Be My Guest

Van Gogh – Art Detective

by

John Presco

Harvard and California Royalty

When Christine told me……..

STOP THE PRESSES! My man, Spooky Noodles, called me at 11: 27 A.M. and told me he saw an article about Vincent and his sisters. I was going to concentrate on the suicide of Frances Minty Sedgewick that sent Edie into a death-spiral. It looks like one Van Gogh sister sold her brother’s work in order to pay for her therapy. Christine Rosamond Benton used money from the sale of her art to pay for three psychiatrists. I am talked about in her bio by Tom Snyder, where it is suggested I am responsible for my best friend’s suicide. Who’s paying for my therapy? Am I seeing the best people – money can buy!

The information is coming fast and furious – as a predicted two days ago. Why are the sister’s letter’s surfacing when the lost Van Gogh appears in the hands of a Warhol Groupie. Antony Haden-Guest was close to Warhol. He is related to Princess Di, and thus Harry and Meghan. Antony kissed Christine Wandel’s hand after she delivered a karate-chop to the artist, Heide Hatry, who should do a portrait of Minty – in human ashes!

“Vincent Van Gogh’s bouts with mental illness are well documented. But a new book makes a startling revelation: that his sister, Wil van Gogh, was able to pay for her own mental health treatment by selling 17 of his works upon his death.

The new book, The Van Gogh Sisters by Willem-Jan Verlinden, which will be published in April, details correspondence between the three Van Gogh sisters; Vincent’s brother, Theo; Theo’s wife, Jo Bogner; and other friends of the family.

The hundreds of letters, which are only in Dutch and have never been published before, are held in the Van Gogh Museum archives in Amsterdam. A senior researcher at the museum, Hans Luijten, describes them as “a real goldmine, with wonderful observations.”

“One by one, we intend to publish them in the near future,” he says.

Vincent Van Gogh, Memory of the Garden at Etten (Ladies of Arles) (1888.) [detail] The Hermitage, St Petersburg. (Photo by The Art Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)The sister, Wil van Gogh, lived a largely unhappy life, and was institutionalized for almost 40 years. “I try all sorts of things and I keep hoping something will get through to her,” another sister, Anna, once wrote in a letter.

Van Gogh, of course, had his own troubles, spending three consecutive stays at hospitals in Arles, as well as a year at an asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence the year before his death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In his own words, he was afflicted with “a mental or nervous fever or madness.”

“As he became more and more famous and the prices for his paintings went up, he was, in a way, providing for his sisters, even long after he had passed on,” Verlinden told the Guardian.

These days, paintings by Van Gogh routinely fetch millions of dollars, and even the revolver he used to shoot himself sold at auction for $182,000 in 2019. The artist died at age 37, practically penniless.

Newly Published Letters Reveal That Vincent van Gogh’s Sister Sold 17 of His Works to Pay for Her Mental Health Treatment | Artnet News

Children of Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill and Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne of Canford Magna

‘He Was Just Documenting Society’: Veterans of Warhol’s Factory Days Remember the Artist at a Special artnet Event

The evening’s main attraction was a panel discussion moderated by artnet News editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein and featuring guests Vincent Fremont, a longtime collaborator of Warhol and one of the Founding Directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; “Baby” Jane Holzer, a Factory “superstar” who appeared in several of Warhol’s films; and writer Anthony Haden-Guest, the eloquent author and bon vivant who has chronicled his experiences in Manhattan’s elite social circles and art scenes in books like True Colors.

ARTnews Ltd., which publishes these pages, announced today that it has hired Vincent Fremont as its new CEO. Fremont helped found the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts after the artist’s death in 1987, and served as its sales agent from 1991 to 2010. He had previously been vice president of Andy Warhol Enterprises and executive manager of Warhol’s studio.

Vincent Fremont on Andy Warhol: He was an energy force » Urban Milwaukee

He told the Armchair Expert podcast: “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”

However, his seemingly off-the-cuff remark triggered a furious backlash from right-wing commentators, including Sean Hannity.

Heide Hatry – Wikipedia

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Heide Hatry: The Rust Room. Undercurrent Projects, New York | VernissageTV Art TV

CZ and Anthony Haden Guest

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

“The Guests are from real patrician stock, unlike the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, who are descended from crooks.”

Definition of patrician1 a member of one of the original citizen families of ancient Rome

2 a a person of high birth aristocrat

  • one of the most nobly born of English patricians
  • —Sam Schulman

b a person of breeding and cultivation

  • a tall patrician … who looked as if she was accustomed to serving on boards and making important decisions
  • —J. A. Michener

I have looked a lot of family trees, and knew one day I would come upon a statement like the one above. Here is C’s family tree.

After taking her hand and placing it on the cheek of Heidi Hatry, then – giving it a shove – Christine Wandel became aware of man standing nearby with a dropped jaw! This jaw belongs to Anthony Haden Guest who is kin to CZ Guest, who just may be the most titled person in American history. Her daughter is kin to William and Harry Windsor thru their mother, Princess Diana Spencer, and Winston Churchill. CZ is in the peerage, as are her parents. But what is astounding, the linage of her father is not followed. CZ descends from the Douglas Earls of Agnus, and may have Stewart and Tudor blood in her veins. If so, this would have put CZ in line to the throne of England – if she was a British citizen. Who disowned, who?  These are more than Boston Brahmans. Christine is a Boston Blueblood, and she reminds me of CZ, who I think was an Enlightened Woman. I believe she is Monica in my unfinished masterpiece ‘The Gideon Computer’.

So, Anthony is staring at Christine, who says to her;

“No one has been possessive of me like this!”

He is suggesting this might be a good idea – brought back. Anthony asks C’s name, she gives it, and adds;

“I am from Boston.”

Anthony lights up with this information, takes C’s hand, and kisses it!

We have arrived at the Blenheim Palace Labyrinth that is at the core of my autobiography ‘Capturing Beauty’ that includes the true story of my late sister, who was the world famous artist ‘Rosamond’.

This morning I watched a video of Anthony being interviewed by Charlie Rose about his book ‘True Colors’. Christine has met a kindred soul. He is the art critic I have been searching for. There was an argument about “manners”.  CZ was an authority on this. This is the tip of the iceberg. CZ aspired to be an actress and dated Errol Flynn, as did my mother and aunt, who died not knowing Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor is our kin. Anthony wrote the definitive book on art comingled with the pop and celebrity culture, that Liz trail blazed.  I will read ‘True Colors’ so I can ground the success of my late sister in a reputable critique, that, good, or bad, will be an honest one. I would like to interview Anthony.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

“I’m very intuitive, very sensitive to people,” C.Z. Guest says. “I have good judgment and common sense. I know the difference between right and wrong. Being what I am has helped me. I think manners are the most important thing in life. How you treat each other. That’s very important. To have respect, consideration. Goodness. I’ve been married to the same man for 30 years and manners have been very important in keeping us together.”

Manners have to be taught, the same way right and wrong have to be taught and there lies the crux of C.Z. Guest’s thesis.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Douglas,_6th_Earl_of_Angus

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Born in Paris, Haden-Guest is the son of Peter Haden-Guest, a United Nations diplomat who later became 4th Baron Haden-Guest. His mother was Elisabeth Haden-Guest, née Louise Ruth Wolpert. As Haden-Guest was born before his parents’ marriage, upon his father’s death the peerage passed to his younger half-brother, Christopher Guest, a comedian, actor, writer, director, musician and Grammy Award-winning composer.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Haden-Guest

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Haden-Guest

Debutante Years[edit]

Cornelia made her debut in the winter of 1981-1982 at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.[5] Her 18th birthday party included author Truman Capote (a childhood friend), Prince Egon von Fürstenberg (1946–2004), supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, John Bowes-Lyon who is Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Andy Warhol (another childhood friend), make-up artist Way Bandy, heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, and Jerry Zipkin, a socialite, escort, and confidante of First Lady Nancy Reagan, as guests.[5][6] Capote, a Guest family friend, explained to People magazine why Guest’s soiree attracted so many celebrities, royals, and powerful people: “Cornelia has a No. 1 name. The Guests are from real patrician stock, unlike the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, who are descended from crooks.”[5]

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Covering a period in which the prevailing artistic fashion has rapidly shifted and when art, money, talent, and celebrity have been confused, a study of the last twenty-five years of the contemporary art world offers vivid portraits of key artists as they strive to fulfill their ambitions. Tour.

Artists, dealers, collectors, auctioneers, critics — seemingly everyone involved with the contemporary art world makes an appearance in ”True Colors,” Anthony Haden-Guest’s devastating account of the art scene during the past three decades, when vested interests supplanted esthetic concerns. The book is top-heavy with revealing anecdotes and names — it sometimes reads like a directory. One must also endure Mr. Haden-Guest’s occasionally irritating prose, punctuated by snappy jargon and ho-hum metaphors. But drawing on his background as a cultural journalist, he proves a valuable guide through an art landscape that acquired ”a heated, garish quality, like the set for a game show.” ”True Colors” may surpass an outsider’s worst suspicions about the ”nonchalant ruthlessness” of ”an art world where all that anybody talked about was money.” ”I really enjoy sales. Sales is a form of conscious control,” says Jeff Koons, a one-time Wall Street broker who became a prominent artist in the mid-80’s. Advising other art dealers on how to handle their clients, Mary Boone suggests, ”Get them into debt. . . . Get them to buy lots of houses, get them to have expensive habits and girlfriends. . . . That’s what really drives them to produce.” There is ultimately a tedious sameness to such candid venality. But in addition to in-depth looks at Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and their kind, the story is supplemented by a rich variety of stomach-churning reports on artists whose work entails self-mutilation. The grisly extremes some people have stooped to for their 15 minutes of attention suggest they would welcome even the scathing treatment they receive here.

The Family Tree of Fair Rosamomd and Princess Diana have roots at Blenheim palace, as does the Hart family. Though it can not be proven Ann Hart Hull had children from whom Royal Rosamond descends – at this time – my family is forever enjoined to the Legends of Rosamond that abound with speculations. When I connect Rosamond to the Holy Grail, then I will own all these legends that have come into my family in modern times. Fair Rosamond, and the seven Hart sisters, will be forever entwined.

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I talked to Christine in New York City last night. It had been almost a year.

Christine grew up in a four story home on Hancock Street on Beacon Hill. Her father was a doctor that had his office on the first floor, and treated the Blue Bloods of Boston. Chris went to the finest schools, and attended Mills College in Oakland California where she majored in Theology. Religion is in her blood.

In looking for Christine Wandel’s ancestors, I found Marie-Louis Wandel who at the time was the Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations from Denmark. I had Christine give her a call. Marie-Louise told Christine all the Wandels lived in a city in Denmark and are kin to a Bishop. After talking to Chris last night, I have found this Bishop, and the city. It is the oldest in Denmark. Johan Wendt-Wandal-Vandel-Wandel was appointed the Bishop of Ribe by King Christian 111 because Wandel was a disciple of Martin Luther, and was with him when he nailed his theses on the church door in Wittenberg.

Johan was a Wend. Vandal (Wenth ell Slavus), Johan – 1541, a Lutheran Reformer and Bishop indicated (on tombstone in Ribe) as born in Goslar. Prince Phillip is the living history of what was set in stone by King Christian the Reformer. King Waldemer IV of Denmark who died in 1375, assumed the official title of “King of the Wends”. This title was used until 1972.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Douglas,_6th_Earl_of_Angus

In 1509, Douglas married Margaret Hepburn, daughter of the Earl of Bothwell. After her death, and that of his father, in 1513, on 6 August 1514 the new Earl of Angus married the dowager queen and regentMargaret Tudor, widow of James IV, mother of two-year-old James V, and elder sister of Henry VIII of England. The marriage stirred up the jealousy of the nobles and the opposition of the faction supporting French influence in Scotland. Civil war broke out, and Margaret lost the regency to John Stewart, Duke of Albany.

Lucy Douglas “C. Z.” Guest (née Cochrane; February 19, 1920 – November 8, 2003) was an American stage actress, author, columnist, horsewoman, fashion designer, and socialite who achieved a degree of fame as a fashion icon. She was frequently seen wearing elegant designs by famous designers like Mainbocher. Her unfussy, clean-cut style was seen as typically American, and she was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1959.[1]

Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill1

F, #106316, b. 17 September 1847, d. 22 January 1927Last Edited=26 Dec 2012Consanguinity Index=0.0%     Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill was born on 17 September 1847.2 She was the daughter of John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane.1 She married Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne of Canford Magna, son of Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st Bt. and Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Bertie, on 25 May 1868.1 She died on 22 January 1927 at age 79 at Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, EnglandG.2 She was buried on 26 January 1927 at Canford Manor, Dorset, EnglandG.2
     She was appointed Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)1 From 25 May 1868, her married name became Guest. After her marriage, Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill was styled as Lady Wimborne of Canford Magna on 30 April 1880. She was Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) (d ) on 22 January 1927.3

Children of Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill and Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne of Canford Magna

She was born on February 19, 1920, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Vivian Wessell and Alexander Lynde Cochrane, an investment banker. Her brother called her “Sissy” and she transformed that into “C.Z.”[2] She dabbled in acting, including an appearance in the Ziegfeld Follies in 1944.

One of Bruce Weber’s collections of photographs of the American super-smart has a sequence about CZ Guest, who has died aged 83. There are her couture clothes awaiting amendment in the sewing room at Templeton, Old Westbury, New York; her puggy, poochy pets; her portrait in oils; and silver-framed snaps of her sharing a joke at half a century of classy society functions.

But the only direct shot of CZ shows just a bejewelled ear, and the flick at the end of her cap of straight hair. She had simplified herself into a logo, and nothing more than that flick was needed to suggest to America this pin-up of old money who had become a respected gardening adviser.

CZ had loved plants ever since she pestered the gardener to her Bostonian family (papa a banker, mama a showgirl) in the grounds of their 40-room mansion. She had her own little garden, with corn, beans, lettuce, zinnias and marigolds. She also had horses: throughout her life, she assumed, said designer Oscar de la Renta, “that everybody had a pony”; she hunted foxes with General Franco, and was trained to compete at equestrian shows. It was the standard Boston Brahmin apprenticeship for matrimony, but she rebelled.

Her brother had called her Sissy, for sister; she adapted it to CZ – pronounced See Zee – and, acknowledged at 17 to be the golden goddess of the Massachusetts north shore, fled for a few flagrant years. She went on stage, first in a local revue, then as a Broadway showgirl in the 1944 Ziegfeld Follies. After heading for California, she studied at the 20th Century Fox studio; she never got into a movie, but figured big in gossip columns, dating, among others, Errol Flynn. She went to Mexico and posed in the nude for Diego Rivera.

Rumour goes that when, in 1947, CZ married Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, heir to a steel fortune, his family bought the picture from the Mexico City bar where it hung. Their unBostonian wedding was at the Havana home of best man Ernest Hemingway, a big-game hunting chum of the groom. CZ was, as Guest’s second wife, a perfect match. He was a polo champion, and organised the French racing stables they owned; she ran their stables in Virginia. Nor did “ran” mean waving imperiously at stablehands; she exercised her horses every day, and rode in major shows.

Her jodhpur-clad attitude to clothes was important to the history of American fashion. A sporty, outdoorsy style had developed there since the 1890s: tennis wear, sailing gear and riding clothes were the natural uniform of the upper classes and Hollywood stars, and were copied by everybody. But then the success of Dior’s Parisian New Look in 1947 persuaded American women that high fashion must be unsporting and indoorsy.

On March 8, 1947, she married Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, the son of Frederick Guest, who was a son of Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron Wimborne, and Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill (daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough) who, through his mother, was a first cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, and was a national polo champion.[2][3] Ernest Hemingway was best man at the wedding, which took place at Hemingway’s home in Havana, Cuba. The couple had two children, Alexander Guest and Cornelia Guest. C. Z. Guest was pictured on the cover of the July 20, 1962, issue of TIME magazine as part of an article on American society. [1]

After a horse riding accident in 1976, Guest was asked by the New York Post to write a column on gardening. Her first book, First Garden, was illustrated by her friend Cecil Beaton. Other friends included Truman CapoteSawai Man Singh II of JaipurBarbara HuttonDiana VreelandBabe Paley and William S. PaleyGloria Guinness and Thomas “Loel” Guinness and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor who were the godparents of their children.

Much photographed, she was also painted by Diego RiveraSalvador DalíKenneth Paul Block and Andy Warhol[2]

In 1985 she designed a small fashion collection consisting mainly of cashmere sweaters that was introduced at a show of the designer Adolfo Domínguez. In 1986, she expanded her design work to include a limited line of sportswear sold under license, and in 1990 she came out with a fragrant insect repellent and other garden merchandise. [3]

Death[edit]

Guest died on November 8, 2003 in Old Westbury, New York at age 83. A friend was driving her to the hospital after she was experiencing breathing difficulties at home.[2]

Anthony Haden-Guest (born 2 February 1937) is a British-American writer, reporter, cartoonistart critic, poet, and socialite who lives in New York City and London. He is a frequent contributor to major magazines and has had several books published.[1][2]

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Family[edit]

Born in Paris, Haden-Guest is the son of Peter Haden-Guest, a United Nations diplomat who later became 4th Baron Haden-Guest. His mother was Elisabeth Haden-Guest, née Louise Ruth Wolpert. As Haden-Guest was born before his parents’ marriage, upon his father’s death the peerage passed to his younger half-brother, Christopher Guest, a comedian, actor, writer, director, musician and Grammy Award-winning composer.[2]

A humorous blurb on the back cover of The Chronicles of Now, a book of Haden-Guest’s cartoons published by Allworth Press, reads as follows:[1]

Boring, pompous, and a complete and utter waste of time. I don’t know what my brother was thinking.
—Christopher Guest.

Through Christopher Guest, Haden-Guest is brother-in-law of actress Jamie Lee Curtis. The heir presumptive to the barony is actor Nicholas Guest, younger half-brother of Anthony and brother to Christopher.[1]

Career[edit]

Haden-Guest formerly penned a weekend column on art collection for the Financial Times[3][4] His drawings have appeared in the New York Observer and he has contributed articles and stories to the Sunday TelegraphVanity FairThe New YorkerParis ReviewSunday TimesEsquireGQ (UK)The ObserverRadar and other major publications. In 1979 he was awarded a New York Emmy for writing and narrating the PBS documentary The Affluent Immigrants.[1][2][5] Wrote Down the Programmed Rabbit-Hole‘ a collection of essays on 1970s corporates.

Haden-Guest frequently turns to upscale Manhattan social life for his subject matter as seen in the following sample of his work from Rolling Stone:[6]

The lead singer had been married to one of those decadent European rich so numerous in Manhattan nowadays—”International White Trash,” as the uncharitable put it—and there was a sizeable splinter group of fashionable uptown faces cruising among the downtown regulars, their expressions mingling curiosity, distaste, alarm. We fetched drinks. Making small talk would have been strenuous … We left. He got into a Maserati the colour of arterial blood. The three of us followed in the rich girl’s Mercedes. Although almost brand-new, it was already dented and scarred by careless driving.

One reviewer said about Haden-Guest’s book The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night, published by William Morrow & Co.,[7]

British socialite and writer Anthony Haden-Guest has been a champion party-goer for more than 30 years. There are few people more qualified to lead a reader, as he does in The Last Party, past the velvet ropes and doorman and into the tornado of 1970s disco, drug excess, and excessive sex that was Studio 54. Unlike some of his contemporaries whose memories are dulled by years of hard living, Haden-Guest seems to actually recall many of his experiences at Studio. His book is therefore part personal memoir, part reportage.

Haden-Guest was a guest on Charlie Rose[8] while promoting his book True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World, published by Grove Atlantic.

Personality[edit]

Haden-Guest is known for being humorously irreverent, as seen in the following quote on Gawker.com:[9]

The massive streak of Puritanism in America has reasserted itself, especially amongst liberals. When I moved to New York there were still a bunch of good writers, often half-drunk, but still very good writers. That doesn’t exist any more. Where do they go? They probably go and teach at Bard.

In response to a suggestion that Peter Fallow in the Tom Wolfe novel The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) was based on British expatriate journalist Christopher Hitchens, Hitchens said that Haden-Guest was a more likely candidate. A website maintained by the University of Kent cites Haden-Guest as the inspiration for Fallow.[2]

Once known for his late-night antics, Haden-Guest was named the winner of Spy magazine’s “Iron Man Decathlon” in 1988 and 1989.

Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest

Peter Albert Michael Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest (29 August 1913 – 8 April 1996), was a British United Nations diplomat and member of the British House of Lords. A dancer and choreographer who performed as Peter Michael with the Markova-Dolin Ballet, Ballet Divertissement, Ballet Theatre, Ballet Joos, and the Repertory Dance Theatre from 1935 until 1945, Haden-Guest was a United Nations official from 1946 to 1972.[1] He inherited his title in 1987.

Haden-Guest was the third son of Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest and Muriel Carmel (née Goldsmid), daughter of Albert Goldsmid (Muriel was the 1st Baron’s second wife). Peter Haden-Guest’s father was a convert to Judaism who had later “renounced” the religion.[2][3][4] Haden-Guest’s maternal grandparents were both converts to Judaism, though both were of partial Jewish ancestry.[5] Haden-Guest was an atheist.[6]

Haden-Guest was married twice, his wives being:

  • Elisabeth Wolpert (née Louise Ruth Wolpert, 1910—2002), a German-born writer and socialite better known as Elisabeth Furse; she and Peter Haden-Guest married in 1939 and divorced in 1945. They had one child, Anthony Haden-Guest (2 February 1937—)
  • Jean Pauline Hindes, whom he married in 1945. They had three children: Christopher (1948—), Nicholas (1951—), and Elissa (1953—).

Upon his death, Lord Haden-Guest was succeeded by his son Christopher, an actor who is married to the actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Lord Haden-Guest’s eldest son, New York journalist Anthony Haden-Guest, was born before his parents were married and was thus ineligible for the title.

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896[1] – 24 April 1986), commonly known by her second married name of Wallis Simpson and previously as Wallis Spencer, was an American socialite whose intended marriage to King Edward VIII caused him to abdicate his throne.

Wallis’s father died shortly after her birth and she and her widowed mother were partly supported by their wealthier relatives. Her first marriage, to U.S. naval officer Win Spencer, was punctuated by periods of separation and eventually ended in divorce. In 1931, during her second marriage, to Ernest Simpson, she met Edward, then Prince of Wales. Five years later, after Edward’s accession as King of the United Kingdom, Wallis divorced her second husband to marry Edward.

The King’s desire to marry a woman who had two living ex-husbands threatened to cause a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom and the Dominions, and ultimately led to his abdication in December 1936 to marry “the woman I love”.[2] After abdicating, the former king was created Duke of Windsor by his brother and successor, King George VI. Edward married Wallis six months later, after which she was formally known as the Duchess of Windsor, without the style “Her Royal Highness“. She was instead styled as “Her Grace“, a style normally reserved for non-royal dukes and duchesses.

Before, during, and after the Second World War, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were suspected by many in government and society of being Nazi sympathisers. In 1937, they visited Germany and met Adolf Hitler. In 1940, the Duke was appointed governor of the Bahamas, and the couple moved to the islands until he relinquished the office in 1945. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Duke and Duchess shuttled between Europe and the United States living a life of leisure as society celebrities. After the Duke’s death in 1972, the Duchess lived in seclusion and was rarely seen in public. Her private life has been a source of much speculation, and she remains a controversial figure in British history.

The Maze and Grail At Blenheim Palace

Posted on April 18, 2013by Royal Rosamond Press

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The estate given by the nation to Marlborough for the new palace was the manor of Woodstock, sometimes called the Palace of Woodstock, which had been a royal demesne, in reality little more than a deer park. Legend has obscured the manor’s origins. King Henry I enclosed the park to contain the deer. Henry II housed his mistress Rosamund Clifford (sometimes known as “Fair Rosamund”) there in a “bower and labyrinth”; a spring where she is said to have bathed remains, named after her. It seems the unostentatious hunting lodge was rebuilt many times

The Spencer family is one of Britain’s most illustrious aristocratic families. This noble family descended in the male line from Henry Spencer, claimed to be a descendant of the cadet branch of the ancient House Le Despencer (died c. 1478), male-line ancestor of the Earls of Sunderland, the Dukes of Marlborough, and the Earls Spencer. Two prominent members of the family were Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Spencers later joined the Churchills upon the marriage of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland and Lady Anne Churchill, daughter of the most celebrated Duke of Marlborough. From them descends the current line of the Spencer family which was divided into two branches. The senior line are currently the ducal line of the Spencer family who holds the Dukedom of Marlborough. The 5th Duke of Marlborough later changed their surname to Spencer-Churchill to emphasize their descent from the first duke. The junior line are currently the comital branch of the family who holds the title Earl Spencer.

The comital branch of the Spencer family can trace their ancestry to most of Britain’s nobility as well as to most of Europe’s royal houses. The Spencers are direct descendants albeit illegitimate of the House of Stuart, with the family boasting at-least five line of direct descendancy from the Stuarts, and from them, the Spencers can trace their ancestry to other royal houses such as the Bourbons, the Medicis, the Wittelsbachs, the Hanovers, the Sforzas, and the Habsburgs. More-so, the Spencers are one of the very few British noble families to be the heirs body of a once sovereign family, being the senior female-line descendants of John Churchill, the once sovereign Prince of Mindelheim.

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Lieutenant Randolph Leonard Churchill+1 b. 22 Jan 1965
Jennie Spencer Churchill+1 b. 25 Sep 1966
Marina Spencer Churchill+1 b. 11 Sep 1967
John Gerard Averell Spencer-Churchill+1 b. 27 Aug 1975

The House of Windsor has been teetering on its weak foundation due to the world looking at the death of Princess Diana. Putting Kate Duchess of Cambridge next to Diana, is problematic for many reasons. However, when you put these three royal woman next to one another, and add the New York History of the Brevoort, Macomb, and Jerome families, then, it is easy declare Diana and her Sons, an Honorary Sovereigns of Detroit and New York. Make it so!

Above is the Chateau de Navarre owned by a woman who claimed she descends Robert de Navarre and the Navarre Royal Line that descends from Marguerite de Navarre ‘The Mother of the Renaissance’ . This lineage is contested, Many are. Should the ancestors of Robert Brevoort be declared delusional – and insane? I will be laying down the blueprint for a New Renaissance between Britain and the United States that will carry forth the Vision of Winston Churchill, and Franklin Delanore Roosevelt, the Democrat.

The home of Alexander Macomb was the first White House. We see a stylized painting of the interior of this home located on 39 Broadway. There is an arch that is symbolic of the Washington Square Arch, from where Artists Actors declared Greenwich Village a Sovereign Nation. Let us install a statue of Diana, there. Another statue of the Princess will be put on Dark Island.

Jon Gregory Presco ‘The Nazarite Prophet’

Copyrght 2017

The Spencer family is one of Britain’s preeminent aristocratic families. Over time, several family members have been made knights, baronets, and peers. Hereditary titles held by the Spencers include the dukedom of Marlborough, the earldoms of Sunderland and Spencer, and the Churchill viscountcy. Two prominent members of the family during the 20th century were Sir Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales.

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

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