2005 Priory Of Sion

Much of the information  we have about the dagobert line has been completely discredited by the activities of Pierre de Plantard. It was Plantard who claimed to be the leader of  The Prieure Of Sion. Supposedly the Prieure was an offshoot of the real Abbey of of Our Lady of Mount Zion founded by Godfroid De Buillion in Jerusalem. This abbey taken over by the Jesuits in the 1600’s.

In order to make the order of Scion seem real Plantard created a documents called “the secret files of Henri Lobineau” which he planted in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.

In 1967 Gerard de Sade wrote a book “L’or de Rennes” which became popular in France and attracted the attention of Henry Lincoln. The book claimed that the mystery documents, found by the Abbee Berenger Sauniere during a renovation of his church in Rennes le Château, contained information about the Dagobert Line and confirmed the earlier forged document.

At that time Lincoln was a scriptwriter for British TV.  He was holidaying near Rennes le Château, which is within the ancient Compte de Razes and therefore potentially the area to which Dagobert escaped and founded his second family.

Using his contacts with British TV, between 1972-1979 Lincoln produced three TV programmes dealing with the mystery of Rennes le Château. He subsequently wrote the book ‘The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail” and co-operated with Micheal Baigent and Richard Leigh. This book was followed up by “The Messanic Legacy”

In the course of their investigations the documents in the Bibliotheque were “discovered”. The Rennnes -le Château industry had been founded and the tiny hill top village put firmly on the tourist agenda. Without doubt it is a pleasant place to visit and Saunier’s church is quite bizarre.

In 1993 Pierre de Plantard was discredited by claiming that Roger-Patrice Pelat was a past master of the Prieure de Sion. Pelat was a high profile associate of the french president who later came under investigation for insider trading and Plantard’s home was raided by the French Police. Dozens of forged documents were discovered including one which contained a claim that Plantard himself was the rightful King of France. Under oath Plantard confessed that everything pertaining to “the Prieure of Scion” was a hoax and the associated documents forgeries.

In the period immediately following Plantard’s interrogation, the whole of the content of the Lincoln books was revived by Dan Brown in his 2003 book “The Da Vinci Code’ which in 2006 was made into a popular film. Lincoln sued Dan Brown for breach of copyright, but his case was rejected by an english court on the grounds that “It was not possible to copyright history.”, a judgement which the promotors of Dan Brown’s book and film seized upon.

Both Lincoln and Lynn Picket, author of the book ‘The Sion Revelation” harbour beliefs that the whole Plantard episode may have been an elaborate double hoax to hide the existence of the real secret society, which may or may not be called the ‘Priory of Scion.”

The genealogies contained on this site no not even refer to the “Priory of Scion” but show that the Menovingian blood lines were highly prized in the middle ages and may well still influence decisions on the choice of partners right down to the present day.

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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.