Nostradamus' 16thC Bourbon lineage theme based in place & people names
© Allan Webber January 2018.
It is the purpose of this paper to present the nineteenth Sefirot Chart of Ciphers which covers the path by which the supposed bloodline from Jesus is preserved via the Bourbon kings and continues to flower up to our modern day.
The verses given below illustrate the claims Nostradamus made about the nature of his Prophecies; they bring out
All comes from God and nature, and for the most part it is integrated with the celestial course. It is much like seeing in a flaming mirror, where the vision of the great events is clouded, sad, prodigious and calamitous. Events that in due time will fall upon the principal worshippers, firstly upon the temples of God; secondly, upon those who, sustained by the earth, approach such a decadence. Also a thousand other calamitous events which will be known to happen in due time. Henry Epistle 1558 HEE7a
The ciphers center on the names and places involved with the accession of the Bourbon royal line to the throne of France. It is the tale of an unexpected change in fortunes of two families whereby the less likely of the two lines gains legal control of the kingdom. This takes place despite its progenitors heading the Protestant cause in France and leading the Huguenots in their religious wars with the Catholic League during the 16th and 17th Centuries..
Margaret d'Angouleme is the pivotal key since it is her role as Queen of Navarre that establishes strong links with Protestant Britain (via Anne Boleyn) and European individuals who support the Protestant cause in France. These include John Calvin, Leonardo da Vinci both of whom found shelter in the courts of Marguerite, Queen of Navarre. It is Marguerite's daughter Jeanne that took the Bourbon lineage, inherited from her husband's mother (Louise of Savoy), back into the direct line of French royalty. This was at the time an indirect link and it occurred when Jeanne married Antoine de Bourbon For it to have any meaning the prolific family of Marguerite's brother Francis (aka Francis I of France) had to all die without further issue. This did eventuate many years after Nostradamus's death. And from this unlikely sequence, the demise of her uncle's royal line, Jeanne's son Henry (aka Henry III of Navarre) took the title of king Henry IV of France.
As Henry III of Navarre he had a challenging personal legacy, his grandmother, Marguerite de Angouleme, sheltered Protestant dissidents, his mother, Jeanne d'Albret, and his father, Antoine de Bourbon, all fought for the Protestant cause and for the Huguenots of France. His accession had to overcome the strong and fervent opposition of those who saw the Protestant faith as heretic and dangerous and these included very powerful French families and institutions.
Another prominent fighter for these causes was Gabriel de Lorges (aka Gabriel de Montgomery), whose claim to infamy before his conversion to the Huguenot cause lay in his being the unlucky agent who mortally wounded Henry III of France. It was this untimely death and the subsequent demise of those descended from Francis I that left Henry III of Navarre as the most rightful claimant to the French throne.
And in opposition to the Huguenots were the Catholic League formed in 1576 by Henry de Guise.
Nostradamus' Prophecies contains the names of the above-mentioned people and it does so in settings that are uniquely identifiable with their individual stories. For instance it carries the name de Lorges in the verse that has, for nearly five hundred years, been seen as describing Francis I's death causing event. And the name d'Angouleme is found in a verse that not only carries the three lilies emblems of the French royal family but is tied via the name Etruria to a short lived kingdom in Italy created by the Bourbon - Angouleme line late in the early nineteenth century (1801-1807).
#Marguerite de Angouleme aka Marguerite de Navarre (11 April 1492 21 December 1549 was the princess of France, Queen of Navarre, and Duchess of Alen on and Berry. She was married to Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, in 1515 and took the title of Francis I. These two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France. Marguerite is the ancestress of the Bourbon kings of France, being the mother of Jeanne d'Albret, whose son, King Henry III of Navarre, took the title of Henry IV of France when he succeeded to the French throne thus becoming the first Bourbon king. In her lifetime Marguerite served as a mediator between Roman Catholics and Protestants (including John Calvin). The main part of this mediation role covered the period from Nostradamus' residence in Agen until the time of his death in 1568.
The family name of d'Angouleme is found in verse C5 Q39 (see chart below). A further important reference point in the following chart is the anagram for mirror in C1 Q35. Marguerite wrote a poem called Mirror of the Sinful Soul that was published in 1531 when Nostradamus resided nearby the Court of Nerac (Agen). Some historians believe that at around this time, Anne Boleyn also had close contact with Marguerite. In 1545 Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elisabeth, wrote an English translation of Marguerite's poem. The period of events linking the poem to the verses below, matches the period that Henry II of France, the man who was accidentally killed by Gabriel de Lorges, acceded to the French crown. These milestone events are also part of C1 Q35.
# Jeanne d'Albret (16 November 1528 9 June 1572) aka Jeanne III of Navarre, was the daughter of Marguerite d'Angouleme and the queen regnant of Navarre from 1555 to 157
# Henri de Bourbon(13 December 1553 14 May 1610) aka Henry III of Navarre (1572 to 1610) & Henry IV of France (1589 to 1610) : son of Jeane d'Albret and Antoine de Bourbon. From 1560 his mother raised him in the Protestant faith from which he progressed with her to become an active head for the Huguenots. With his mother, Henry took refuge in the Huguenot stronghold at La Rochelle in 1568, the year of Nostradamus' death. Deaths in the Capetian branch of the Royal line led to Henry becoming the rightful heir to the French throne but his Protestant activities meant his ascension was resisted. After long wars he acceded to the crown in 1592 and for four years he remained a Protestant. At the urgings of his astute adviser, Maximilien Sully who was also a Huguenot, he converted to the Catholic faith. This took place at the time Shakespeare's Midsummer's Nights Dream was first performed.
# Tiletanus (Jodocus) (birth name Josse Ravestein): a Roman Catholic writer and a harsh critic of the expanding reformation movement who was prominent at the time that Nostradamus wrote prophecy. His most notable work was published in 1568, the year of Nostradamus' death and it illustrates his place in religious debate at that time.
#Gabriel. comte de Montgomery, seigneur de Lorges (5 May 1530 26 June 1574), a French nobleman, was a captain of the Scots Guards of King Henry II of France. He is remembered for mortally injuring King Henry II in a jousting accident in 1559 and subsequently converting to Protestantism, the faith that the Scots Guard sought to suppress. He became a leader of the Huguenots. In 1574 he attempted an insurrection in Normandy, but was captured, taken to Paris and sentenced to death. On 26 June 1574, as he was about to be beheaded, Montgomery was informed that a royal edict had proclaimed that his property would be confiscated and his children deprived of their titles.
#Catherine Henriette de Bourbon (11 November 1596 20 June 1663) : fathered by Henry IV, King of France and his favorite mistress Gabrielle d'Estrees Hence Catherine was an illegitimate daughter of King Henry IV of France. She was declared legitimate on 17 November 1596 at the Abbey of St. Ouen in Rouen. Catherine married her husband Charles Duke of Lorraine in 1619. He was a member of the House of Guise which was a cadet branch of the Dukes of Lorraine, one of the most powerful families in France. The Lorraine family history reaches back to Gerard I of Paris (8th C) and becomes united with the Habsburg dynasty in the 18thC. It was the latter branch that held Etruria the short-duration realm (7 yrs) created at the start of the 19thC.
#Gabrielle d'Estrees (1573 10 April 1599): Duchess of Beaufort and Verneuil, Marchioness of Monceaux was a mistress, confidante and adviser of Henry IV of France. She persuaded Henry to renounce Protestantism in favor of Catholicism in 159
#Maximilien de Bethune, 1st Duke of Sully (13 December 1560 22 December 1641): Marquis of Rosny and Nogent, Count of Muret and Villebon, Viscount of Meaux was a nobleman, soldier, statesman, and faithful right-hand man who assisted king Henry IV of France in the rule of France. Sully was brought up in the Reformed faith, a Huguenot. In 1571, at the age of eleven, Maximilien was presented to Henry of Navarre and remained permanently attached to the future king of France. Historians emphasize Sully's role in building a strong centralized administrative system in France using coercion and highly effective new administrative techniques. While not all of his policies were original, he used them well to revitalize France after the European Religious Wars. Most, however, were repealed by later monarchs who preferred absolute power. Historians have also studied his neo-Stoicism and his ideas about virtue, prudence, and discipline.
#Henry de Guise (31 December 1550 23 December 1588): Henry I, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise founded the Catholic League in 1576 to prevent the heir, King Henry of Navarre, head of the Huguenot movement, from succeeding to the French throne. A key figure in the French Wars of Religion, he was one of the namesakes of the War of the Three Henrys. A powerful opponent of the Queen Mother, Catherine de' Medici, he was assassinated by the bodyguards of her son, King Henry III. The House of Guise was founded as a cadet branch From younger male members) of the House of Lorraine by Claude of Lorraine, first Duke of Guise (1496 1550), who entered French service and was made a duke by King Francis I.
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