Warhol On La Cienega

Today I discovered Andy Warhol had one of his first shows at an art gallery on La Cienega where Bryan McLean, myself, and my sister went for the Monday Night Art Walk. This led me to search for Andy’s first relationship with Hollywood and the Stars. I found a article that says his relationship with Hollywood was a dark one, and, he may have felt intimidated with a openly hetero Bastian because he was a homosexual. This darkness must have faded when he became a good friend of my cousin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, who was his muse. Did Liz hear, or see Warhol’s dark Hollywood side? Liz encouraged Michael Jackson to take up art. Here is a Rock Star artist gone Hollywood which is what my friend was. Bryan was bi-sexual. He learned to swim in Liz Taylor’s pool.

At TIFF, Andy Warhol Takes a Dark View of Hollywood

Six days ago a facebook group popped up on my newsfeed.  Last night I read the feedback of a woman who went to Uni High, knew Bryan, and went to the New Balladeer. She reminded me what a brilliant friendship I had with Bryan. On this group I read about the influence of Love had on Jim Morrison and Jimmy Hendrix. My good friend was a good friend of Jim and the beat poet Michael McClure, who had a powerful influence on him. Several years ago I posted on Antonin Artaud coming to Bozeman Montana for the End of the World Art Show. Artaud wrote an essay in 1933 ‘The Theatre As The Plague’.

Two hours ago I googled Morrison and Artaud, then, Artaud and McClure. Michael wrote a book of poetry titled ‘For Artaud’. Jim modeled his act on Artaud’s ideas as taught to him by McClure. This is profound because Jim emulated Love. Arthur caught him going through Bryan’s drawer. Was he looking for love letters? How about songs?

After my friend saw the large painting I did of Rena, he suggested we try to find her. I suggested we borrow camera’s from Mill’s College and take his Bentley to Nebraska and do a film on our search. Years later I began my first unfinished book ‘Golden Girls of the Corn Cob’. Rena is captured by a cult of Amazons who hide her in the sand dunes of Nebraska.

The title of my autobiography is ‘Capturing Beauty’. Rena is my Mona Lisa. I declared she was the New Helen of Troy ‘The Face that launched a thousand ships’ that brought doom to the Trojans. The connection between her late husband and the Captain Crozier cagonavirus crisis, is prophetic. Rena is the inspiration for Victoria Bond, the granddaughter of James Bond. I am kin to Ian Fleming via Liz Taylor.

John Presco




“The founder of the Theater-of-Cruelty, Antonin Artaud, poet-actor, described one of his infrequent scenarios thus: ‘eroticism, savagery, bloodlust, a thirst for violence, an obsession with horror, collapse of moral values, social hypocrisy, lies, sadism, perjury, depravity, etc.’ To anyone who has ever listened to The Doors at any length, this will appear to be a catalog of their material, but that’s just a part of the whole. This context of Artaud is more than their ornamental design, more than a convenient rubric into which they stuff their music. Among their contemporaries, The Doors are going somewhere different.

The second book from the famous beat poet Michael McClure who read at the historic Six Gallery Reading in 1955 alongside Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen and Philip Lamantia. This book is dedicated to the eccentric French playwright, writer and intellectual Antonin Artaud. This small volume of poetry features one long, beautiful photo printed on 4 folded unbound sheets. The cover features a an abstract Far East painting by McClure.













WeHo’s Gallery Row Was Once the Center of L.A. Art

Irving Blum, Ferus Gallery director, during Andy Warhol’s first-ever commercial gallery exhibit in July 1962 at 723 N. La Cienega Blvd. (in the unincorporated West Hollywood community). Warhol didn’t attend the exhibit opening. (Photo by William Claxton. Courtesy of Demont Photo Management LLC)
Irving Blum, Ferus Gallery director, during Andy Warhol’s first-ever commercial gallery exhibit in July 1962 at 723 N. La Cienega Blvd. (in the unincorporated West Hollywood community).  (Photo by William Claxton. Courtesy of Demont Photo Management LLC)

Art historians say that Los Angeles came of age as an art city by the early 1960s. As proof, they point to quintessential New York artist Andy Warhol – because the first one-man exhibition anywhere of his pop art paintings was July, 9, 1962 at a gallery on the edge of the unincorporated community of West Hollywood.

Warhol unveiled all 32 “Campbell Soup Cans” paintings that day at Ferus Gallery, located at 723 N. La Cienega Blvd. The exhibition confirmed that a considerable shift in the cultural landscape was well underway from East Coast angst to West Coast cool. Ferus was an upstart gallery, the first in the Los Angeles area to exclusively feature modern art.

“Ferus injected energy into the scene with Andy Warhol’s first-ever solo show,” the Los Angeles Times said. “Warhol’s appearance helped galvanize a sense that Los Angeles – a new city, steeped in popular culture and shiny materials like plastic – could become a pop art capital.”

The gallery’s owners had spotted Warhol and his work on a scouting trip to New York the year before and talked him into a one-man show then.

Warhol’s soup can paintings were shown side-by-side on shelves running the length of the gallery, as if they were cans in a grocery store. They were the first pop art exhibition on the West Coast and represented several turning points in the artist’s career. The soup can paintings were: 1) a key transitional work from hand-painted to photo-transferred (silk screened) paintings; 2) a change that also happened at the Gemini Graphics Limited Editions lithograph on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood; and 3) among Warhol’s earliest paintings based on American consumer goods, and some of his first works that featured serial images.

Critics contend the exhibition was the breakthrough moment that launched Warhol’s career. Even though it wasn’t successful critically or commercially at the time, it made history, as Warhol eventually reached the stratosphere of New York’s art world by way of L.A.

Warhol didn’t attend the 1962 exhibition, but he was on hand for a second one at Ferus Gallery the following year when he showed “Gold Marilyn” for the first time, which he made in response to Marilyn Monroe’s death. His “Triple Elvis” was other main piece of artwork first exhibited at Ferus Gallery at the 1963 showing.

When Ferus Gallery opened in 1957, there was nothing else like it in the country. It was the right place at the right time, an important early incubator of contemporary and avant-garde art in Los Angeles. Besides introducing local talent Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin. Ed Moses and Ed Ruscha, the gallery also brought to Los Angeles audiences the latest work by such New York artists as Joseph Cornell, Roy Lichenstein, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella and Warhol, of course.

“When Ferus opened, it was the one really contemporary gallery dealing with younger Los Angeles and San Francisco artists; and that generation was the first, because of that support, to train here, work here show here and make national reputations,” said Henry Hopkins, former director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and what now is the UCLA Hammer Museum. “The result is that Ferus stands as a symbol of the transition of Los Angeles from provincial center to what it is today – and internationally recognized center for the arts.”

At the time of Warhol’s exhibitions at Ferus, L.A. was emerging as a contemporary alternative to New York – a somewhat miraculous development because L.A. didn’t have a real art museum, which is a crucial piece of infrastructure that exposes artists to audiences and is key to cultivating patrons or collectors.

Such a museum didn’t exist until 1965 when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened on Wilshire Boulevard. Prior to that, what passed for an art museum was a department within the former Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art at Exposition Park, now the county’s Natural History Museum.

The David Stuart Gallery at 807 N. La Cienega Blvd. during a Monday Night Art Walk in 1963. (Photo by William Claxton, courtesy of Demont Photo Management LLC)
The David Stuart Gallery at 807 N. La Cienega Blvd. during a Monday Night Art Walk in 1963. (Photo by William Claxton, courtesy of Demont Photo Management LLC)

Gallery Row and Art Walks

What Los Angeles had, though, was the largest concentration of galleries west of Chicago, nearly all along a half-mile stretch of North La Cienega Boulevard that now is home to the La Cienega Design Quarter. The south boundary was Melrose Avenue, while the northern boundary was Santa Monica Boulevard.

These galleries more or less assumed the role of a civic art museum, the Los Angeles Times stated in a 2012 article. “They were crucial to building a contemporary art scene in a city with a younger, more fragile art infrastructure than traditional art capitals.”

Accounts differ as to the actual number of commercial art galleries. The Times said “at least 36 did business” in those four blocks, while California State University Long Beach history professor Sarah Shrank has written that “the late 1950s and early 1960s witnessed the opening of more than 100 within a couple of square miles of gallery row. Other sources put the number at a solid core group of 24 galleries along gallery row.

They had enough critical mass, in any case, to bolster the city’s reputation as one where cutting-edge, contemporary art was being made and exhibited.

What most people likely remember is the “Campbell’s Soup Cans” exhibition at Ferus in 1962, but there were other distinctive galleries in the North La Cienega cluster. The Nicholas Wilder Gallery was the first in the United States to show David Hockney’s work. The gallery’s owner even showed up in a few of Hockney’s paintings.

Although most showed modern artwork, the galleries were quite diverse overall. Heritage Gallery dedicated itself to exhibiting works of African-American artists, while the Joan Ankrum gallery was the first to have group shows featuring the work of black artists. The David Stuart Gallery had a specialized expertise in pre-Columbian art.

At least nine of the galleries along North La Cienega were owned by women. The Riko Mizuna Gallery was owned by the only Japanese woman on gallery row. The Eugenia Butler Gallery specialized in the work of conceptual artists, while the Molly Barnes Gallery launched the careers of artists Billy Al Bengston and John Baldessari.

“At the turn of the 1950s, only a handful of galleries existed in Los Angeles, most of them private and many located in the lobbies of big hotels. La Cienega Boulevard, then known as Restaurant Row, would become renowned in art circles by the end of the decade as Gallery Row.

A small number of arts professionals started galleries in that area in the early 1950s, many of them as a sideline to the slightly more lucrative business of picture framing. A group of gallery owners started art walks to publicize the works of this new generation of contemporary artists. They would stay open late and serve wine one Monday evening every month beginning in the late 1950s and continuing through most of the 1960s.

“On Monday evenings — especially on those Mondays when exhibits opened — it wasn’t unusual to see 1,000 people walking up and down the boulevard,” the Times reported. The Monday night “art walks,” as they came to be called, made La Cienega’s art gallery row internationally famous and helped call attention to L.A.’s importance as one of the nation’s leading art centers.

The David Stuart Gallery at 807 North La Cienega Blvd. during a Monday Night Art Walk in 1963. (Photo by William Claxton, courtesy of Demont Photo Management LLC)

Other accounts estimated the number of people to be as many as 2,000; often it was necessary to wait in line to get into a gallery.

These were self-guided tours that turned West Hollywood into a hip destination for Angelenos interested in art collecting and in gallery culture. La Cienega’s galleries stayed open late into the evening when these occasions were as much about socializing as business.

Time magazine reported that “from all over come matrons out for culture, art students, kids on an inexpensive date, a scattering of beatniks. There are even some artists, recognizable by their uniform: paint-splattered jeans, workmen’s shirts, big brown belts for hooking thumbs into.”

The magazine described the scene as “… a street of restaurants in unearthly shapes, of neon in colors not known elsewhere, of low white buildings – a street, in sum, of vast self-assurance.” Monday night on La Cienega was “quite possibly not only the best free show in town but also one of the most popular institutions in Los Angeles County.”

There was a sound business reason for the art walks, of course. “Advertised as the new urban bohemia, La Cienega Boulevard, like Venice Beach, became a tourist destination. In addition, like the coverage of the beat coffeehouses, newspapers listed weekly tours and special events taking place in the galleries. Most popular were the Monday night art walks, when the galleries stayed open late and people could browse from one gallery to the next. These self-guided tours helped collectors find new talent and price the current market,” according to “Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles,” a book by Sarah Shrank.

The Getty Center sponsored numerous exhibitions in 2011 that commemorated the artists, places and time for L.A.’s becoming a major cultural hub. The City of West Hollywood participated extensively in the exhibition called Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945 – 1980.

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Cultural Shootout In Bozeman

“Social media footprints suggest a suspect accused of fatally shooting a Montana sheriff’s deputy during a nighttime traffic stop was heavily immersed in antigovernment, anti-police and pro-gun militia views.

While Lloyd Barrus made Facebook postings suggesting government excesses at Ruby Ridge and Waco and showing armed Oath Keepers with a private helicopter, his son Marshall Barrus has a criminal record.”

The Oath Keepers, headed by Stewart Rhodes, is an armed Patriot group whose members claim to be ex-military and police officers whose primary purpose is to defend the Constitution. It’s not clear, at this point, if Barrus is a member of Oath Keepers, but he has posted several social media pictures suggesting a possible past connection with the military.

Lloyd Barrus’ Facebook page also showed photos of former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos saying the “Terrible, Pointless Awful War on Drugs – Replacing the Black Dad with the State.”

In April, close to the birthday of Adolf Hitler, Barrus posted a picture of Nazi Germany with the caption: “No Rioting going on in this picture.”

The picture is from suspect’s Lloyd Barrus’ Facebook page in April, shortly after Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The caption Barrus posted says:
“No Rioting going on in this picture.”

In another post from last October, Barrus said, “The FBI & ATF killed more children at Waco then were killed at Sandy Hook. Where was the outrage then?”

Here are two prophetic posts I made that predicted the political and cultural showdown that took place in Bozeman Montana. I looked at my muse, and into the future. It has been alleged artists have owned the ability to do this for thousands of years. Alas, the proof arrives. This proof is very valuable to all artists.

Rena is has been capable of extreme cruelty. This aspect of women is oppressed. After it was revealed that the president of the United States deliberately walked in on young naked beauty contestants, and millions of women still voted for him, demands a motive be sought, for all of human culture is attacked by this Beast and the beautiful women who adore him, even worship him.

The relationship I have with my muse can be depicted in many medias. A play, ballet, or a musical would captivate many audiences. Our drama will explore the idea no woman is capable of love. Rena entertained this possibility that is the landscape she roams upon, like a thoroughbred horse. And in a horse, there is a rose………..the Fifth Rose! Can you see it? Can you find it?

Jon Presco

“Do you think there is a Cultural Shootout coming, between me and my Muse, at the ‘I’m O.K. You’re O.K. Coral’? I think this is exciting as all hell!”

“The Theatre of Cruelty and Cultural Warfare is coming to Emerson Center For Arts & Culture”






Rena Victoria’s return in a more fleshy form (ink and paper) is equivalent to Eve returning to Adam in Paradise. A New Genesis is under way, as I own four pages of divine suggestions worthy of the Sistine chapel, such as this one;

“I see you are quite left-leaning. Please do not, in your urban world, be too hard on cattle producers and red-neck women. We are human too!”

Perhaps this is not a commandment from the omnipotent pedagogy, but, it is a wished for course correction that points the prow of my ship towards a more feminine, thus peaceful star. If I don’t want the source of my inspiration flow, to be cut-off, I will do my best to write the most profound apology in the history of the English language. James Joyce, move over.

For a warm up I am going to author a short story about two French lunatics who escape from the booby hatch and hop a steamer to America in 1872. Going West, they buy a cattle ranch in Montana, and are pleased that they fit right in. Here, scary psychotic folks carrying a big gun are held in high esteem. In no time Vince and Art have acquired a reputation.

“Don’t get in these guys way, because they are bad-ass hombres – even though they’re from France.”

Just put a cowboy hat on Gough and Artaud, and we got one hell of a psychological western thriller that tells the world Artists and Mad Men – are human beings too!

Do you think there is a Cultural Shootout coming, between me and my Muse, at the ‘I’m O.K. You’re O.K. Coral’? I think this is exciting as all hell!

Jon Presco

Waiting For Artaud





cooper8The Theatre of Cruelty and Cultural Warfare is coming to Emerson Center For Arts & Culture

Our Beautiful Star Spangled Muse



renap0004Jessie Benton, the daughter of the famous artist, Thomas Hart Benton, believed the Fort Hill Community in Roxbury Massachussetts was from outer space. The famous musician, Mel Lyman had a cult following two blocks up the street from where I lived with two artists, and an LSD dealer who you could find in the Boston Commons. Joe would punch your ticket, and away you ride on the Jefferson Starship.

The year is 1970. Does Jessie and Mel know about the space odyssey Grace Slick and other famous rock musicians have in the works. Did they hear they tried to get Kurt Vonnegut onboard ‘Blow’s Against the Empire’ that is right out of Lyman’s philosophy.

Grace Slick and Jessie Benton. No one has put these two people together before, just as no one put Lucia Joyce and Antonin Artaud together. How about James Joyce and Mel Lyman? Mel instigated an American Renaissance in Boston, a city in New England that is said to be the most English city in America. He founded a newspaper with the monies his wife inherited from Thomas Benton. The Avatar began to invent a new language that Mel believed would transform America from coast to coast – and then the whole world. Mel had declared himself God, an Avatar, a term that comes from India.

Mel was born in Oregon and set out to capture the language and feel of American Folk Music that is a treasure trove of colloquialisms. Mel took from the greats and attempted to create a New Metamorphis. He knew some of Andy Warhol film makers. Here is born the American Avante Guard and Theatre of the Absurd steeped with American Tradition founded by European Rebels and Misfits. Joyce had to give an answer to Edgar Allen Poe, a Gothic Hand across the water – full of Irish Limericks – played on a Hillbillies banjo! For We are Clever Children of Words, and it took clever words and naughty Leperacons to declare We had founded a True Democracy.

One night, it began to snow. I had never walked in the snow, and I put on my black English Bobbies cape and headed up to the tower on Fort Hill. I had become jealous after I beheld Rena emerge from her dorm wearing a long velvet green cape. Why can’t I wear a cape? Wlaking around the campus of the University of Nebraska with Rena Victoria in her cape, was a highlight of my life, for I was famous for making costumes and parading around in public. Above is a photo of me in the cape my girlfriend Gloria made for me.

Yesterday, I spoke a silent truth to Rena Victoria, knowing she was reading my letter.

“Rena, I never stopped loving you. I could not because you were ‘The One’ I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. We had so much beautiful work together. I’m afraid we own a huge mistake. You see, I never asked for anything in my life, and looking down on the breaking waves, I asked for you, the love of my life. Where is she?”

“Here I am!”

When Rena Victoria walked out of that dark doorway, she wanted to say this; “Will you help me?”. However, because she was abused as a child by a selfish alcoholic, she quickly learned the primal rule in an alcoholic household; “Never ask you drunken parent for anything, because you are going to get it, the devious lesson and diatribe about all the things they didn’t get as children, teenagers, and adults. And, somehow this is all your fault – and you are only seven years old.”

“Can I walk with you?” Rena asked me. And, I knew exactly what she was asking me, and why she was disguising her cry for help. To this day I thanks Meher Baba, a Indian Avatar for helping me break my silence, because, here she was, Rena delivered unto me minutes after I summoned her.

“Of course. I was expecting you?”

That said, I felt for a reaction from this beautiful appiration that took steps in unison with my steps. Rena now took a step ahead of me, because she wanted to see my face, when she asked her next question.

“What do you mean by that?”

“I was looking down on the waves crashing on the shore. Yesterday I said goodbye to the woman I thought would be the Love of my Life, and wondered where she was, the true Love of my Life.”

Talk about moments to member. Here we were at three in the morning in LA. This beauty does not know me from Adam. Has she just made the biggest mistake in her life, and, now her life ends here and now?

“Don’t be afraid, I am a harmless romantic!” Again, I felt for this young woman’s fear level, her meeting with the Big Bad Wolf, or her beholding of her Knight in Shining armour.

“Oh!” se said, and I assumed correctly she knew what a romantic was, and, assessed I was harmless.

Just then, my sister Christine and her boyfriend Michel walked up to us. We were staying at our sister’s house, whose husband was Michael’s brother. We decided to take a walk to the Venice Pier, and I let these two lovers goto the end of the pier without me. That’s; when I looked down at the waves, and asked…..for something. And, not just anything. I will love Rena Victoria to my last day on earth, because she is my Gift, my Gift from God, in this case, Meher Baba, for I had become a devote of this Avatar in 1967. From here on I will describe my relationship with this goddess on terms an average citizen of India would understand. I will alas reveal the lessons I gave my Gift, and discrobe our two person Renaissance.

As I made my way up to the tower, I began to get romantic with the sound my boots were making in the freshly fallen snow. I stopped and looked back from where I came. At home is my first painting of Rena. She is walking in the freshly fallen snow in Nebraska – in her green cape. I have taken great care in rendering the dry prairie grass peeking through the snow in a bright wintry landscape. There is a purity here, a continuation of our lessons Rena is receiving on her own, she no longer walking with me. And this is what must be, for, one of the happiest days of my life when I took the train to Boston and stopped in Lincoln to see Rena once again. This was also the unhappiest day of my life, because we said goodbye. This far, and no further.

I stood below the monument to a battle we americans won against the Brits in the our War of Independence. I am looking into the sky and watching the snowflakes fall. Suddenly I hear footsteps approaching, and hear this question.

“What are you doing here. You are not supposed to me here. Get going!”

I can not believe what I am hearing, and size up this little man with his hands in his pocket. I asked him why I must leave a public park and he tells me he is a guard, and, he is guarding Mel and Jessie Lyman who are in my family tree thanks to Christine beholding photo of my painting of Rena Victoria in her green cape. If Christine had not become a famous art, then I doubt Garth Benton would have married my sister. My ex-brother-in law had a daughter named Jessie from her married to the actress, Ali McBride. This name is a family tradition.

“Are you carrying a gun I asked Paul Williams.
“Yes I am.” was the reply.
“And you are prepared to shoot me, if you don’t get your way?”

From Rena’s letter come these words, to my rescue. For since the day I met her, she has saved my life a thousand times. The love I will always have for her is my resolve, to go forward no matter how dark and afraid you might feel. And I was fearless because the worst thing in my life had already happened to me. I lost her.

“Here I am!”

“My day walks are beautiful, winter is beautiful. Life can be beautiful, sometimes. The winter here is my friend. Out with my dogs I spotted wolf tracks!”

The Summer of Love ended in disaster. The Gathering of the Tribes, is now a dispersion. Free Love is now a Long Goodbye. This was the main lesson we shared in our little Renaissance as we went our way in different directions.

“I am no longer young and pretty.” My Muse informs me. Then she give me a profound apology. No one has ever appigzed to me for anything, least for something that happened forty-four years ago. And this apology is as fresh as new snow.

“Greg, I want you to know & listen. I apologize for being an abusive girl who our paths crossed in 1970. I had come out of a dark and dangerous place, and you helped me.”

There it is! Do you see it? “Help me!”

We are not immortals. If you poke us, we bleed. And we grow old. And we die. Then, comes the end of our story. And if we are lucky, we will be remembered. If we are innocent, we will be forgiven as we lie on our death-bed. But surely death is coming. And death leaves no tracks in the snow. But, what of Love? Does it last………forever?

Rena and Greg! Have we come together to give the world an answer? Have we come to dance, the last dance? Do we dare attend our own Wake, from a safe distance, or very near. Will I be with Rena Victoria watching her did in her death-bed?

Rena sent me a poem she wrote in 1971. ‘All Winter Long’ She is eighteen.

“All winter long I watched the world through silver splinters
But now……
The warm-weather workmen come;
bearing the final strategem on their backs.”

This beautiful snow maiden loves the winter for its solitude. For dreams of owning a perfect love, fall upon a lonely heart. And never is this love like any other love.

Like snow flakes, we descend to earth. And in the spring, we melt away. I am but one pall-bearer come to bear beauty on my back, and mourn for our secret conspiracy, that can not be told, until, it is over. And it is never over.

The three artist that God put on this earth to accompany my Gift, are gone. Alone, I alone, get a glimpse of her, our beloved Star Spangled Muse, her gossamer wings, whispering, as she comes to bear our creative collective heart, to a finer place.

Jon Presco

Williams created the first national US magazine of rock music criticism Crawdaddy![1] in January 1966[2] on the campus of Swarthmore College with the help of some of his fellow science fiction fans (he had previously put out some science fiction fanzines).[3] The first issue was ten mimeographed pages written entirely by Williams.[4][5] He left the magazine in 1968 and reclaimed the title in 1993, but had to end it in 2003 due to financial difficulties.

He was also the author of more than 25 books, of which the best-known are Outlaw Blues, Das Energi, and Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, the acclaimed three-part series. Williams was a leading authority on the works of musicians Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young, and science fiction writers Philip K. Dick (serving as the executor of his literary estate)[6] and Theodore Sturgeon. His last book was The 20th Century’s Greatest Hits (a “Top 40” list that includes movies, books & other documents).[7]

In 1981 he edited and published, with David G. Hartwell, the first book edition of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a foreword by Jimmy Carter

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Branding The PP&P

QUIBI premiered yesterday.

Rosamond Press

Over an hour ago I sent this e-mail to David Hamsher in hope all members of Associate Capital read it. Note Micky and I are having a synchronistic moment.  The broom is carrying a small barrel, cut in half. I am sweeping the street in front of the Ken Kesey mural in Springfield. Ken was a lot like Walt. Ken took Further and the Pranksters to England to look for Merlin.



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I am the President of Royal Rosamond Press ‘A Newspaper For The Arts’ aimed at protecting Bohemians and our historic culture. It has come to my attention you have used the name ‘California Barrel Company’ that was copyrighted by me in my blog on my great grandfather, who was a Director for the original CBC.  I mention Jacob Koster, who was a member of the Bohemian Club, as was his son. They were…

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Victoria Bond as Andromeda

In August of 2013 I compared Irene Easton to Andromeda and the un-named Pricess that is sacrificed to the Dragon in the legends of Saint George. I got an e-mail from Tomas Ensley who knew Rena sense elementary school. They kissed in a car after a date, and Rena want no more of his kisses.

For hundreds of year artist and sculptures have used living models to render Greek and Roman gods. In 1971, Rena sent a photo of her profile in order to do a painting of her as a un-named goddess. My sister saw a photograph of this painting and took up art – to become world famous! Rena is Rosamond’s muse. She beheld her minutes after WE rescued by the sea.

Tomas Ensley is a registered sex offender. I suspect he read my posts where I find Rena, and she sends me a long letter. I suspect he was already in touch with her, and kept this a secret, because, he did not want to share his secret fantasies about her. “He who accuses – excuses!” It would not take much to depict me as some kind of kidnapper. The name of my auto-biography is;


I am kin to Ian Fleming via my cousin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor who was a a collector and promoter of art, as well as Any Warhol’s Muse. Fleming wanted Liz’s husband, Richard Burton, to play in the first Bond movie.

John Presco

Author of ‘The Royal Janitor’

Copyright 2020

P.S. I just googled the movie ‘The Andromeda Strain’. This is the psychic warning I have been getting since 2013.






“There is no information about Rena on the site.  She’s kept a low profile and we assume she has her reasons.  We all respect that.  We knew her as a lovely, sweet and troubled young woman.  Your words have romanticized her beyond recognition.  I’m happy that I knew her, but Rena was no goddess.  I think she would have laughed to hear you call her that.  There are no goddesses after all.  Only those that we choose to place on a pedestal.  She is just another soul on a wild trip through the Universe, just like the rest of us.  It is likely that she will hear of your inquiries in time.  When that happens, it is her choice whether to respond.  Please allow her that.  I want your promise on this.  Understand, it took me no more than twenty minutes of searching to locate your name and to make contact with you.  Surely Rena would have no trouble doing the same, if it was her desire.



A team is deployed to recover a military satellite which has returned to Earth, but contact is lost abruptly. Aerial surveillance reveals that everyone in Piedmont, Arizona, the town closest to where the satellite landed, is apparently dead. The duty officer of the base tasked with retrieving the satellite suspects that it returned with an extraterrestrial contaminant and recommends activating “Wildfire”, a protocol for a government-sponsored team of scientists intended to contain threats of this nature.

The Wildfire team, led by Dr. Jeremy Stone, believes the satellite—intentionally designed to capture upper-atmosphere microorganisms for bio-weapon exploitation—returned with a deadly microorganism that kills through nearly instantaneous blood clotting. Upon investigating Piedmont, the team discovers that the townspeople either died in mid-stride or went “quietly nuts” and committed bizarre suicides. Two survivors—the sick, Sterno-addicted, geriatric Peter Jackson and the constantly bawling infant Jamie Ritter—are biological opposites who somehow survived the organism.”

Victoria Bond looked down on the people in the lobby as she rode the escalator to the top floor of Lloyd’s where Clive de Rougemont had his office. His family were co-founders of Lloyd’s of London. She has never been to the headquarter of BAD. She had debriefed herself on the train ride. She felt she was prepared for what awaited her. What she was not prepared for was the oil of abeautiful woman that was hung above Clive’s desk. She went right to it, and did not see Mr. Rougemont’s outstretched hand.

Who is this. She……looks like me!”

She should look like you. She is your great grandmother.”

Victoria felt a rush of blood to her head and neck. She has taken blow to her solar plexus. And now………….her third eye!

It’s time for you to know who you are! Come here. Sit down. Here is your grandfather. Clive clicked play on his computer. “Here is your grandfather.”

Denis de Rougemont Founded European Union

Denis de Rougemont, writer, pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, in the 1970ies. (KEYSTONE/PHOTOPRESS-ARCHIV/Str)
Denis de Rougemont, Schriftsteller, aufgenommen in den 1970er Jahren in Genf. (KEYSTONE/Max Vaterlaus)

Denis de Rougemont was titled ‘The Prince of European Culture’. He was at the first Bilderberg meeting, and is considered a co-founder of the European Union. Frederich the Great granted the Rougemonts of Neufchatel a title of old nobility when he came to this area in Switzerland. Rougemont was the Director of Congress of Cultural Freedom that employed Writers and Artists against the Soviet Block.


Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor may be kin to Denis.

Jon Presco



Rougemont, Denis (de)
8.09.1906, Couvet (Neuchâtel) – 6.12.1985, Geneva
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Denis de Rougemont

Denis de Rougemont was born on on September 8th, 1906 in Couvet in the Canton from Neuchâtel in Switzerland. His/her father is Pasteur. He continues studies of letters at the University of Neuchâtel between 1925 and 1930. In parallel, it starts its first voyages and remains in particular in Vienna, in Hungary and Souabe.

In 1930, it settles in Paris and becomes, within the Esprit movements and the Order New one of the founders of Personalism, at the sides of Emmanuel Mounier, Arnaud Dandieu, Robert Aron, Henri Daniel-Rops and Alexandre Marc. They were called “the nonconformists of the Thirties”. Rejecting as well Hitler as Stalin, just as nationalism and individualism, they preach the idea of an political organization, economic and social which is with the service of the Person designed like a unit at the same time distinct (the individual) and connected to the Community (the citizen), at the same time free (as an individual) and person in charge (as a citizen).

The Marine Society and Rougemont



marinessClive de Rougemont was head of the Sea Cadets. He is of a Huguenot banker ancestry that fled with much of France’s wealth after the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. This family founded Lloyd’s of London. I may be kin to this family.

Jon Presco

Marine Society to merge with Sea Cadets

By David Osler

June 03 2004 Lloyds List

THE Marine Society is to lose its independence and merge with the Royal
Navy-controlled Sea Cadets, after being forced to discontinue its training
ship activities for financial reasons.

Both decisions – announced at the organisation’s annual meeting in London
yesterday, which was addressed by the Princess Royal – appear to reflect
financial realities determined by the continuing decline in UK seafarer

The accounts given to attendees showed that subscription and donation
income totalled just ?43,700 ($80,320) last year.
Expenditure of training activities alone – most notably on the vessel TS
Earl of Romney – was over 10 times that figure.

But although Earl of Romney offered basic sea experience to more than 560
adults and young people last year, the 1957-built vessel is to be paid off
this year, and not replaced.

There is no immediate financial crisis, given that the organisation has
built up fixed assets of around ?8.8m in the centuries since its foundation
in 1756.

However, chairman Clive de Rougemont admitted: “Over the past year, the
council has been doing much soul-searching over the future of the society.”

It would be “problematical to say the least” to find the cash for a new
training ship, and a radical solution was needed.

Thus it had been decided to pool resources with another complimentary
charity and to merge with the Sea Cadet Association.
The new organisation will be called The Marine Society and Sea Cadets, he

Practical and legal issues meant that a final timetable had yet to be drawn
up, but fusion was likely by the end of this year.
The merger will take the form of the transfer of Sea Cadet assets and
undertakings to the Marine Society.

The Queen, the society’s existing patron, will also act as patron of the
new organisation.

At yesterday’s meeting, the Princess Royal paid tribute to the work of both
the Marine Society and the Sea Vision campaign.
To the delight of trade union observers present, her speech noted that
while the government’s tonnage tax policy had strengthened the Red Ensign,
it had not boosted seafarer numbers.The Marine Society

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The Marine Society was the world’s first seafarers’ charity. In 1756, at the beginning of the Seven Years’ War against France, Austria, Russia, Sweden and Saxony (and subsequently Spain and Portugal) Britain urgently needed to recruit men for the navy. Jonas Hanway (1712-1786), who had already made his mark as a traveller, Russia Company merchant, writer and philanthropist, must take the chief credit for founding the society which both contributed to the solution of that particular problem, and has continued for the next two and a half centuries to assist many thousands of young people in preparing for a career at sea.

[hide] 1 Formation
2 Incorporated by Act of Parliament
3 Hostilities cease, Education starts
4 After the Second World War
5 Notes
6 External links

Formation[edit source]

Plaque marking site of the foundation of The Marine Society
The Marine Society, the world’s oldest public maritime charity, was the brainchild of a group of London merchants and gentlemen, who first met at the King’s Arms Tavern, Cornhill, London on June 25, 1756 to discuss a plan to supply two or three thousand seafarers for the navy.[citation needed] Recruitment began immediately. Sponsors were sought and advertisements for volunteers appeared in newspapers and on the street:

“Notice is hereby given, that all stout lads and boys, who incline to go on board His Majesty’s Ships, with a view to learn the duty of a seaman, and are, upon examination, approved by The Marine Society, shall be handsomely clothed and provided with bedding, and their charges born down to the ports where His Majesty’s Ships lye, with all other proper encouragement.”

Ten men were duly clothed and delivered to ships of the King’s navy. In this small way began the work of The Marine Society. The main object of the charity when founded was sending unemployed or orphaned teenagers to sea as officers’ servants. The Royal Navy was estimated to need about 4,500 boys as servants during wartime. Approximately a thousand were ‘young gentlemen’ intending to be officers, and many of the remainder were supplied by the Society. As the boys were for the most part from non-seafaring families the Society probably provided a real increase of several thousand to the pool of naval recruitment. The Society also provided over ten thousand naval recruits with free clothing, which helped reduce the typhus problem.[1]

Incorporated by Act of Parliament[edit source]

The scheme really took off. By 1763, the Society had recruited over 10,000 men and boys; in 1772, such was its perceived importance in the life of the nation, it was incorporated in an Act of Parliament. Admiral Nelson became a stalwart supporter and trustee of the charity, such that by the time of the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) at least 15% of British manpower was being supplied, trained and equipped by The Marine Society. The relative professionalism of these men, the great British naval hero readily acknowledged, played a part in his victories.

Hostilities cease, Education starts[edit source]

But the end of hostilities meant that naval recruitment was no longer the nation’s first priority, although Admiral Boscawen was later to write: “No scheme for manning the navy, within my knowledge, has ever had the success as the Marine Society’s.”

Hanway now formulated plans for transferring boys to the merchant service on their discharge from naval ships and from then on, the Society was equally involved with both Royal and Merchant navies.

Early reports from commanding officers had indicated that the number of desertions might be reduced if boys equipped by the Society were given a period of training before being sent to sea.

Initially the Society hired a schoolmaster and bandmaster to teach some of the boys and in 1786 purchased a merchant ship the Beatty, which was converted to a training ship and renamed Marine Society. The Society thus became the first organisation in the world to pioneer nautical training for boys in its special school ship which was moored in the Thames between Deptford and Greenwich.

This example was followed in the nineteenth century by many other organisations in ports round the British Isles. From 1799 until 1918 The Admiralty provided a succession of training ships, the last two of which were renamed Warspite. In 1922 the Society commissioned HMS Hermione as the third Warspite. However the outbreak of the second world war forced the Society to evacuate the ship owing to the probability of air attack.

From 1756 to 1940 the Society recruited over 110,000 men and boys for the Royal Navy, the British East India Company and Merchant service. Records show that from 1756 to 1815 the charity provided some twelve percent of naval manpower, all the more valuable to the nation since each one was a volunteer.

After the Second World War[edit source]

After the Second World War, the Society concluded that there were by then sufficient facilities for sea-training provided by national authorities. It continued to provide sea-kits for many young seafarers and, where necessary, offered grants for their education, but in the 1950s the Society began to insist that cadets thus helped should have completed a good general education, obtaining a minimum of four GCE passes at O level. In this way The Marine Society pioneered what was subsequently accepted as standard practice for the entry of officers into the Merchant Navy.

Between 1940 and 1987, as the Society’s reserves increased, was not only able to help individual seafarers but also to make grants to many maritime charities. In 1981 it provided the base funds for the Marine Adventure Sailing Trust, a limited life investment trust fund, which enabled it to make further substantial grants to the Sea Cadet Corps, TS Foudroyant, Ocean Youth Club and other maritime youth charities.

In 1976 the Society amalgamated with various other maritime charities with similar aims, including the Incorporated Thames Nautical Training Trust (HMS Worcester), the Seafarers Education Service The Marine Society College of the Sea, the Sailors’ Home and Red Ensign Club, the Merchant Navy Comforts Service Trust and the British Ship Adoption Society. The merger of the Seafarers Education Service with The Marine Society at this time was hugely significant and helped to ensure the continued relevance of both operations. The SES consisted of The Marine Society College of the Sea and Seafarers Libraries, and had been inaugurated in 1919 by Albert Mansbridge who had earlier founded the Workers Educational Association. Both the College of the Sea and Seafarers Libraries continue to flourish today.

For the past 30 years,[2] the principal objectives of The Marine Society have been to facilitate and to provide practical and financial support for the education, training and well-being of all professional seafarers and to encourage young people to embark on maritime careers.

For many years The Marine Society has had strong ties with the Sea Cadet Corps, not only as benefactor and landlord to the SCA, but also by providing sea training opportunities for hundreds of sea cadets each year.

It was because of these ties plus the complementary objectives of the two charities and, more specifically, the mutual desire to introduce an element of Merchant Navy ethos to the Sea Cadet Corps, that the merger of the Sea Cadet Association with The Marine Society came about 30 November 2004. The new charity thereby created became known as The Marine Society & Sea Cadets.

As the UK’s largest non-profit maritime organisation, the Marine Society & Sea Cadets (usually abbreviated to MSSC) is the holding brand for the two distinct organisations: The Marine Society, and the Sea Cadets. It is based in a Victorian building close to the river Thames and adjacent to Lambeth Palace in central London.

The Marine Society continues as a charity involved in lifelong learning for maritime professionals.

Frederick C. de Rougemont is the son of Clive de Rougemont.1 He married Amelia Frances Albinia Roberts, daughter of Sir Hugh Ashley Roberts and Hon. Priscilla Jane Stephanie Low, on 6 February 2010 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1
1. [S466] Notices, The Daily Telegraph, London, UK, 10 February 2010. Hereinafter cited as The Daily Telegraph.
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Frederick C. de Rougemont1

Hon. Priscilla Jane Stephanie Low was born on 4 September 1949.1 She is the daughter of Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Aldington and Felicité Ann Araminta MacMichael.1 She married Sir Hugh Ashley Roberts, son of Rt. Rev. Edward James Keymer Roberts and Dorothy Frances Bowser, on 13 December 1975.1
Hon. Priscilla Jane Stephanie Low usually went by her middle name of Jane.1 She was educated at Cranborne Chase School, Dorset, England.1 She was educated at Westfield College, London, England.1 She was educated at Courtauld Institute of Art, The Strand, London, England.1 She was a curator in 1975 at Print Room, Royal Library, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 From 13 December 1975, her married name became Roberts.1 She wrote the book Holbien, published 1979.2 She wrote the book Leonardo, published 1981.2 She wrote the book Master Drawings in the Royal College, published 1985.2 She was invested as a Member, Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) in 1985.1 She wrote the book Royal Artists, published 1987.2 She wrote the book A Dictionary of Michelangelo’s Watermarks, published 1988.2 She wrote the book A King’s Purchase, published 1993.2 She wrote the book Holbein and the Court of Henry VIII, published 1993.2 She wrote the book Views of Windsor, published 1995.2 She was invested as a Lieutenant, Royal Victorian Order (L.V.O.) in 1995.1 She wrote the book Royal Landscape, published 1997.2 She wrote the book Ten Religious Masterpieces, published 2000.1
Children of Hon. Priscilla Jane Stephanie Low and Sir Hugh Ashley Roberts
Sophie Jane Cecilia Roberts1 b. 28 Mar 1978
Amelia Frances Albinia Roberts1 b. 1982


“We were delighted to show our support for the Homes for Home project by the £300,000 grant as families play an important part in helping the recovery of injured personnel while they are in hospital. This significant grant demonstrates Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund’s continual commitment to the families of service men and women.”

Andromeda and the Great Art Lesson






andromena5From the moment she emerge from the darkened door at the edge of the sea, Rena Victoria gave me one great Art Lesson after another. I could barely keep up as she dipped into the Master Creator’s palette. When she told me she was afraid of the sea, I wondered if she was the embodiment of Andromeda. Poseidon punishes this most beautiful of maidens by chaining her to a rock by the sea. Surely if I were her reincarnation, I would avoid the ocean – at all costs!

Christine was terrified she would meet her death via a MONSTROUS wave! I died after falling on rocks by the sea. And here come Rena from Nebraska. She gets near the Pacific Ocean, and is in great peril. Her boyfriend is beat-up by Hercules’ followers. Oh, and she gets kidnapped.

Art lesson! Art lesson! Art lesson!

One can say Poseidon had it out for these beautiful and creative siblings ( and their muse) who rendered beautiful young women as pretty as the Nereids – if not prettier!


Who is giving these art lessons – is the question!

Jon Presco

In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the daughter of Cepheus, an Aethiopian king, and Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia’s hubris leads her to boast that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sends a sea monster to ravage Aethiopia as divine punishment.[1] Andromeda is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus, her future husband.

Her name is the Latinized form of the Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda) or Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē): “ruler of men”,[2] from ἀνήρ, ἀνδρός (anēr, andrós) “man”, and medon, “ruler”.

As a subject, Andromeda has been popular in art since classical times; it is one of several Greek myths of a Greek hero’s rescue of the intended victim of an archaic sacred marriage, giving rise to the “princess and dragon” motif. From the Renaissance, interest revived in the original story, typically as derived from Ovid’s account.

Michael John de Rougement Richardson


dragon999Michael John de Rougement Richardson had a solidly upper-class education at Harrow and then Kent School in Connecticut. Then, in 1943 he was commissioned in the Irish Guards. Though twice wounded, he became adjutant to the First Battalion, and was demobbed as a captain.

George de Rougemont: “In 1791, it travels to England where it returns visit to his established banking brothers to London.””Although it had originally operated from offices in the Palais-Royal, in 1851 the CNEP took out a lease on the Hôtel Rougemont (the residence and offices of the banker Rougemont) and transferred its head office to 14 rue Bergère.””Here, too dwell the great bankers of the rues
Laffitte and Bergère and also the merry gentlemen of private means of the chaussée d’Antin. Rothschild and Fould, Rougemont de Lowemberg and Ganneron live here. In a word, here lies the Stock Exchange, Tortoni[103] and all that is connected with or dependent on them.”

Arthur Mallet b. 1821 d. 1891 & Anna de Rougemont de La Schadau Arthur MALLET est né le 21.01.1821 à Paris. Il est lui aussi banquier. Il épouse le 04.04.1847 à Paris 1er, Sophie Denise Anna du TEMPLE de ROUGEMONT. Il décède le 12.01.1891 et Anna le 22.05.1896, tous deux à Paris.

Sir Michael Richardson
Banker who advised Thatcher on her privatisation programme, but ended his career with a lifetime ban from City
ONCE KNOWN as “Mr Privatisation”, Sir Michael Richardson flew as high as any in the City during a 50-year banking career, working for the glittering names, advising Chancellors and Prime Ministers, and himself enjoying virtually celebrity status. And then in 2001 he was banned for life from doing business in the City “in any capacity”.
When Sir Evelyn de Rothschild recruited Richardson to be managing director of the merchant bank N. M. Rothschild in 1981, the chairman of rivals S. G. Warburg said it was the worst news he had had for a year. And Richardson soon showed why. Within a couple of months Rothschild was handling its first new issue for seven years, and the bank was beginning a period of domestic and international growth.
It was a propitious moment. Margaret Thatcher was embattled in her early and massively unpopular attempts to freeze the money supply, liberalise markets and remove the union noose from the necks of business. But by the time Richardson had arranged all the hunting prints and paintings in his plushly, pinkly carpeted office at Rothschilds, victory in the Falklands had given her the electoral security to push through a programme of privatisations that even she had not dared dream of when she first entered No 10.
Privatisations such as the gas, water and electricity industries, and the Big Bang in the City, would make Rothschilds several new fortunes, win Thatcher the gratitude of millions of small investor-voters, and turn Britain from the sickest to the healthiest of the European economies. As one of the chief deal- makers during these sell-offs, Richardson was intimate with the whole process.
Although he did not always concern himself with logistics — he had teams of people to worry about those — he became Thatcher’s favourite banker thanks to his support for her vision, his indeflectible outlook and his knowledge of how to gain the co-operation of the City. And as with most of Thatcher’s coterie of advisers in various fields, the admiration was mutual. “She has been a truly great Prime Minister,” Richardson said in 1990. “She has done more for the City and the country by creating free markets than anyone.”
Richardson’s zesty attitude to doing deals was similar to Thatcher’s attitude to running the country. He worked hard — usually at his desk by 8am — and followed his principles, but it had to be enjoyable too. So there were visits to the opera with the Thatchers, and one year the Richardsons spent Boxing Day at Chequers.
But as well as friendships with Cabinet Ministers such as Peter Walker, who organised the flotation of British Gas in 1986, Norman Lamont and other political standard bearers, Richardson’s charm and joie de travailler won him the personal loyalty of important private clients such as Lord King, with whom he had served in the Army in Palestine.
Another lucrative client was Lord Hanson, whom Richardson advised on the ballooning takeovers of London Brick in 1984 (£254 million), Imperial Group in 1986 (£2.6 billion) and, appropriately, Consolidated Gold Fields in 1989 (£3.5 billion). Richardson was also a friend of Asil Nadir, though his colleagues were more cautious than he about dealing with the proprietor of Polly Peck.
Born in London in 1925, the eldest of three sons, Michael John de Rougement Richardson had a solidly upper-class education at Harrow and then Kent School in Connecticut. Then, in 1943 he was commissioned in the Irish Guards. Though twice wounded, he became adjutant to the First Battalion, and was demobbed as a captain.
A flirtation with Cambridge quickly showed that the academic life was not for him, and in 1949 he began work for Harvey Drayton, working in the investment trust business for three years.
His true career began, however, when he joined Panmure Gordon as a junior partner in 1952. It was there that he first came across Robert Maxwell, when the firm acted in the flotation of Pergamon Press. Richardson claimed that they were not friends, but quarter of a century later, this time at Rothschilds, he acted again for Maxwell, whose Mirror Group he brought to market in 1991, and whose empire he tried to save, before it went belly-up in the Atlantic. Richardson was one of the first people telephoned by Kevin Maxwell when the news of his father’s disappearance came through, and he handled the request to the Stock Exchange to suspend the shares.
Richardson’s 19 years at Panmure Gordon were spent building a network of contacts, not least over lunches at the Savoy, where he was a director, and through the ultimate clique, the freemasons. In 1971 he moved to the stockbrokers Cazenove, and there — under his mentor Luke Meinertzhagen — he took part in important events such as the first sale of BP state shares, and relished battles such as the epic Grand Metropolitan/Watneys takeover, and the House of Fraser’s defence against the Lonrho takeover bid.
With his love of gossip, Richardson was a favourite with City editors, though he was sometimes over-optimistic about his own successes. The partners at Cazenove, that smoothest and most discreet of institutions, feared that he dropped rather too many names, and lived rather too flamboyantly, and the senior partnership did not come his way.
So the move to Rothschilds as managing director, 1981-90, suited him perfectly, giving him a vehicle for his energetic wheeler-dealing. He is said to have generated more fees in the state sell-offs than any other adviser, leading to a knighthood on his retirement from the firm in 1990. But at 65, perhaps unwisely, he had not had enough.
He became chairman of the stockbrokers Smith New Court for four years, and remained a consultant there for a further two. The results were once again impressive, with Smith New Court enjoying growth in its overseas business and becoming broker to four FTSE 100 stocks. However, the years of high Thatcherism and Richardson’s political influence were waning (dealing with John Major was a different matter, he found), and all the while the rules of the City were tightening, the way of doing business was changing, and his grasp of details was becoming weaker.
In 1996 Richardson moved again, to work for Hawkpoint Partners, an investment boutique then owned by NatWest. It was there that he wrote a series of letters on behalf of an acquaintance, Alan Shephard, which declared that credit of “up to $350 millions” would be available. Shephard, however, had twice been declared bankrupt, and in 2001 the Securities and Futures Authority decided that Richardson had been reckless in providing letters that might have been used in an advance fee fraud — a kind of money laundering.
Although Richardson had left Hawkpoint in 1999, the SFA found that he was no longer a fit and proper person to be working in the City. It accepted that he had not been dishonest or written the letters for personal gain, but said that he had ignored all modern compliance procedures. He had just happened to like Shephard. “I believed in him,” he said.The lifetime ban was perhaps rather an academic matter for a man of 76, but he was also ordered to pay £85,000 costs.
Richardson, who lived on the Isle of Wight, was a keen sailor, and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes. As joint master of the Crawley and Horsham hunt, he was passionate about foxhunting, and never gave up the campaign for its continuance.
Michael Richardson married Octavia Mayhew (known as Paddy) in 1949, and was radiantly happy with this “most enchanting woman” for half a century until her death in 1999. He is survived by their son and two daughters.
Sir Michael Richardson, banker, was born on April 9, 1925. He died on May 12, 2003, aged

London, UK, is undisputedly the premiere global financial capital of the world in the 21st century.

The City is undoubtedly Europe’s largest and most vibrant center of world finance. More euros are traded daily in London than in the rest of Europe combined. Some 300 languages are spoken there, everything from Acholi to Zulu, all linked to the global lingua franca, english, the native language of the UK.

The “City” of London is a small enclave within the greater part of the larger city of London that is populated by an estimated 7.5 million people. The CITY is almost exactly 1 square mile (2.6 km) in area and is located dead center in the very heart of the larger city of London, per se’.

The City is a major business and financial powerhouse, has a resident population of roughly 10,000 and employs roughly 350,000 professional financial managers. The City is a sovereign entity unto itself and is governed by the City of London Corporation. It has a coat of arms containing 2 inward facing dragons that have a latin motto which translates into, “Lord, guide us”. Construction is booming in the City, as a new wave of skyscrapers are continually being built. Already the City boasts the tallest building in Europe, a 300 meter high glass pyramid at the foot of the London Bridge, similiar in design to the TransAmerica pyramid in the city of San Francisco, California, USA.

London has a vast critical mass of markets and financial services in commercial and investment banking, securities and derivatives, fund management, insurance and commodities. The City is playing a key role in pioneering and proliferating the development of the euro and financial service markets across the European Union.

Commonly referred to as the world’s new financial hub, the City houses the London Stock Exchange, Lloyds of London and the Bank of England, as well as other important financial institutions such as Barclays Bank, CitiGroup and HSBC. There are over 500 international banks that have offices and branches within the City.

The upcoming 2012 Olympic games are slated to be held in the City of London, bringing investment, status, prestige and international recognition to this newly dubbed 21st century hyper-capitalist city/state.

The City is often referred to as the “wealthiest square mile of land on Earth”. It is the Jewish House of Rothschild that owns, runs and controls the infamous ‘City’ in the very heart of downtown London. As a sovereign entity unto itself, the City commandeers its own internal police force and has recently fortified its perimeter boundries with a so-called “ring of steel”, ostensibly to protect its interests against any and all outside external threats.

According to Niall Ferguson’s book, “The House of Rothschild”, a history of the legendary European/Jewish/Zionist banking family, “there is but one power in Europe and that is Rothschild”. The Jewish House of Rothschild, headquartered in the City of London, has been in control of the world for a very long time. Their tentacles reach into many aspects of peoples daily lives throughout the world, principally because of their extensive global financial power in the affairs of nations. The infamous Bilderberg group, formed in the late 1950’s and meeting annually in various locations throughout the world, is merely a deceptive front through which the House of Rothschild publically sculpts and shapes its fascist New World Order agenda.

The extent of Jewish Rothschild control over the finances of the USA, in particular, is accomplished through direct private ownership of the US Federal Reserve system, owned by Nathan M Rothschild and Sons of London. Further financial power is furnished through the activities of great jewish banking and investment corporations, headquartered predominantly within the city of New York, USA. These include; Goldman-Sachs, Kuhn-Loeb, Lazard Freres and Lehman Brothers. This hidden force also provides US politicians and universities with large jewish endowments, further solidifying control, influence and subservience to the Jewish House of Rothschild.

Further control is exercised by the US Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), a cousin of the Royal Institute of International Affairs based in London. CFR membership is practically a requirement for getting elected to the US President and Vice President offices in the USA. In fact, VP Dick Cheney was a former director of the CFR.

9/11 and the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, was orchestrated by Britain, America and Israel under orders from the Rothschild Empire as a pretext for removing the freedom and liberty from people worldwide in exchange for global Nazi style state security.

The Jewish House of Rothschild and their New World Order agenda calls for centralized control and authority over the entire planet. Their power is concentrated in the City of London, UK, the core centre of the international banking establishment. Highly organized and operating in a veil of secrecy and deception, international jewry rules the world by proxy, that is, they get others to fight and die for them (i.e. the so-called “American” War on Terror being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan).

The fact that the richest, most powerful transnational empire on Earth is jewish should come as no suprise. The House of Rothschild unabashedly owns and controls the land, economy and destiny of the State of Israel and international judaism, and has been THE major force behind world zionism. Their sole objective at present is to gain control of the entire land base of Palestine, particularily the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The Endgame is to implement One World Government, theologically headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel, the spiritual nerve center and endtime platform through which Lucifer (the god of this world) will make his final stand (through a self-annointed jewish Christ figure- the Antichrist of holy scripture) against the coming interdimensional/multidimensional alien/extraterrestrial invasion of the coming Kingdom of Heaven from on high at Judgement Day.




damsel5Rena let go of my wrists so she could grab hold of her sweater and pull it over her head. I went for her breasts, her waist, her hips, and then for the buttons on my shirt. She felt how hard I was, and we were making great haste to get naked. There was much rustling. We were calling to each other with lustful moans and all that wonderous speech. I never felt so encouraged. I had to have her, be inside her. I know Rena wanted us to unite, be as one. She was driven. Her heat filled the studio with an incredible energy. Then, came the cough!

My friend Brian was ten feet away, up on his bed, we on his floor. He had kidnapped Rena five hours earlier on Pismo Beach, and had not talked to us, but when he threw some blankets down for us. Three days earlier, I lived in the apartment across the hall, and gave it up for Brian’s friend, and his wife who had just given birth to baby girl.

I cupped Renas breasts……

Another cough!

I cupped Rena’s head in my hands, and held her still.

What! What! What?

I moved my lips very close to her ear and whispered;

“We can’t do this. It is not fair for my friend.”

Rena’s whole body let go a sigh, and she fell down beside me. I nestled her under my arm. I gently ran my fingers over her beautiful face. My hands spoke volumes of love. She let the fire, go, and she was asleep.

This was enough. Rena had kissed her hero, the loving man who rescued her. There can be no greater tension then this. It was Biblical – and Epic! Only a great knight would give up his home for a mother and child. Only a greater knight is destined to champion one of the most beautiful women in the world. I did both. I did the right thing. I felt Rena’s dreams merge with mine.


De Rougemont of Lloyds



The cote of arms of Lloyd’s contains the cross and sword of Saint George who saved a fair maiden from a dragon, and thus the dragon of the City of London, the wealthiest place on earth. I believe the Rougemont family of Lloyd’s springs from the Noble_Order_of_Saint_George_of_Rougemont.



Herbert de Rougemont of Lloyd’s of London

Herbert de Rougemont of Lloyd’s of London



The coat of arms of Llloyd’s of London contains the same Knight
Templar cross and sword that we see in the City of London coat of
arms. The modern buildings of Lloyd’s of London, and Swiss Re,
dominate the heart of the City of London where Templars allegedly
controlled Britian’s banking, and from them rose the Gnomes of
Zurich Switzerland. This merger may have only taken place in the
cityscape above, where the dome of Swiss Re is in back of the
Lloyd’s of London building. Together, they make a city of tomorow, a
global city that gathers together all the Hugenot Banking families
whom fled to Geneva, and then England. The Herbert de Rougemont
family was one of them. My Huguenot Rougemont ancestors lived in
Basel where Swiss Re has its roots, and then fled to England and

Herbert de Rougemont was there in the beginning of Lloyd’s. His
genealogy says he was an underwriter who lived in Craven Hill
Gardens and had six servants. He is the great grandfather of Sir
Michael John de Rougemont Richardson whose mother, Audrey de
Rougemont, married Arthur Wray Richardson. The Rougemont home later
became the Hempel Hotel.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2006


Audrey de Rougemont Born: 2 Jun 1905 – Marr: – Arthur Wray
Richardson Died:
Arthur Wray Richardson Born: – Marr: – Died: – Father: Mother: Other
Spouses: Wife
Audrey de Rougemont Born: 2 Jun 1905 – Died: – Father: Herbert
Edward de Rougemont Mother: Edythe Caroline SaundersOther Spouses:

1. Michael Richardson Born: Private – Died: –
2. Patrick Brian Richardson Born: Private – Died: –


op=GET&db=settlej01&id=I4601 ·

Herbert de ROUGEMONT · Sex: M · Birth: 1833 in Highgate, Middx ·
Death: 1916 · Occupation: Underwriter and Insurance Agent ·

Living 31 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington 1901. 6 servants

Father: Dennis Alexander ROUGEMONT b: 30 NOV 1802 Mother: Jane Grant
GLENNIE b: 1801 in LondonMarriage 1 Isabella Louisa DANIELL b: 1842
Married: JUN 1869 in Kensington Children Herbert ROUGEMONT b: 3 AUG
1870 in Carshalton, Surrey Isabella ROUGEMONT b: 1871 in Carshalton,
Surrey Dennis L ROUGEMONT b: 1873 in Carshalton Mabel ROUGEMONT b:
1875 in Carshalton Margaret J ROUGEMONT b: 1878 in Paddington Sybil
E ROUGEMONT b: 1879 in Paddington Alice Mary ROUGEMONT b: 1880 in


The Hempel 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, W23EA The Hempel hotel is a
stunning Boutique hotel located in west London’s beautiful Craven
Hill Gardens. Created by acclaimed British designer, Anouska Hempel
this hotel is both Stunning and refined, whilst modern and eclectic.
With accommodating staff and renowned chefs, this hotel truly is a
haven of bliss. A memorable experience will be had by all.

“ROUGEMONT Herbert de Of Lloyds, article in Chambers”

In November 1996, the Corporation acquired, through a United Kingdom
holding company, Capital Re (UK) Holdings, 100% of the issued shares
of Tower Street Holdings Limited (now known as RGB Holdings, Ltd.),
the holding company for RGB Underwriting Agencies Ltd. (“RGB”). RGB
is a managing agency and presently manages five syndicates operating
in the Lloyd’s of London (“Lloyd’s”) insurance market. In November
1997, RGB Holdings, Ltd. acquired 100% of C.I. de Rougemont Group
Limited, the ultimate holding company for C.I. de Rougemont & Co.
Ltd. (“CIDR”), another Lloyd’s managing agency. CIDR manages two
syndicates, one marine and the other non-marine.


1685, Geneva housed many of the Huguenot refugees chassed out by
Louis XIV. A good number of today’s private bankers in Geneva are
descendants of the French Protestant immigrants.

The Huguenot network of bankers abroad remained of considerable
assistance to Samuel Bernard during the period of his financial
ascendancy, while he was the ‘banker of the Protestants’ in exile.
Some of the Huguenot bankers in exile achieved astonishing pre-
eminence, witness the careers of two of them who became founding
directors of the Bank of England. In order to assess the
significance of the Huguenot banking exodus, however, we need not
merely to look at French nationals abroad, but at Genevans. Many of
the Genevan bankers were French-born Huguenots, and Geneva took full
economic advantage of its neutrality during the War of the Spanish
Succession. There is no doubt at all that Huguenots and Genevans
were primary investors in English stocks in the early eighteenth
century. The number of Protestant bankers at Paris in the later
eighteenth century remained totally disproportionate to the number
of Protestants within the population as a whole.

Jane O’Beirne’s letters are a treasure trove preserved by the La
Touche family all these years and never before published. Jane, the
granddaughter of an Earl, helped educate and befriended Anne
Caroline Tottenham, the future Mrs. John David La Touche. This Irish
family with Huguenot roots were important bankers and leaders; major
investors in establishing the Bank of Ireland, still the biggest
bank in Ireland and now headquartered in the building that housed
the Irish Parliament which was dissolved in 1800 after the
disastrous rebellion of two years before. Jane’s letters are full of
names that will become famous in history in Ireland and the United
States. We are grateful to David A. La Touche, Ph.D., to his
ancestors and especially to his great-great grandmother, Anne
Caroline La Touche, for preserving these letters.

1685, Geneva housed many of the Huguenot refugees chassed out by
Louis XIV. A good number of today’s private bankers in Geneva are
descendants of the French Protestant immigrants.

Lloyd’s of London is the world’s leading insurance market, its
underwriting syndicates providing a wide range of insurance cover to
the marine, offshore and aviation industries, in addition to
commercial and domestic sectors.

The Lloyd’s Agency system is a worldwide network of companies which
are selected and appointed by the Corporation of Lloyd’s, to provide
surveying and investigation services and to supply local information
on events or occurrences which may be of interest to Lloyd’s
In the event of a loss or damage which may give rise to a claim on a
Marine Insurance Policy or Underwriters at Lloyd’s, the Lloyd’s
Agent is able to provide invaluable assistance in protecting the
interests of both Underwriters and the Assured.

A Adamson & Company are the appointed Lloyd’s Agents at Glasgow,
also having a sub-agency at the port of Leith. We also undertake a
wide range of surveys in addition to those required in connection
with insurance claim purposes – these include verifying the stowage
and securing of cargo, out-turn inspections, towage approval
surveys, and hatch/hold and vessel condition surveys.



Swiss Re was founded December 19, 1863 by the Helvetia General
Insurance Company in St. Gallen, the Schweizerische Kreditanstalt
(Credit Suisse) in Zurich and the Basler Handelsbank in Basle.

Swiss Re is the world’s largest reinsurer, now that it has acquired
GE Insurance Solutions (Ligi 2006). Founded in 1863, Swiss Re now
operates in more than 30 countries.

Templars in England

The history of the Templars in England began when Hughes de Payens,
Grandmaster of the order visited the country in 1128 to raise men
and money for the crusade. The first house was in London and early
patrons include Earl Robert de Ferrers, Bernard de Balliol, King
Stephen of England and Queen Matilda. Henry II granted them land
across England, including some land by Castle Barnard on the River
Fleet where they built a round church. They were also given the
advowson of St Clement Danes. In 1184 their headquarters was
transferred to the New Temple where once again they built a round

JPMorgan Cazenove is one of the UK’s leading investment banks.
Jointly owned by JPMorgan and Cazenove, it combines innovative and
impartial advice with a broad range of capabilities and proven
execution skills. It is committed to providing its clients with the
highest quality of services based on a deep understanding of their
needs which has been built up over many years.
Headquartered in London, it has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing,
Singapore, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Paris and New York as well as access
to JPMorgan’s extensive global network. It provides a full range of
investment banking services, including financial advice, M&A,
investor relations, debt and equity capital markets advice and
execution and equity research and distribution.
JPMorgan Cazenove is committed to acting as an effective link
between providers of capital and its commercial, industrial and
financial customers.


Cazenove Group


Private CompanyIncorporated: 1954 as Casenove & Co.Employees:
1,134Sales: £292.9 million ($500 million) (2004 prorated)NAIC:
523110 Investment Banking and Securities Dealing; 522293
International Trade Financing

Cazenove Group plc is one of the United Kingdom’s oldest and most
venerable investment bankers, providing capital management and
equities and international market investment services to the
country’s elite. The company counts the Queen of England among its
clients, as well as nearly half of the country’s largest 100
companies. With a history reaching back to the early decades of the
19th century, Cazenove has been forced to undergo a sea-change at
the beginning of the 21st century in order to remain a competitive
banking force. Operated as a partnership for most of its more than
180 years, Cazenove converted to a corporation in 2001 and even
toyed with the idea of going public. Instead, at the beginning of
2005, the company spun off its investment banking business into a
joint venture with JPMorgan of the United States, creating JPMorgan
Cazenove Holdings. In this way, JPMorgan achieved an entry into the
dynamic London investment banking sector, while Cazenove obtained
the deep pockets and career perspective capable of attracting the
financial industry’s top talents. Nonetheless, soon after the launch
of the joint venture, the company announced the defection of three
of its senior members. The agreement also gives JPMorgan the right
to acquire full control of the joint venture as early as 2010.
Cazenove traditionally conducts most of its operations from its
London offices, and in the early 2000s the company closed a number
of its overseas offices, notably in India and Australia. Cazenove
maintains subsidiary offices in the United States, Germany, France,
China, Hong Kong, and South Africa. The group posted turnover of
£292.9 million ($500 million), prorated for the full year 2004 in
order to align itself with JPMorgan’s calendar year. Cazenove is led
by chairman David Mayhew, who joined as a partner in 1968.
Huguenot Origins in the 18th Century

Cazenove’s roots lay in the Huguenot exile, following the revocation
of France’s Edict of Nantes, which had established guarantees of
religious freedom for the country’s Protestants in 1685. Many
Huguenots moved to Geneva, where they became leading financiers. By
the late 18th century, the Huguenot population had begun to emigrate
to other parts of Europe and to the United States. England, already
the financial center of Europe, attracted many Huguenot banking
families, notably the Cazenove family, led by James Casenove.

James Casenove’s youngest son, Philip, was born in 1799 and entered
the financial world in 1819, joining brother-in-law and fellow
Huguenot John Menet at his brokerage. By 1823, Philip Casenove had
become a partner in that business, marking the beginning of the late
Cazenove Group. Menet died in 1835, and Cazenove then formed a
partnership with Joseph Laurence and Charles Pearce.

In 1854, however, Philip Cazenove formed P. Cazenove & Co. in a
partnership with his son and nephew. That partnership quickly rose
to prominence, in large part because of its involvement in the
financial side of the railroad industry. Yet a part of Philip
Cazenove’s success was also attributed to his relationship with the
powerful Rothschild banking family, which served as a patron and
later as a financial partner in many of Cazenove’s transactions. In
1859, for example, Cazenove joined with the Rothschilds to act as a
broker for the raising of capital for the San Paulo Railway Company.

In 1862, the company served another important client, acting as
broker for the formation of the Bank of Hindustan. Cazenove’s
interests in India extended to the construction of the country’s
railroad industry. In the 1870s, the company served as broker for
His Highness the Nizam’s State Railway Company. In 1883, the company
helped raise funding for the launch of the Bengal Central Flotilla
Company, which operated a steamship service between Khoolna and
Burrisaul. Closer to home, Cazenove’s helped raise the funding for
the Atlantic Telegraph Company, launched in 1863, and the Great
Eastern Railway Company in 1868.

Through the end of the 19th century, Cazenove was involved in a
number of exotic transactions, such as the issuing of land mortgage
bonds in Russia in 1874, as well as the creation of the Metropolitan
District Railway Company, which built the London Underground. The
partnership’s reputation as a preeminent investment banker was
solidified when it acquired such prominent clients as the British
royal family. Indeed, into the 21st century, the Queen of England
remained a steadfast Cazenove client.

Weathering Railway Nationalization in the 1940s

Philip Cazenove died in 1880, leaving behind one of England’s most
important financial houses. The Cazenove family remained prominent
members of the partnership through the 19th and 20th centuries,
during which the firm continued to bring in new partners. One of the
most important of these was Swainston Howeden Akroyd, who joined the
partnership in 1889. Considered one of the “fathers” of the London
Stock Exchange, Akroyd brought in his brother, as well as his name,
to the partnership, which became known as Cazenove and Akroyd.
By then, Cazenove had already established its rather exclusive
recruiting practices. Partners seemed more or less required to have
attended elite schools such as Eton or Winchester and to have been
members of the Brigade of Guards. The partnership also became famous
for its embrace of formality and tradition, enforcing highly
restrictive dress codes into the “casual dress” era of the 1990s and

Cazenove made a number of acquisitions of other brokerage and
private banking firms in the early decades of the 20th century. The
partnership later extended its name to Cazenove Akroyds and
Greenwood & Co. in order to reflect its expanded form. Much of
Cazenove’s financial success had been linked to its longstanding
involvement in the British and worldwide railroad industry. Cazenove
had played a prominent role in the development of the British
railroads, which in turn were a major stimulant to the country’s
economic and industrial growth through the 19th century and into the
20th century. The British railroad system, like that of the American
railroad industry, had been largely built up and controlled by
private interests.
Into the 1940s, Cazenove’s fortunes remained entwined with the
railroad industry, notably with its involvement in the Butler-
Henderson Great Western Railway, as well as its dealings in railway
shares. Yet the outbreak of World War II, and the nationalization of
Britain’s railroad system, nearly spelled disaster for the Cazenove
partnership. As the London Times pointed out in an article in
1968: “Before the war it was said that … if the railways
disappeared, Cazenove would go bust. In fact, it has adapted itself
so well since nationalization that it is more powerful than ever.”


Jane O’Beirne’s letters are a treasure trove preserved by the La
Touche family all these years and never before published. Jane, the
granddaughter of an Earl, helped educate and befriended Anne
Caroline Tottenham, the future Mrs. John David La Touche. This Irish
family with Huguenot roots were important bankers and leaders; major
investors in establishing the Bank of Ireland, still the biggest
bank in Ireland and now headquartered in the building that housed
the Irish Parliament which was dissolved in 1800 after the
disastrous rebellion of two years before. Jane’s letters are full of
names that will become famous in history in Ireland and the United
States. We are grateful to David A. La Touche, Ph.D., to his
ancestors and especially to his great-great grandmother, Anne
Caroline La Touche, for preserving these letters.



Marine Society to merge with Sea Cadets

By David OslerJune 03 2004

Lloyds List

THE Marine Society is to lose its independence and merge with the
Royal Navy-controlled Sea Cadets, after being forced to discontinue
its trainingship activities for financial reasons.Both decisions –
announced at the organisation’s annual meeting in Londonyesterday,
which was addressed by the Princess Royal – appear to
reflectfinancial realities determined by the continuing decline in
UK seafarernumbers.The accounts given to attendees showed that
subscription and donationincome totalled just ?43,700 ($80,320) last
year.Expenditure of training activities alone – most notably on the
vessel TSEarl of Romney – was over 10 times that figure.But although
Earl of Romney offered basic sea experience to more than 560adults
and young people last year, the 1957-built vessel is to be paid
offthis year, and not replaced.There is no immediate financial
crisis, given that the organisation hasbuilt up fixed assets of
around ?8.8m in the centuries since its foundationin 1756.However,
chairman Clive de Rougemont admitted: “Over the past year,
thecouncil has been doing much soul-searching over the future of the
society.”It would be “problematical to say the least” to find the
cash for a newtraining ship, and a radical solution was needed.Thus
it had been decided to pool resources with another
complimentarycharity and to merge with the Sea Cadet Association.The
new organisation will be called The Marine Society and Sea Cadets,





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Noble Order of Saint George of Rougemont

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The Confraternity of the Knights of Saint-George of Burgundy

[hide] 1 History 1.1 Origin (1390)
1.2 The Confraternity (1430-1484)
1.3 The Equestrian Order (1485-1788)
1.4 From the French Revolution to the Abolition (1789-1824)
1.5 From the private association to the Apostolic association (1825~2004)
1.6 The Confraternity of the Knights of Saint-George of Burgundy (2004 – present)

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Origin (1390)[edit source]

The noble Brotherhood of Saint George was created in 1390 by two gentlemen of Franche-Comté to honor the relics of the megalomartyr that had been brought back from the Holy Land. Philibert de Mollans, squire to the Duke of Burgundy, was its main driving force. His second-in-command, Jehan d’Andelot, was the son of Sir Jean of Andelot-les-Sallins, and of Marie of Usier, Lady of Vaudrey and Rougemont, where lived the precursors and was held the annual chapter.

The Confraternity (1430-1484)[edit source]

By the time Philip the Good created the Order of the Golden Fleece, on 10 January 1430, there were 24 holders: after the Grand-Master came immediately His Majesty William III of Vienna, in order of precedence. The governor gathered around 1435 or 1440 a certain number of Knights to honor the relics in a chapel that he owned close to the city of Rougemont. Then he decided to celebrate every year the day of the St. George, patron saint of the nobility because he had also been a knight, and was often represented riding his horse with a spear.

The qualities required were sixteen quarterings of nobility, catholic religion, birth in “Franche Comté”, to be sixteen years of age and to donate 300 livre.

The governor general was elected for life by the knights. The other officers were a prelate, a chancellor, a treasurer and two secretaries.

Since then, the most important lords of the region wanted to be accepted in the confraternity and gathered every year at the Chapel of Rougement on 22 April, to celebrate the Day of the Saint.

At that time their insignia was a medal of St. George killing the dragon, suspended from a gold chain.

Philip the Good authorised the confraternity to wear the medal suspended from a red ribbon identical to the one of the Golden Fleece.

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In Her Majesties Secret Service and Coronavirus

I just discovered what ‘In Her Majesties Secret Service’ is about, it is about Bacteriological Warfare! I am blown away. I just scanned through this Wikipedia treatment of the movie. Being a genealogist, with possible ancestors from Rougemont Switzerland, I took note. Also I saw a possible descendant via Terresa Bond. There is a marriage certificate and a wedding, key factors in doing a genealogy. My protagonist, Victoria Bond, is abandoned in the College of Arms by Teresa Bond’s daughter who was born in 1962. Victoria, was born in 1990, and was raised by the cleaning lady that worked there. Victoria is twenty-seven when I began ‘The Royal Janitor’. She is named after my Muse, Irene Victoria Christensen, who married Commodore Sir Ian Easton.

Once more I am blown away by the clock at midnight, or, high noon. I see the twelve sings of the Zodiac.  In 2018 I posted on the belief Psychic Warfare could be employed against Putin and cyber-bots. My characters were now employed against ‘Cozy Bear’ for real. Life immitates art. In the last month a rival-usurper appears. Bill Rozier discovered he has important Rougemont in his tree. They were Knight Templars that I have proven owned the Shroud of Turin. Rozier keeps posting about a dragon. He is a gun fanatic who sees the coronavirus as a blessed Doomsday that will put him at the top of the world. He depicts a militia wearing gas masks wearing the symbol of chemical warfare. For this reason I copyright all my notes on my book that began to resemble a Harry Potter movie. I never read a Harry book. There is a Tolkien connection. I am a Futurian as is Rip Van Winkle.

John Presco


At midnight Bond sees that the 12 ladies go into a sleep-induced hypnotic state while Blofeld gives them audio instructions for when they return home. In fact, the women are being brainwashed to distribute bacteriological warfare agents throughout the world.



I believe Admiral Ian Easton, and Sea Lord, Caspar John, have been sending Lara and I messages.

Raise the Royal Ghost Fleet!”

Just before Victoria Bond awoke from her naval dream, she heard a woman’s voice come to her like the wind from over the horizon.

Save Albion from her enemies, Britannia!”

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

As I lie in bed this morning, coming back to this earthly domain, my angel was telling me to build something. We almost settled on a temple, but, our work was not yet done. KORE would have been ideal site for a temple. I lamented the tearing down of Herbert Armstrong’s radio station where messages from God were broadcast. Then this house on Adam street popped in my mind. It had been a bread and breakfast. I saw students of Armstrong’s prophecy in the main rooms. I wondered about someone, or, some group, gifting this building to the New Radio Church of God that I founded that would work with the homeless of Eugene. Then, in researching Armstrong’s views on British Israelism, I looked at a video wherein is mentioned Armstrong Church of God, a.k.a the Philadelphia Church of God. I had never heard of it. I can tell right away that Armstrong, God, and I, are in conflict with this church that has altered Herbert’s teaching. I will contact Mr. Flurry.

My arguments (wrestling) with my angel – are very interesting! She bids me to go – far! I hesitate. I look for the easy way – and lose! I had seen the organ in Adams house last night. In running for President, I vowed to be honest, and talk about my mental illness. I considered all the ways I am disqualified, but, Jesus and God chose the most unqualified human being on earth to head their church, Saul, the mass-murderer of Jews and members of the first church.

So, I take a BIG RISK! I am bid to go directly to God, because God is coming directly to me. He doesn’t buy it, that millions of evangelicals must be tricked to go to Trump – and then God! He does not buy it that voters in a Democracy must be deceived by Putin and Trump in order to do God’s Will. Go directly to God! Vote for me! Help me build the True College and Church, and save the Republican Party – and God’s  Creative Western Culture!

Herbert Armstrong helped fund Radio London that was co-founded by my late friend, Ben Toney, who has much European Royalty in his family tree – that Putin and Trump envy! I have founded The Knights Templar de Rougemont in order to protect this bloodline from which were born Crusader Kings!

The rightful landlord has returned! The spirit of Armstrong has bid me to reclaim his church and prophecy!

John ‘The Nazarite’ after Samuel ‘The King Maker’




For Our Eyes Only


John Presco

Copyright 2019

Victoria Bond looked down on the people in the lobby as she rode the escalator to the top floor of Lloyd’s where Clive de Rougemont had his office. His family were co-founders of Lloyd’s of London. She has never been to the headquarter of BAD. She had debriefed herself on the train ride. She felt she was prepared for what awaited her. What she was not prepared for was the oil of abeautiful woman that was hung above Clive’s desk. She went right to it, and did not see Mr. Rougemont’s outstretched hand.

“Who is this. She……looks like me!”

‘She should look like you. She is your great grandmother.”

Victoria felt a rush of blood to her head and neck. She has taken blow to her solar plexus. And now………….her third eye!

“It’s time for you to know who you are! Come here. Sit down. Here is your grandfather. Clive clicked play on his computer. “Here is your grandfather.”


Victoria could not find her center. She felt she was in a kaleidoscope.

“Gandalf the Grey is my grandfather?” she asked, like a child.

“No. Wait for it! Wait for it! THERE! There he is!”

Victoria fainted, slid off her chair, and banged her chin hard on the edge of the desk. When she came to a inhouse doctor was putting a big bandaged on her chin.

“There was no need for stitches.” said the Doctor.

“What are you doing to me. Why are you fucking with my mind? Miriam and I have done nothing!”

“That’s the point. You two are virgins. You are supposed to be dating, men. We have men lined up for you. Do you know who Miriam is? Do you have any idea what trouble she is in!”

“Please! Stop! We promise to be good girls from now on. Can I have my reality back, now? Why are you saying Saruman is my grandfather?”

“You poor dear. I am saying the actor Christopher Lee is your grandfather. Your grandmother is Henrietta Von Rosen. They had a illegitimate daughter, who is your mother.”

“I thought Teresa Bond was my mother.”

“Ah – no! James Bond is a myth. Your kin, Ian Fleming based James on the exploits of Christopher, whose mother was married Harcourt George Saint-Croix Rose, the uncle of Fleming. Christopher and Ian are step-cousins. Both men served in Intelligence. They were working Eric Von Rosen who had formed a special Nazi cult that was appealing to the Saxon race. This movement still exsists. This is why Ian created James Bond. THEY could see James doing the Irish Jig all around them. It froze them in their tracks. They have been guessing at what realty is for over forty years. Fiction is a great weapon.

“Now, for the real shocking news. Doctor. Can you please stay? Miram Starfish Christling descends from Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia. Her husband helped murder Rasputin.”

“Smelling salts!” Rougemont ordered.”How long have you been a fainter?”

” I am very angry at you right now!”


“Because you introduced me to Evil in the World. I did not know it existed. ”

“I have one thing to show you.” Rougemont reached into his wallet and produced a small photograph. This is your grandmother. There exists no photos of your mother, lest they fall into the hands of a coven of ancient Russian Witches. What I need to know, is, who did Miriam have contact with at the University of Oregon Library?”

“Is that my mother!” Victoria shouted!

“What are you talking about?”

“There! Right here!”

“I swear, I have looked at the image a hundred times. I only had eyes for this beautiful woman! Oh my God!”

“MIRIAM! Is she safe?”

“Yes. We have put our best men at Osborn House. We bought a present for our Russian Princess. Would you like to ride with Miriam’s horse.”

“Sure. She has begged me to teach how to ride. But, what do I get?”

“You get a – new name! How does this sound?…..

Victoria Serena Von Rosen Lee…….Daughter of Saruman the Great…..before he went over to The Dark Side?”

“Victoria Lee is good enough! Lee said with a smile.

“Oh, and you’re going on a trip to Scotland for a two day stay with the Poker Club. We should get to the bottom as to why you have fainting spells.”

I am related to Christopher Lee. Today I discovered he, and I, are kin to Ian Fleming, a fact I knew via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. Two famous actors in my Rosy Tree are kin to the author of the James Bond novels.

I posted this message on Cees Roozemond’s facebook.

This morning I discovered my kin Christopher Lee is related to Ian Fleming. This is a game changer. I am kin to Fleming via Liz Taylor. I need Lara Roozemond to have her agent contact me. I would like Lara to do a minute video of Victoria Lee at the riding stables. She can write the script. I want to use this video to promote my movie and series. I will send this post out tomorrow.


The Carandinis, Lee’s maternal ancestors, were given the right to bear the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire by the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Cinemareview notes: “Cardinal Consalvi was Papal Secretary of State at the time of Napoleon, and is buried at the Pantheon in Rome, next to the painter Raphael. His painting, by Lawrence, hangs in Windsor Castle.”[124][147]

Lee was a step-cousin of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond spy novels, and a distant relative of Robert E. Lee and the astronomer John Lee.[4]

I Mentioned The Roza Mira

I began posting in the search for Bond Women. I found several Russians including Yulia Rose. I wondered if I had stumbled on the remnants of the Roza Mira center that took the life of Ruslana. Barbel (Chas Cunningham) was sent for. He didn’t like Lara Roozemond’s poem, and the compliment that was paid me for discovering Yulia Rose was the true identity the Russian who plays Victoria Bond’s Bodyguard, even when she insists she does not need one, because she has a Guardian Angel. Bond’s Guardian Angel was molested by Chas Cunningham, who looks like a defrocked priest – who wear brown shirts?

“Liz and Ian died not knowing they were going to part of a Dynasty – that I put together!”

This is what I wrote days before I discovered John Dee invented 007 perhaps while living with the Rosebergs a name that means ‘Rose Mountain’. The name Rosamond means ‘Rose of the World’.

Yulia is Agent 008 who sees herself as a damaged creature stuck inside a Mobius Strip like the one that is the symbol of ROSATOM a Russian company. One of her legs is missing. How did that happen? Chas Cunningham mocked the meat that feeds him. He mocked the bloodline of Ian Fleming, whose fictional character, sustains his whole being. Chas cursed me, wished me dead, because he is jealous of me. I could not see people have been jealous of me my whole life, because it is a ongoing crucifixion I can not bare to behold.

Blofeld: Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one.

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;/It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock/The meat it feeds on” (3.3.165-167). … However, Iago warns Othello not to be a jealous man.

In my book, Victoria and Starfish were going to save the world, because life immitates art. But, in real time, Chas Cunningham, pushed the End of the World Button, and destroyed himself. And, that is just the start of a chain reaction.

How can I, how can we, get the missing leg back on the hermit crab in the mobius strip, and stop the Doomsday Clock. I am open to suggestions. When I read the suggestion Barbel might end up with egg on his face, I knew I was reading the world’s last worlds. I have a wonderful conversation with another neighbor about the Coming Rapture. I asked him how he thought it was going to arrive. I offered to be the Antichrist and hasten the arrival of the Rapture………and Jesus! He smiled, and put his hand on my shoulder.

“You are too nice to be the Antichrist!”

However, I could be a Doomsday Prophet, or, a descendant of this Bishop in gold? Death carries a black flag with a white rose upon it. Number…………………..8

What my two neighbors were telling me is, they…will not KNOW death! Jesus knew death before he ascended to heaven. How can people walk about the earth and SEE people who will know death, while they will not? Alas, we hear the Minority Report!

BULLSHIT! Why wouldn’t the Antichrist pretend to be a Christian and a believer in the Rapture so he can achieve LIVING IMMORTALITY WITHOUT DEATH along with all the other Simple Minded Deplorables? What is he – STUPID? How many people pretend to be a Christian so they will not know death? Who would know? What’s the difference? Death is no longer the Great Equalizer. But, the Immortal Ones want many to die!


This is why I have been so hard on the idea of the Rapture. Be careful what your wish for.

My dentist suggested Rena Easton is my Guardian Angel. I believe she is dead. She would not let me save her life. She recites poetry all day at work. Or, at least she did. She has/had a million poems in her head. She told me she lives in fear all her waking hours. Does she fear no more? Poems are like Time Bombs. As long as you hear the ticking, then………….

John Presco 007



















On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a 1969 spy film and the sixth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Following Sean Connery‘s decision to retire from the role after You Only Live Twice, Eon Productions selected an unknown actor and model, George Lazenby, to play the part of James Bond. During the making of the film, Lazenby announced that he would play the role of Bond only once.

In the film, Bond faces Blofeld (Telly Savalas), who is planning to hold the world ransom by the threat of sterilising the world’s food supply through a group of brainwashed “angels of death”. Along the way Bond meets, falls in love with, and eventually marries Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg).

It is the only Bond film to have been directed by Peter R. Hunt, who had served as a film editor and second unit director on previous films in the series. Hunt, along with producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, decided to produce a more realistic film that would follow the novel closely. It was shot in Switzerland, England, and Portugal from October 1968 to May 1969. Although its cinema release was not as lucrative as its predecessor You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was still one of the top performing films of the year.[2] Critical reviews upon release were mixed, but the film’s reputation has improved greatly over time.


James Bond—agent 007—saves a woman on the beach from committing suicide by drowning, and later meets her again in a casino. The woman, Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo, invites Bond to her hotel room to thank him, but when Bond arrives he is attacked by an unidentified man. After subduing the man, Bond returns to his own room and finds Tracy there, who claims she did not know the attacker was there. The next morning, Bond is kidnapped by several men, including the one he fought, who take him to meet Marc-Ange Draco, the head of the European crime syndicate Unione Corse. Draco reveals that Tracy is his only daughter and tells Bond of her troubled past, offering Bond one million pounds if he will marry her. Bond refuses, but agrees to continue romancing Tracy if Draco reveals the whereabouts of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE.

Bond returns to London, and after a brief argument with M at the British Secret Service headquarters, where Bond tries to resign, heads for Draco’s birthday party in Portugal. There, Bond and Tracy begin a whirlwind romance, and Draco directs the agent to a law firm in Bern, Switzerland. Bond investigates the office of Swiss lawyer Gumbold, and learns that Blofeld is corresponding with London College of Arms genealogist Sir Hilary Bray, attempting to claim the title ‘Count Balthazar de Bleuchamp’.

Posing as Bray, Bond goes to meet Blofeld, who has established a clinical allergy-research institute atop Piz Gloria in the Swiss Alps. Bond meets twelve young women, the “Angels of Death”, who are patients at the institute’s clinic, apparently cured of their allergies. At night Bond goes to the room of one patient, Ruby, to seduce her. At midnight Bond sees that the 12 ladies go into a sleep-induced hypnotic state while Blofeld gives them audio instructions for when they return home. In fact, the women are being brainwashed to distribute bacteriological warfare agents throughout the world.

Bond tries to trick Blofeld into leaving Switzerland so that MI6 can arrest him without violating Swiss sovereignty. Blofeld refuses and Bond is eventually caught by henchwoman Irma Bunt. Blofeld reveals that he identified Bond after his attempt to lure him out of Switzerland, and tells his henchmen to take the agent away. Bond eventually makes his escape by skiing down Piz Gloria while Blofeld and his men give chase. Arriving at the village of Lauterbrunnen, Bond finds Tracy and they escape Bunt and her men after a car chase. A blizzard forces them to a remote barn, where Bond professes his love to Tracy and proposes marriage to her, which she happily accepts. The next morning, as the chase continues, Blofeld sets off an avalanche; Tracy is captured, while Bond is buried but manages to escape.

Back in London at M’s office, Bond is informed that Blofeld intends to hold the world at ransom by threatening to destroy its agriculture using his brainwashed women, demanding amnesty for all past crimes, and that he be recognised as the current Count de Bleuchamp. M tells 007 that the ransom will be paid and forbids him to mount a rescue mission. Bond then enlists Draco and his forces to attack Blofeld’s headquarters, while also rescuing Tracy from Blofeld’s captivity. The facility is destroyed, and Blofeld escapes the destruction alone in a bobsleigh, with Bond pursuing him. The chase ends when Blofeld becomes snared in a tree branch and injures his neck. Bond and Tracy marry in Portugal, then drive away in Bond’s Aston Martin. When Bond pulls over to the roadside to remove flowers from the car, Blofeld (wearing a neck brace) and Bunt commit a drive-by shooting of the couple’s car. Bond survives, but Tracy is killed in the attack.

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Psychic Soldiers Wanted

I am looking to put together a Psychic Thing Tank to fight the coronavirus, and other enemies who mean to do the world harm. I need six psychic men, and six psychic women….DIMENSIONAL PSYCHIC ARMY…..The DPA.

John Presco




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The Last Poem

Doomsday Dunce

Rosamond Press

So, here is THE LAST POEM. There will be no new James Bond movie, thanks to the jealousy of  Chas Cunningham. Who knew, he was……….THE ONE?


“Here’s a napkin. Wipe that egg off your face!”

If I had time I would write a poem with this title. I suggested Lara Roozemond author an epic poem and she unfriended me from facebook and Instagram. I sent her a sample of my book. Victoria Bond’s mentor, an old Sea Hag, is having orgasms from the eels put in a tub of water in which she put her feet to remove dead skin. Not the smartest way to get to know someone. But, this is what I, and the Bond Universe, did! If 30 million Christian voters can overlook Trump’s pussy grabbing? I mean – their children are watching this shit on the fake news.

“Mommy! Why is our Beloved…

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Evangelical Leader Attacks Americans At Prayer Session

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Trump was put in office by evangelical, most who wanted to believe he was innocent so he would continue their holy war against the Democrats. Only Mitt Romney owned the Courage God gave him to vote his conscience, and do the right thing which was to declare Trump the enemy of God and our Democracy. God does not like deception, and has done battle with the Great Deceiver, Lucifer, since he created humankind. Trump lied at his State of the Union speech, and lies at the morning Prayer Breakfast. He can’t help himself – because he is Lucifer.

A few days ago I took steps to become a Republican Candidate for President, so I can say what Romney said, and defend the party founded by my kindred, John Fremont. I have predicted the demise of John’s party. I am a true prophet. I told the truth – knowing people would…

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