleming has reformed his own story-telling which had been getting very loose”.[31] Overall he thought that “O.H.M.S.S. is certainly the best Bond for several books. It is better plotted and retains its insane grip until the end”.[31]

Raymond Mortimer, writing for The Sunday Times, said that “James Bond is what every man would like to be, and what every woman would like between her sheets”;[12] meanwhile the critic for The Times considered that after The Spy Who Loved Me, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service constitutes a substantial, if not quite a complete, recovery.”[24] In the view of the reviewer, it was enough of a recovery for them to point out that “it is time, perhaps, to forget the much exaggerated things which have been said about sex, sadism and snobbery, and return to the simple, indisputable fact that Mr. Fleming is a most compelling story-teller.”[24] Marghanita Laski, writing in The Times Literary Supplement thought that “the new James Bond we’ve been meeting of late [is] somehow gentler, more sentimental, less dirty.”[32] However, she considered that “it really is time to stop treating Ian Fleming as a Significant Portent, and to accept him as a good, if rather vulgar thriller-writer, well suited to his times and to us his readers.”[32]

The New York Herald Tribune thought On Her Majesty’s Secret Service to be “solid Fleming”,[12] while the Houston Chronicle considered the novel to be “Fleming at his urbanely murderous best, a notable chapter in the saga of James Bond”.[12] Gene Brackley, writing in the Boston Globe wrote that Bond “needs all the quality he can muster to escape alive”[33] from Blofeld’s clutches in the book and this gives rise to “two of the wildest chase scenes in the good guys-bad guys literature”.[33] Regarding the fantastic nature of the plots, Brackley considered that “Fleming’s accounts of the half-world of the Secret Service have the ring of authenticity”[33] because of his previous role with the NID.

Writing for The Washington Post, Jerry Doolittle thought that Bond is “still irresistible to women, still handsome in a menacing way, still charming. He has nerves of steel and thews of whipcord”,[29] even if “he’s starting to look a little older.”[29] Doolittle was fulsome in his praise for the novel, saying “Fleming’s new book will not disappoint his millions of fans”.[29] Writing in The New York TimesAnthony Boucher—described by a Fleming biographer, John Pearson as “throughout an avid anti-Bond and an anti-Fleming man”[34]—was again damning, although even he admitted that “you can’t argue with success”.[35] However, he went on to say that “simply pro forma, I must set down my opinion that this is a silly and tedious novel.”[35] Boucher went on to bemoan that although On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was better than The Spy Who Loved Me, “it is still a lazy and inadequate story”,[35] going on to say that “my complaint is not that the adventures of James Bond are bad literature … but that they aren’t good bad literature”.[35] Boucher finished his review lamenting that “they just aren’t writing bad books like they used to.”[35]

The opposite point of view was taken by Robert Kirsch, writing in the Los Angeles Times, who considered Fleming’s work to be a significant point in fiction, saying that the Bond novels “are harbingers of a change in emphasis in fiction which is important.”[36] The importance, Kirsch claimed, sprung from “a revolution in taste, a return to qualities in fiction which all but submerged in the 20th-century vogue of realism and naturalism”[36] and the importance was such that they were “comparable … only to the phenomenon of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories”.[36] Kirsch also believed that “with Fleming, … we do not merely accept the willing suspension of disbelief, we yearn for it, we hunger for it.”[36] The critic for Time magazine referred to previous criticism of Fleming and thought that “in Fleming’s latest Bond bombshell, there are disquieting signs that he took the critics to heart”[37] when they complained about “the consumer snobbery of his caddish hero”.[37] The critic mourned that even worse was to follow, however, when “Bond is threatened with what, for an international cad, would clearly be a fate worse than death: matrimony”.[37] However, eventually a “deus ex machina (the machine, reassuringly, is a lethal red Maserati) … saves James Bond from his better self.”[3

Teresa Rozemond Bond La Draco

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I am blown away. I just found Jame’s Bond’s wife, Tracy Bond, played by one of my favorite actresses, Diana Rigg. For two hours this morning I looked at Lara Rozemond as a possible main character of my Flemming revival ‘The Royal Janitor’. I was not happy with Serena being an older woman. I would lose most of my audience. I looked at some videos of Lara, and captured these shots. Then I saw her, Emma Peel, the besutiful star in ‘The Avengers. I wanted to send Lara another message saying I am certain she is my kin, and related to Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. I wanted her to look at these blue eyes. Then, I thought I better not give the impression I am stalking her. I did not want to make promises I could not keep.

Emma and Lara have baby faces. I have a rule to run by what is old, past the young, who never heard, nor saw ‘The Avengers’. I went googling! I am blown away! This is like the story of Cinderella and the Glass Slipper. She is kin to me a Liz – in a fictional manner! She is kin to Sir Caspar John – in a fictional manner. I left out the opening scene I envisioned two weeks ago – because I was not inspired! Thank you Great Muses!

Lara has taken acting lessons. She needs more lessons. She is too aware of the camera. Relax, and let the camera become aware of you. Take martial arts. Take a video camera and got read your poems in public. Be as dramatic as your poems. Get to the core of your anger. Be your dragon! I will develop your character from the model you give me. You are Denim and Silk – reborn! This is Kismet!

Jon Presco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg

Teresa “Tracy” Bond (born Teresa “Tracy” Draco, and also known as the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo) is a fictional character and the main Bond girl in the 1963 James Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and its 1969 film adaptation. She is the only Bond girl to actually marry 007. In the film version, Tracy is played by actress Diana Rigg.

‘The Royal Janitor’

by

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

Serena Victoria Eastman could not get to Osborne House fast enough. When she got behind the wheel of her 1961 Jaguar she named ‘Grey Cloud’ the young women who picked her up at the airport tried not to show that she had been warned. She was two shades a pale grey when they arrived at the palace built for Victoria and Albert. She tried to keep up on unsteady legs. The blood was returning to her hands now that she unloosened her grip. As they made their way into the basement she realized she had an experience better than sex. She was a virgin. All her blood veins were alive with an energy she did not know existed. She felt adventurous, and nauseous. She knew she would never be the same.

At the stainless steel door, Sabrina stopped, pointed up, and asked;

“What does that say?”

It says……….”I can tell that you are quite left-leaning.”

“Why is it there?” Sabrina asked.

“To remind us to never underestimate anyone. And, never think for a second a whacked-out poet-artist and Bohemian type, is not a true patriot.”

The Creative Royal Fleet Sets Sail

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

Here are the vessels that Sir Caspar John served upon. He was born into a artistic family. I would like see the College of Defence Studies founded by the Artist, Sir Winston Churchill, expanded to include Creative People in Britain and the U.S. As a rule artists, writers, and musicians do not take slaves, gas people, and loot other people’s art. Hitler did all three. He was a bad artist who cost the world many lives, and a trillion dollars to put him down. We took back the art he stole and put it in sacred public places. I support Theresa May’s strike against Assad, who gassed his own people.

Below are the warships that Sir Ian Easton served on.

Jon Presco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspar_John

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Easton

China’s interpretation of the law of the sea within what it claims to be its own waters has long clashed with that of maritime powers and the majority of members of the international community. The United States regularly asserts maritime rights and freedoms under its “freedom of navigation” program, much to Beijing’s chagrin.

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Lynn Kuok

Former Brookings Expert

Senior Research Fellow – University of Cambridge

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But as other maritime powers join the United States in taking steps to defend maritime rights—a British Royal Navy warship makes its way through the South China Sea this month—it is in China’s interests to learn from the Soviet example. As the Soviet navy transitioned from a “reactive coastal fleet” to a “proactive, expansionist, blue-water navy,” the Soviet attitude towards the law of the sea changed. It moved from one that sought to limit maritime freedoms to one that joined hands with naval powers, including its Cold War foe, the United States, to push for protection of such freedoms. A similar shift would help boost China’s international reputation, as well as protect and advance its interests across the globe.

Maritime powers join hands

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed last month that a Royal Navy warship would sail through the South China Sea in March on its way back from Australia to the United Kingdom to assert navigation rights in waters Beijing claims. The HMS Sutherland left Sydney for the South China Sea on March 15, undertaking training with the Australian navy in the meantime. It is not clear what rights, exactly, the United Kingdom will assert—Williamson declined to say whether it would exercise rights to innocent passage within 12-nautical miles of disputed land territories or wider freedoms outside of territorial seas.

What is clear, however, is that in taking steps to assert rights vested under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the South China Sea, the United Kingdom joins other maritime powers in guarding against their erosion. In June 2016, the French minister of defense underscored his country’s commitment to the principles of freedom of navigation and overflight and the navy’s intention to continue to pass through the waters of the region several times a year. In the first half of 2016, French navy vessels deployed to the region three times.

U.S. Freedom of Navigation program

The United States, for its part, regularly asserts maritime rights vested under UNCLOS under its “freedom of navigation” program. The program’s name is a bit of a misnomer since it protects more than the right to navigate from point A to point B. It defends a whole basket of rights and freedoms, including the right of warships to exercise innocent passage within territorial seas without prior notification or authorization, and the freedom to conduct military activities, including surveillance and reconnaissance, outside of territorial seas. The U.S. freedom of navigation program also pushes back against excessive maritime claims that limit rights and freedoms of warships and warplanes. In the past year, U.S. forces under the freedom of navigation program challenged China’s claims to a territorial sea from offshore features not entitled to one under UNCLOS.

Given its wide scope, it is more accurate to describe the program as a “freedoms of the seas” or “excessive maritime claims” program. More accurate terminology would make it more difficult for China to sidestep real disagreements over legitimate rights and freedoms under UNCLOS. Beijing suggests that the United States and others invent concerns over “freedom of navigation,” but its argument only has superficial validity if we take “freedom of navigation” in its narrowest sense. Still, the term “freedom of navigation” operations, or “FONOPS,” has stuck. From October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017, the United States conducted freedom of navigation operations to challenge the excessive maritime claims of 22 countries around the world.

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Biography[edit]

Born Teresa Draco in 1943, she is the only child of Marc-Ange Draco, the head of the Union Corse, a powerful Corsican crime syndicate – not quite as large as SPECTRE, but with substantially larger “legal” operations, including Draco Construction. Teresa goes by “Tracy” because she feels “Teresa” does not suit her (as she introduced herself to Bond, “Teresa is a saint; I’m known as Tracy”).

Tracy’s mother died in 1955; her father then sent her to a boarding school in Switzerland. Deprived of a stable home life, Tracy joined the “international fast set”, committing “one scandal after another”; when Draco cut off her allowance, Tracy committed “a greater folly” out of spite. She later married Italian Count Giulio di Vicenzo who, during their marriage, got hold of a large portion of her money before eventually leaving her; he subsequently died while driving a Maserati in the company of one of his mistresses. During this marriage, Tracy had a child, who later died of spinal meningitis.

Mr. and Mrs. Bond.

Desperate with grief for her child, Tracy attempted suicide by walking into the sea in Portugal, only to be saved by James Bond.[1]

When her father meets Bond, he pleads with Bond to continue to see her, claiming that their relationship had changed her for the better. Bond initially refuses, but he changes his mind when Marc-Ange offers his resources for anything Bond desires. Since the events of Thunderball and the demise of SPECTRE, Bond had been hunting for Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and at one point was willing to retire from MI6 because he felt the hunt was folly and that his services and abilities could be used better. Using Draco’s resources, however, Bond is able to track Blofeld to Switzerland. In return, Bond continues to see Tracy and eventually falls in love with her. Tragedy strikes on their wedding day, however, when Blofeld and his henchwoman Irma Bunt shoot at Bond and Tracy in a drive-by shooting. Tracy is shot in the head and killed.

In the film, Tracy drives a red 1969 model Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible.[2]

Legacy[edit]

In Fleming’s novels, Bond is a broken man after Tracy’s death. In You Only Live Twice, he has begun drinking heavily, which has affected his work; M is forced to acknowledge that he is no longer fit for service. However he decides to give Bond one last chance and assigns him to an intelligence-related diplomatic affair in Japan. This in turn leads to a duel to the death with Blofeld in the climax of the novel, and Bond is finally awarded his revenge. In the aftermath, however, he is left with amnesia.

In the films, James Bond is tracking Blofeld in the pre-title credits sequence of Diamonds Are Forever. The film does not explain why nor does it mention Tracy. Originally, it had been planned that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service would end with Bond and Tracy driving away from their wedding. The scenes where she was shot were filmed at the same time with the intention that they would form the pre-title sequence of Diamonds Are Forever. This was rendered inviable when George Lazenby left the role.

Subsequent films reference the fact that Bond was previously married, but only fleetingly:

  • In The Spy Who Loved Me, when Bond meets Anya Amasova in the Mujaba Club bar, in Cairo, she recites a few facts about his life to prove that she had researched him. She mentions facts about his career and his relationships, noting that he had “…many lady friends, but married only once. Wife killed…” at which point Bond immediately cuts her off, snapping “All right. You’ve made your point.” Anya comments that he’s surprisingly sensitive, to which Bond responds, “About certain things, yes.”

The tombstone of James Bond’s wife, Teresa, which Bond visits in For Your Eyes Only. Shown at a James Bond convention in 1992.

  • In For Your Eyes Only, in the pre-titles sequence, Bond lays flowers at Tracy’s grave (in an English churchyard) before boarding a helicopter. An uncredited man in a wheelchair who strokes a white cat (implied to be Ernst Stavro Blofeld) has booby-trapped the helicopter. Bond lifts the man’s wheelchair with one of the helicopter’s skids and drops him (wheelchair and all) down a tall industrial chimney. The headstone clearly reads: “TERESA BOND, 1943–1969, Beloved Wife of JAMES BOND, We have all the time in the World” – referring to the final words in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the Louis Armstrong song. Also, the headstone shows Tracy died in 1969, the same year On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was released.
  • In Licence to Kill, after Felix Leiter‘s wedding, Felix’s new wife Della throws her garter at Bond, teasing him, “the one who catches this is the next one who…” Bond looks visibly pained; when Della asks Felix about it, Felix makes a short, sad reference to Bond once having been married, “but that was a long time ago.”
  • In GoldenEyeAlec Trevelyan tells Bond, “I might as well ask you if all those vodka martinis ever silence the screams of all the men you’ve killed… or if you find forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for all the dead ones you failed to protect.”
  • In The World is Not Enough, Elektra King asks Bond if he’s “ever lost a loved one.” Bond pauses and brushes off the question.

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1 Response to Genesis of The Royal Janitor

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Hail Britania! God bless the Royal Child born in America. A Lily and a Rose! A granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth a Jewish name taken from Elisheba, ‘The Daughter of the Oath’ the Oath of the Nazarite’. This is why John’s mother was given this name.

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