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PostPosted: 03 Aug 2017 11:59 pm 
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We've tried our best with the translation of Philippe de Cherisey's "L'Or du Rennes pour un Napoleon". The translation is far from being perfect but I've placed a parallel of the english-french texts on the Alpheus forum (http://rlcresearch.freeforums.net/thread/62/gold) so everyone is welcome to come and help correct it.


The gold of Rennes for a Napoleon

"Citizen," said the little boy, "will you announce me to the general commanding the Place de Paris?"
In presence of BONAPARTE, the little boy declared that his father, formerly general-in-chief of the armies of the Rhine, had been guillotined, and that his mother solicited the favor for the sword of the deceased to be returned to him.
Touched by this request, BONAPARTE ensured that the object was delivered the same evening to the BEAUHARNAIS family. It was the first meeting and it seems like the young widow took a long time to give proofs of her gratitude.
This adventure, undoubtedly, wouldn't have had the same known memorable consequences without a certain dinner Bonaparte participated to at his protector, the Abbe SIEYES.
While the representatives of the Nation, in order to keep their ground, had to show opinions increasingly extreme each day, the Abbe Emmanuel SIEYÈS, going against the tide, owed its progression to an attitude more and more reactionary each day. Starting from a famous apostrophe:
"- What is the third state?
- Nothing
"What must it be?"
- Everything."
Abbot SIEYES, one of the most enigmatic figures in history, had kept an audience only to the extent that he was not detached from public life.
As the general was telling, at the end of the meal, with that cowardice which always characterized the soldiers, about his good fortune at the BEAUHARNAIS familly, a certain DUCOS, a lawyer, declared: "BEAUHARNAIS, BEAUHARNAIS, do you know that, according to PICHON's research, this family is related to the Merovingians? Could the citizen have had a more unhappy hand! "
They burst out laughing. The Merovingians! When the Bourbons were already lost in a bloody mist. But when the others retired, Bonaparte, who remained alone with SIEYÈS, wanted him to repeat to this lawyer DUCOS that he was an idiot.
"Supposing Josephine, by her husband, could have claimed the rank of Empress of the Arcadians, the beautiful leg that made me sleep with her!" I was not the first, I will not be the last.
- Marry her.
BONAPARTE remained speechless.
"Marry her," said SIEYES, "and you will be on the first step." No one will know anything, but if the Bourbons were to return to France, we will let them know that we have priority. As I know them, they would take their time to think on it.
"You forget the Salic law," said Bonaparte, "she has a son with her husband, the little Eugene, who..."
- As if the Salic law had ever regulated the succession to the throne. It stipulated that the ownership of the land truly (vere saliez) does not transfer to women by inheritance but only by endowment.
- What is Salic land?
- We never knew it very well. As the law dates from the year 417, that is to say, eight years before the Franks settled in France, it must be about a very particular domain situated beyond the Rhine.
-Kings enlarge their domain as they please.
-Certainly, but the Salic law was promulgated during an assembly presided over by Captain Merovee, a Sicambre, perhaps a Jew who had emigrated from Arcadia. A certain fact, the Merovingian monarchy did not settle in Gaul until 448, thirty-one years later. This law does not concern the royalty of our country, nor the rights of the people.
-"But," cried Bonaparte, "if the hundred years war was based on such an enormous contradiction, someone would have raised to declare it.
The Abbe SIEYÈS recounted how the death of Louis X le Hutin placed his son Jean on the throne, who was still in cradle. Mahaut, Countess of Artois, arranged to bribe the nurse. A long needle buried in the baby's skull freed the throne in favor of Jeanne de Navarre, sister of the little dead man. It was then that, for the first time, the Salic law was exhibited. As everything was happening inside the family, as Mahaut wanted to squeeze in her son-in-law Philippe, brother of Louis X le Hutin, everything happened discreetly. The new king (Philip V. of Valois) must have had to give a few presents to his entourage and to his mother-in-law, whose zeal he had appreciated.
It would have never been talked about the Salic law again had it not been, through a just return of things, applied against the royalty itself. Philip V., while dying, left only girls.
Three contenders emerged:
1) Philippe, Count of Evreux. Having married Jeanne de Navarre, the one against whom this famous "Salic law" had been played, he was the nearest to the throne.
2) Edward III, King of England. His brother, Edouard II, having married Isabelle, daughter of Philip le Bel, had a degree of precedence over the daughters of Philippe V.
3) Philip VI de Valois, son of Philip le Bel's brother, having a degree of inferiority over the King of England.
It was the latter who won the crown. The "Salic law" case had set a precedent and it was no longer possible to prevent PhilipVI from occupying the throne without recognizing at the same time that Philip V was still a usurper.
-According to you," said BONAPARTE, "the pretensions of the King of England were superior to those of Philip VI.
-Certainly, but in this story, the one that fascinates me is that of Philippe d'Evreux, the first candidate. It is said that he sometimes fought alongside the King of France ... it is very possible, but believe me, his position in the debate convinces me that he played an immense role and that we will never know anything about it . He is exactly the type of person that is recruited by the Merovingian party throughout this pantaloon, which is called the cortege of the kings of France. There is a noble society which it would have been impossible to not have been founded, and which is not at all a group of discontents. The real kingdom still exists somewhere ... Here, widening the debate, it is the role of women that strikes in this story, and the role they have had in all times. You could much worse than to marry Josephine.
-Are you sure that PICHON has done a serious study?"
-Pichon's thesis is as follows: "I can establish that fifty thousand Frenchmen are closer to the throne of France than the present Earl of Artois." It is not enough to say that the Capetians usurped the Carolingians, themselves having usurped the Merovingians, but to know in how many sub-usurpations decompose the usurpations. " When we have finished stripping the royal archives that are in our hands, anyone will be able to ask the Bourbons: Why you?
- I do not like that.
- Reverse it. Put yourself in a position to declare "Why not me?"
BONAPARTE remained pensive. When the dialogue resumed, it was in the prophetic tone that comes before sleep at the end of a long evening.
-Nonetheless, SIEYES, the royal power is confounded with the possession of the lands, it is the rule.
-It seems to me, on the contrary, that royalty is a circulation.If he is dragged on a chariot by oxen, the king can sleep, his presence is the image of the Queen in the hive. Without the queen there is no more hive. The hive represents the laboring nation. Possession of land is an obstacle. Remember that the Bee is free to forage on the land as it pleases. The entire drama of the Capetians comes from this: seeing themselves each day a little more a king of France and a little less the King of the French. If I, have detached myself from the Revolution, it is because I have seen it engaging in the same error. Despite the examples we show to the universe on socialism, the fruit is rotten. The nation merges more and more with the territory. This will eventually be known.
- If a king could reign over the whole planet, the problem of land possession would be abolished It would be necessary to make war, more war, and to make war gold is needed...
Abbe SIEYES kept his silence.
-No, said BONAPARTE, The royalty in its ancient form its has run its course in its very principle. We shall not return to it.
-The Romans, gave us for eternity, the example of a republic governed by an Emperor. It is too easy to forget that Emperor is a republican title.
- It is not hereditary.
-It may become one, if one is not Emperor of France, but Emperor of the French. When you reach the fourth stage where you are "Emperor" of the French, it is as if you were a king.
-Can an empire be a passage towards royalty?"
- A very slow passage, but it can be accelerated. It is sufficient, for example, that the Hereditary Emperor endows his children with royal titles. This is incoherent, you will say, but the history of the kings of our country shows that the people are not sensitive to incoherence if it is known to be covered by the spiritual. You know the coronation of Charlemagne? He made his devotions in the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome on Christmas Day in the year 800. He had entered there hazardously. And, by chance, the Pope was there too. He approached Charlemagne, stealthily from behind, and placed the crown on his head, like a joke of a schoolboy. Charlemagne gave signs of a great astonishment.
BONAPARTE made a grimace.
- Yes. Oh, of course, there is always, in the coronation of an Emperor, the element of surprise, for the most Christian of Christians knows well that, in fact, the Pope does not represent, alone, the intervention of the spiritual on earth. This element of surprise is the surrogate of grace, the substitute for the dove.
BONAPARTE swore that if he were Emperor, it would not be him to make the journey to Rome to seek his divine right, and the crown would not surreptitiously descend to the back of his head, but rather he would pluck it from the hands of the pope, and in the face of the people. There would be the surprise.

It is known how BONAPARTE acceded to the Empire by the consular route. Fascinated by SIEYÈS, he relegated him to a superb sinecure to avoid having to meet him. The Merovingian question seemed to be put to the background, but SIEYES admired how the First Consul, wishing to invade England, had chosen Boulogne in preference to Calais or Dunkirk, who would have better served the purpose. Without doubt, the Eagle, hoped to ensure the success of this project through the magic exerted by this place, from where resurfaced the old race of the kings of Jerusalem.

This was all the more probable since in the same city he distributed his first legions of honor. Some had formalized , saying that the Legion of Honor reestablished in a diverted manner the old Chivalric Orders. They were not completelu wrong; one had only to look to where he was sitting on that day: on the throne Dagobert.
-If the Bourbons did not understand," repeated SIEYÈS, "if the Bourbons did not understand-"
The death of the Duc d'Enghien showed that the Bourbons had very well understood.
At the beginning of April, 1804, BONAPARTE returned to SIEYÈS, who had been waiting for him for a few months. The First Consul inquired where was the indictment against the Capetian monarchy. SIEYÈS replied that the work on it, deemed superfluous, had been stopped. The First Consul demanded that they should resume, and that this Abbe, of whose name he had forgotten, should establish the Merovingian genealogy of the BEAUHARNAIS. SIEYES was surprised as if he had forgotten all about this story. Then pretending to remember:
- PICHON of which DUCOS had spoken? But the canon is dead since April 22, 1802, his manuscripts? Disappeared from his home at Pres Saint Thomas du Louvre in Paris. We had a drink that night. Roger DUCOS, could he have guessed that you will become what you are, and what we were laughing about then, you are not laughing about anymore.
- It was only a joke!
- Not quite, because PICHON, by his real name François DRON, was a remarkable genealogist, he even possessed a rich collection of coins, including two gold pieces of Sigebert IX, mentioning the Pagus Redensis, place where the Safe of the Merovingians can be found.
-What, are you claiming now that there is a treasure available to the Merovingian descendants?"
-How come, you ignore their reserve at Rennes-le-Chateau, in the Languedoc, millions of gold francs, bricks of this metal and Visigoth objects-enough to build several empires."
-The gold of the Visigoths or the Merovingians?"
- The treasure comes from the Visigoths, the holders are the Merovingians, for their ancestor Dagobert II, married Gisèle de Rhédae, daughter of Bera, niece of Visigoth King Wamba, only heir. The current descendant Francois III, has his son Jean, 19 years old, as student of your painter J. Louis David, as is his cousin Olivier d'Hautpoul.
-D'HAUTPOUL!" D'HAUTPOUL! Is not her mother that Angelique Le Noir, ex-mistress of the Count of Antraignes, friend of Josephine?
- Very rightly, it is the wife of J. M. Alexandre D'HAUTPOUL to whom you granted amnisty at the end of 1802 ...
-Anyway, declared BONAPARTE, carry on with this inquiry, but with the utmost discretion. Of which neither Eugene nor Hortense, nor their mother, should be informed. I want this asset in my hand, even if I do not have to play it.
Sieyes assured the First Consul that it would be the way he wanted.
On May 18, 1804, the French learned that the government of the Republic was entrusted to an Emperor of the French, and that the imperial dignity would be hereditary in direct, natural and legitimate descent, from male to male, with perpetual exclusion of women and their descendants.
Stunned by fifteen years of political speed, the French were unable to grasp the comic of this proclamation. Even more so, how must have they wondered why the Emperor not having children, had revived the Salic law.

Certain images of the coronation are in everyones minds. It is well known how Napoleon, having removed the crown from the hands of his Holiness, pretended to crown himself as well as the Empress. This gesture, which was put on the account of a boiling temperament, had been just as carefully repeated as the surreptitious coronation of Charlemagne. The first sketches of the painter David are anterior to the coronation and show the gesture in all its grandiloquence.
Other pictures less well known: SIEYÈS maliciously offering to the Emperor the fragment of the holy ampulla that had escaped his colleague's heel on the pavement of the cathedral of Reims. Napoleon refused the oil that served the Capetians. The anointing will be made with the oil of the Holy Father.
The imperial bees stitched on the red cloak come from the tomb of Merovingians Childeric. The bee, the first emblem of what is believed to be the origin of the fleur-de-lis. A regulation of the police forbids the French to sing in public or to print the twenty two couplets of the "Good King Dagobert".
The purchase from the Archduke Charles in July 1809 of the victory of Wagram, is perhaps better explained, if it is known that in 1837, at Pietroasa in Roumania were discovered objects of the Visigoth treasure coming from Razes. Napoleon must have had a better chance than Monsieur Colbert in 1692, because the latter had failed with a company in his search for the reasure of Rennes-les-Bains near Roc Negre. Under the Restoration, as the new royalty granted amnisty to the surviving revolutionaries, the Abbe SIEYÈS was harshly sought after for the crime of regicide. Apparently, he was less of a target than a certain BARRAS file, of which he was the depositary. The writing and documents of the ex-member of the Directory, not only did destroy the golden legend of the emperor, but also revealed the strange dealings of restoration.
When Louis Philippe, son of the regicide, ascended on the throne, SIEYES was able to return to France. His rare friends called him Ise-Yse, anagram of his name. A kind of humor prevented him from being despised.

Philipe de Chérisey, LIÈGE, ON DECEMBER 6, 1975
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 Post subject: Re: THE GOLD
PostPosted: 04 Aug 2017 6:38 am 
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Second try, to draw people from here to other forums.....? :cry:



Boris, you will remember how the story of Boris Balkan ends :

He died in the fire, because he used a faked woodcut for his final ceremony in chateu Puivert. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: THE GOLD
PostPosted: 06 Aug 2017 11:39 am 
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Hans als Scharfmacher? :?:

Don't forget - you are far away from home! :lol:

BUT: another forum is like another country. Why would you stay in ONE country all the time least no one new can enter anyway? Why not visit another country?

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PostPosted: 06 Aug 2017 11:41 am 
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Thanx for the good work, Boris.


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 Post subject: Re: THE GOLD
PostPosted: 06 Aug 2017 3:23 pm 
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Eginolf wrote:
Hans als Scharfmacher? :?:

Don't forget - you are far away from home! :lol:

BUT: another forum is like another country. Why would you stay in ONE country all the time least no one new can enter anyway? Why not visit another country?

greetings from northern Norway!


I should sell my account in ebay !

Ich bin nun mal treu, Egi.
Ich finde es Scheisse, wenn ein Forum zerfaellt und der verbleibende Rest noch abgeworben wird.

Das Arcadia ist irgendwie unsere Vergangenheit, die laesst man nicht einfach so links liegen.
Neue Leute koennten doch die accounts der "Fluechtlinge" nutzen. Wir erklaeren das Arcadia einfach fuer besetzt, waehlen einen Moderator und machen weiter. Vielleicht ist Andy dann so baff, das er das Arcadia wieder oeffnet.

Zieh dich warm an im hohen Norden, und lass die Renntiere in Ruhe.

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