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JRR Tolkien - a 20th Century Whistle Blower.

 

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By writing the 'Lord of the Rings' whilst at Oxford, JRR Tolkien was metaphorically trying to cast 'the Ring' back into Mount Doom (where it was forged) to destroy it.

 

The 'Knights of the Garter' were founded at Woodstock (8 miles from Oxford) in 1348.

 

Blenheim Palace, located in Woodstock, is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and 1722, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

 

The 'Knights of the Garter' symbology and motto ('Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense') is very much on display at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.

 

The symbology of the 'Eagle and Child' (Star Sign 'Aquila and Antinous') was adopted by the Earls of Derby (the Stanleys) who have a very strong pedigree when it comes to past members of the Knights of the Garter.

 

Co-incidentally the  'Eagle and Child' pub in Oxford was where Tolkien and the Inklings would meet.

 

For further info on the Eagle and Child story (Aquila and Antinous) see:

 

http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/antinous.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The War of the League of Cognac (1526–30) - a chapter in the Italian Wars, often referred to as the Great Wars of Italy and sometimes as the Habsburg–Valois Wars - a long series of wars fought between 1494 and 1559 in Italy during the Renaissance.

 

The Knights of the Garter controlled both sides of the warring factions.

 

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor KG #264 (appointed c1508)

versus

Francis I of France KG #292 (appointed 1527)

 

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_League_of_Cognac

 

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The Most Noble(?) Order of the Garter....

 

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The Italian War of 1536–1538

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor KG #264 (appointed c1508)

versus

Francis I of France KG #292 (appointed 1527)

Anne de Montmorency, Duc de Montmorency KG #295 (appointed 1532) (also Order of Saint Michael)

Philippe de Chabot, Comte de Neublanche KG #296 (appointed 1532) (also Order of Saint Michael)

The Italian War of 1536 to 1538

Ref : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_War_of_1536%E2%80%931538

 

Same Knights of the Garter tactics – control all sides – nobody will notice…..

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Same Knights of the Garter tactics – control all sides – nobody will notice…..

 

The Italian War of 1542–1546

 

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor KG #264 (appointed c1508)

Henry VIII KG #246 (appointed 1495) (also Knight of the Order of the (Habsburg) Golden Fleece appointed 1505)

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk KG #268 (appointed 1510)

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, KG #273 (appointed 1513)

John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland KG #310 (appointed 1543)

 

versus

 

Francis I of France KG #292 (appointed 1527)

 

Knights of the Garter Italian War 1542 to 1546

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_War_of_1542%E2%80%931546

 

Also, I distinctly remember being told that Henry VIII didn't much care for Roman Catholics and yet Charles V (Holy Roman Emperor) is his main ally in this war against the French?

https://pubastrology.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/new-world-order-of-the-knights-of-the-garter-v2_4.pdf

 

 

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On 12/1/2019 at 10:10 AM, Prince Arthur said:

JRR Tolkien - a 20th Century Whistle Blower.

 

2099690616_Tolkien1.jpg.0a1c737a81177878acc37223c99c34e8.jpg

 

By writing the 'Lord of the Rings' whilst at Oxford, JRR Tolkien was metaphorically trying to cast 'the Ring' back into Mount Doom (where it was forged) to destroy it.

 

The 'Knights of the Garter' were founded at Woodstock (8 miles from Oxford) in 1348.

 

Blenheim Palace, located in Woodstock, is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and 1722, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

 

The 'Knights of the Garter' symbology and motto ('Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense') is very much on display at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.

 

The symbology of the 'Eagle and Child' (Star Sign 'Aquila and Antinous') was adopted by the Earls of Derby (the Stanleys) who have a very strong pedigree when it comes to past members of the Knights of the Garter.

 

Co-incidentally the  'Eagle and Child' pub in Oxford was where Tolkien and the Inklings would meet.

 

For further info on the Eagle and Child story (Aquila and Antinous) see:

 

http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/antinous.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm, there is a 'Woodstock Road' in Moseley, Birmingham, I wonder if there is any connection.

 

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On 1/4/2020 at 8:26 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

 

Hmm, there is a 'Woodstock Road' in Moseley, Birmingham, I wonder if there is any connection.

 

 

 

A good observation, Irritable Owl.

 

Perhaps there is also an opticians on 'Woodstock Road' in Moseley, Birmingham which aligns with the 'All-Seeing Eye' of Sauron like the ones at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxford.

 

 

 

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The Fisher king of Arthurian legend is wounded in the leg (or groin). The Devil has a limp in some legends.

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5 hours ago, Prince Arthur said:

 

 

 

A good observation, Irritable Owl.

 

Perhaps there is also an opticians on 'Woodstock Road' in Moseley, Birmingham which aligns with the 'All-Seeing Eye' of Sauron like the ones at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxford.

 

 

No opticians I'm afraid. But I do note amongst the street names around Moseley, that there is both a Blenheim Road and an Oxford Road.

 

Pub names in Moseley Village include the "Prince Of Wales", "The Fighting Cocks", "The Bulls Head" and "The Dark Horse".

 

I live near Moseley, so if there's anything of interest you'd like me to look at for you, happy to help out!

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Back to the Italian Wars of the 16th Century

 

Same Knights of the Garter tactics – control all sides – nobody will notice…..

 

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The Italian War of 1551–1559

 

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor KG #264 (appointed c1508) (also Knight of the Order of the (Habsburg) Golden Fleece appointed 1515)

Ferdinand, Infant of Spain, Archduke of Austria KG #279 (appointed 1522) (also Knight of the Order of the (Habsburg) Golden Fleece appointed 1515)

Mary I of England (Mary Tudor) KG (appointed 1553)

Prince Philip of Spain KG #331 (appointed 1554)

Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy KG #333 (appointed 1554)

 

 

Versus

 

Henry II, King of France KG #326 (appointed 1551) (also Order of Saint Michael)

Anne de Montmorency, Duc de Montmorency KG #295 (appointed 1532) (also Order of Saint Michael)

 

 

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_War_of_1551%E2%80%931559

https://pubastrology.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/new-world-order-of-the-knights-of-the-garter-v2_4.pdf    (70MB PDF File)

http://pubastrology.com/new-world-order-of-the-knights-of-the-garter/

 

 

 

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How to Win Wars - Control All Sides of a Conflict

 

Two Elite Catholic Knights Orders from the Middle-Ages with French Kings as members:

 

i) The ‘George and Dragon’ British Garter Knights

(Founded 1348 with membership limited to ~24 Knights)

ii) The French Knights of the Order of Saint Michael

(Founded 1469 with membership initially limited to 35 Knights)

 

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François Ier, King of France (1494 to 1547) OSM KG#292 (1527)

Henri II, King of France (1519 to 1559) OSM KG#326 (1551)

Charles IX, King of France (1550 to 1574) OSM KG #348 (1564)

Henri III, King of France (1551 to 1589) OSM KG #361 (1575)

Henri IV, King of France (1553 to 1610) OSM KG#374 (1590)

Louis XVIII, King of France (1755 to 1824) OSM KG #642 (1814)

        Charles X, King of France (1757 to 1836) OSM KG #659 (1825)

 

Both Orders of Knights adopting 'Defeated Dragon' symbology.

 

'Entente Cordiale' or Mass Deception.....?

 

 

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Battle of the Boyne ‘Match-Fixing’ – Ireland 1690

 

Re-visiting this famous and very formative battle in the recent history of Ireland, careful study and analysis shows that there is much more to the battle than meets the eye and certainly more than you will learn from the displays and re-enactment simulations at the Battle of the Boyne visitors centre run by the Irish Office of Public Works (OPW) in Drogheda.

 

There is every possibility that Match Fixing’ occurred, which was carefully planned and co-ordinated by the ‘British’ Order of the ‘Knights of the Garter’ (KG).

 

The match-fixing was at the expense of the Irish people who are still suffering under ‘British’ occupation to this day.

 

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KG – Knight of the Garter

 

Jacobite Forces

KG #439 King James II and VII (appointed 1642)

KG #495 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick (appointed 1688)

KG Antoine Nompar de Caumont, Duc de Lauzun (Knight of the Garter appointment omitted from official records).

 

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(Portrait d'Antoine Nompar de Caumont, duc de de Lauzun. Exposition Les Mousquetaires, Musée de l'Armée, Paris, exposition mai 2014. Conservation : Musée d'art et d'histoire de La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). Artist: Alexis Simon Belle  (1674–1734)).

 

Williamite Forces

KG #456 William III, Prince of Orange (appointed 1653)

KG #487 Prince George of Denmark (appointed 1684) – see BOTB picture by Jan Wyck

KG #496 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde (appointed 1688)

KG #497 Frederic Herman de Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg (appointed 1689)

 

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(Painting of King William III (1650–1702) and Prince George of Denmark (1653–1708) at the Battle of the Boyne, 1690 by Jan Wyck (1645 – 1700) - National Trust Collection: Chirk Castle, Wrexham).

 

Half the Williamite forces were foreigners – a mixture of French, Dutch, Danes, Swedes and Prussians (Brandenburghers)

(Ref: libraryireland.com/JoyceHistory/Boyne.php)

 

Brandenburgian troops were supplied by KG #499 Frederick III, Elector of Brandenburg (appointed 1690)

 

Swedish troops supplied by KG #469 Charles XI, King of Sweden (appointed 1668).

 

The ‘Most Noble Order of the Knights of the Garter’ founded in 1348 Woodstock, Oxford was historically limited to ~24 Knights.

 

It appears that 7 out of these ~24 Knights of the Garter played active roles in the ‘Battle of the Boyne’ with 2 further knights facilitating the conflict with crack troop supplies from Sweden and Brandenburg.

 

The result of the battle and the victors had been decided well in advance of this fateful day.

 

THE IRISH HAD BEEN ‘GAMED’.

 

Machiavellian military machinations at their best (or worst from an Irish perspective).

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The Subjugation of the Scots and the Crushing of the Clans

The Jacobite Risings continued…..

After the Irish had been conquered in 1690 at the Battle of the Boyne, it was now the turn of the brave and noble Scots to be given a master-class in military conflict by the Knights of the Garter.

The Jacobite Rising of 1715

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Jacobite Forces

James Francis Edward Stuart KG (1688 to 1766), nicknamed ‘The Old Pretender’, was the son of King James II and VII of England, Scotland and Ireland, and his second wife, Mary of Modena.

James was supported by:

i)                    His cousin - Louis XIV of France

ii)                   John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar KG (1675 to 1732).

                        Knight of the Garter (appointment omitted from official records).                 

Nicknamed ‘Bobbing John’ due to his tendency for switching sides…

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Hanoverian Forces

Forces loyal to Hanoverian King George I KG #509 (apptd 1701) under the command of John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll KG #517 (apptd 1710)

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On 22 October, John Erskine 6th Earl of Mar KG received his commission from James Stuart KG appointing him commander of the Jacobite army. His forces outnumbered the Duke of Argyll's Hanoverian army by three-to-one, and Mar decided to march on StirlingCastle.

On 13 November at Sheriffmuir, the two forces joined battle. The fighting was indecisive, but near the end, the Jacobites numbered 4,000 to Argyll's 1,000. Mar's force began to advance on Argyll, who was poorly protected, but Mar did not close in to claim a decisive victory?

Instead, Mar retreated to Perth. On the same day as the Battle of Sheriffmuir, Inverness surrendered to Hanoverian forces, and a smaller Jacobite force led by Mackintosh of Borlum was defeated at Preston.

After the unsuccessful invasion of 1715, James lived in Papal territory, first at Avignon (April 1716–February 1717) then at Pesaro (1717) and Urbino (July 1717–November 1718). Pope Clement XI offered James the Palazzo del Re in Rome as his residence, which he accepted. Pope Innocent XIII, like his predecessor, showed much support. James was granted a life annuity of eight thousand Roman scudi. Such help enabled him to organise a Jacobite court at Rome, where he lived in splendour.

 

 

The Jacobite Rising of 1745 – the Battle of Culloden

 

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Jacobite Forces

"Bonnie Prince Charlie" - Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart KG (1720 to 1788)

Supported by

Louis XV – King of France

James Francis Edward Stuart KG

 

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Hanoverian Forces

Forces loyal to Hanoverian King George II KG #515 (apptd 1706) under the command of his son, Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland KG #546 (1721 to 1765)

The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart KG was decisively defeated by a British government force under William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland KG #546, on Drummossie Moor near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. It was the last pitched battle fought on British soil.

 

 

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Given the false pretences for the Jacobite Risings which were carefully co-ordinated, controlled and stage managed by the Knights of the Garter, the nicknames for James Stuart – the ‘Old Pretender’ and Charles Stuart - the ‘Young Pretender’ couldn’t be  more appropriate.

 

Bonnie Prince Charlie would ultimately evade capture and leave the country aboard the French frigate L'Heureux, (‘The Happy’ in French) arriving in France in September.

 

Charles spent the remainder of his life on the continent, except for one secret visit to London between the 5th and the 11th of September, 1750.

 

James died in Rome on 1 January 1766 and was buried in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica in present-day Vatican City. His burial is marked by the Monument to the Royal Stuarts. His claimed reign had lasted for 64 years, 3 months and 16 days, longer than any British monarch until Queen Elizabeth II's reign surpassed it on 23 May 2016.

 

Charles died in Rome of a stroke on 31 January 1788, aged 67. He was first buried in Frascati Cathedral near Rome, where his brother Henry Benedict Stuart was bishop. At Henry's death in 1807, Charles's remains (except his heart) were moved to the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican where they were laid to rest next to those of his brother and his father near the monument to the Royal Stuarts. His mother is also buried in St. Peter's Basilica. His heart remained in Frascati Cathedral, where it is contained in a small urn beneath the floor under a monument.

 

The Scots Had Finally Been Defeated

 

Where the Roman Empire and the Caesars had failed in defeating the brave and noble Scottish Highland Clans, the Holy Roman Empire and the Knights of the Garter had achieved a monumental victory due to a military master-class in gamesmanship, warfare and subterfuge.

 

The Scots had finally been subjugated.

 

 

 

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‘The Jacobite Peerage’ - published 1904. Additional notes by the Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval.

Title Page:

 

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Extracted by permission from the ‘Stuart Papers’ now in possession of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle.

N.B. Windsor Castle is the current head-quarters for the Order of the Knights of the Garter which suggests that the Stuart Papers’ are of some historical significance.

Page 193 – Knights of the Garter appointments:

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‘The Jacobite Peerage’ PDF download link:

 

https://pubastrology.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/the-jacobite-peerage-pubd-1904.pdf

 

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The Knights of the Garter and the Corona Virus Connection cont......

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Pubs – Post Reformation Masonic Lodges


Pub Signs – the Original Star Spangled Banners

 

 

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