The Marriage Feast At Susa

The Macedonian Eqyptians married the Persian Egyptians to reunite the bloodlines. The Egyptians had won!

A mass marriage

Alternative N.T./26/susa/196 The Marriage at Susa. See segmentAlexander was determined that he would obtain control of the whole of the civilised world. And he wanted that control for Egypt; he wanted universal acceptance of Eqyptian God’s, Egyptian Priests, the Egyptian way of life. He ordered all his generals and captains to marry Persian women.

Alexander himself married four of the daughters of the Persian Royal family, and had children by three of them. It is who he married  which is interesting.


Alexander pursued Roxanne to the edge of the known world and made her father, and there are some different spellings of his name, one of his Satraps or State Goveners.  He committed five hundred of his best men to the siege and capture of the the pillar of Sogdiana(modern day Uzbekistan) where Roxanne had taken refuge and lost fifty of them. Conventional history tells us that Alexander was captivated by stories of her beauty.

In fact he was a product of the Egyptian Line breeding program. he would only have been interested in products of the same program! It follows that Roxanne was a product of the same program! But she was Persian wasnt she?  On the diagram  the yellow links are between members of the Persian royal family who are almost certainly Egyptian. For this to be true the wife of Oxyathres and Ostanes would have to be Egyptian and in fact there is no record of who they were.

A second Aspasia

The mother of Sigamis and Artossa would also have to be Egyptian. Her name is Aspasia. Aspasia is particularly interesting. Historians say that she cannot be the same Aspasia who was Pericles lover as the dates don’t match.

However, Pericles’ Aspasia was last heard of in Athens in 426 BC. She would have been at the most 25 years old. Ataxerxes II would have been 9 years of age at the same  time. A marriage between the two at some later date would have eminently possible. Pericles’ Aspasia was beautiful. well educated, politically adept, a good match for any man. During her life in Athens She persuaded Pericles to attack Sparta. By a system of subsidies Ataxerxes  also encouraged Athens, Thebes and Corinth to attack Sparta, but then when Sparta was on its knees, he switched his support to Sparta, ensuring that all the Greek states were weakened by the conflict.

Ataxerxes’ Aspasia is recorded as coming from Phocaea, relatively close to Miletus, and also with strong contacts in Egypt. It is also extremely possible that this Aspasia is the daughter of Pericles’ Aspasia. ( Incidentally from what we know of her she would not have liked being distinguished in this way. She would have preferred  a history in which the leader of Athens was known as Aspasia’s Pericles.)

Does circumstantial evidence support this conclusion? It certainly does. Roxannes sister married Lysimachus and their daughter was Arsinoe I

Arsinoe I

macedonian-ptolemies-10 Arsinoe I was the ” new mother” of the Egytian pharohs Her son was Ptolmemy  II and  some  Historians believe that she and not Apame was the mother of Berenice II, Ptolemy II’s wife. This belief comes from egyptian inscriptions which record  them as Brother and sister. Not that it makes a great deal of difference Arsinoe I was the daughter of Lysimachus, Apame was the grand daughter of Secleus. they both were the results of unions made at the marriage feast at Susa,  They were both part of the Egyptian bloodline

Alternative N.T./26/macedonian-ptolemies/192


Seleucius himself was apparently another “miraculous” birth, in this case Apollo was his father. In the diagram showing the genealogy of those who took part in the marriages at Susa it can be seen that Apame falls outside of the yellow links. The green links show another possible Egyptian line which would require Hydarnes wife and the sister of Memnon of Rhodes to be Egyptian. Alexander himself, his closest friend Hephaeston and Ptolemy all married members of this line.

Hyphaestion was an Egyptian prince. He arrived at Aristotle’s school from a mystery location, he was named after a god and he was Alexanders closest companion some said lover.

And so, to Ptolemy

Ptolemy was born from another Miraculous birth, this time to another wife of Philip of Macedon who was also called Arsinoe. He had to be egyptian as the preists in Egypt accepted him as Pharoh immediately after. Ptolemy diverted Alexanders burial from Macedon to Egypt, something an Egyptian would have done. Unfortunately it destroyed the uneasy peace between Ptolemy and the Macedonian generals in Alexanders Army. The war of the Diadochi, the war of the successors had commenced

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Extract from The Prisoner of Foix--Chapter 43 -The EntranceNo need to buy a Kindle. Read it on your computer or tablet

John Stanley-26th April 1355


'Looks like we are going to see a bit of excitement, John. The Captain tried to get an agreement from the Prince that if there is surf running across the channel to Arcachon we will turn back to Bordeaux, but the Prince would hear none of it. Instead, he has offered to provide insurance for all three ships. If they are damaged or sunk, the owners will be compensated and every sailor who makes the passage will be given a bounty payment. What none of this seems to take into account is that if we sink in rough, fast-flowing waters we might all drown.'

John raised his eyebrows. 'But that is what we are going to do?'

'Yes, despite the fact that surf running accross the entrance is not uncommon and the deep water channel moves continually. In the end, the Prince attacked their captains on their weakest point, their professional pride! He threw down the gauntlet. He offered to take the Sally first through the channel, and to take control during the passage.' He raised his brow. 'We are going into the Bay of Arcachon, come what may! '

Extract from The Eagle of Carcassone -- Chapter 24-- A Real GoddessNo need to buy a Kindle. Read it on your computer or tablet

John Stanley - 22 July 1355

An hour later John walked with Ximene close to the river along the valley below St Feriole. It was the very essence of a summer’s day. The sun was fierce but in the shadow of the trees, it was cool and fragrant. The trees and shrubs along the riverbank hid their progress, from the Château, from St Feriole.

Eventually they reached a point where John thought it was safe to emerge from cover. To his satisfaction the stream extended into a pool with a sandy beach, shaded by trees. Where the stream entered the pool there was a flat grassy area, almost circular. Behind this, the bulk of two mountain ridges provided a splendid backdrop. He looked around once more ‘Not just a good training ground but a great training ground. If the Greek heroes knew about this they might be tempted to join me, to train with me’

Ximene laughed out loud. He turned to look at her. She had removed her outer clothes and was wearing a white chemise, cut short so that it barely reached her knees. Around her waist, she wore a plaited leather belt, obviously fashioned from the multitude of leather straps to be found in the tackle room.

She ran her hands down over her breasts. ‘When you were unconscious I heard you muttering about gods and goddesses, so  I have decided that from now on, for you, I will be the goddess.’

The Prisoner of FoixVol 1 of the series—The Treasure of Trencavel

Aquitaine, an English possession, is in crisis. It is under threat from neighbouring nations and internal dissension.

The Black Prince, King Edward III’s eldest son has been given the task of taking command in Aquitaine.

Suddenly there is an opportunity. Ximene Trencavel is the heiress to the lands of Occitan, to the east of Aquitaine: lands controlled by the Franks. Ximene wants independence, both for herself and for Occitan.

A union between Aquitaine and Occitan would be mutually beneficial. The Black Prince undertakes a secret journey to meet Ximene to negotiate a marriage contract. It is, however, a marriage neither of them really wants.

Meanwhile, the  Franks plot to murder Ximene to prevent ,not just the marriage, but any kind of union between England and Occitan.

The Eagle Of CarcassonneVol II of the series—The Treasure of Trencavel

The loose alliance between Ximene Trencavel and the Black Prince is under threat.

The Prince invades Occitan, to show his support for Ximene but it becomes an invasion which creates more problems than it solves.

The Prince has fallen hopelessly in love with Joan of Kent and Joan is now determined to marry him and become the next Queen of England.

Joan is therefore  determined to convince Ximene that she should not marry the Prince.

Part of her strategy is to encourage Ximene’s relationship with John Stanley—one of the Princes bodyguards—not an easy task as both John and Ximene have doubts about their compatibility.

However, John is grievously injured in a battle and Ximene commits herself to nurse him back to health.