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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 09:50:31 -1000
>I appreciate that to many of our American cousins who have no native
>chivalry all "orders" are "cats in the dark".....but on this side of the
>Atlantic, and especially in the United Kingdom, we have "real" Orders of
>Chivalry, in our case awarded bi-annually by HM The Queen, and because
>of the kudos of belonging to "the real thing" we for our part have to be
>101% vigilant against "self styled" Orders (such as St Lazarus, St
>Stanislas, the Oak, the false Holy Sepulchre, the false St John orders,
>etc.) trying to muscle in on the cachet.
And we do, of course, see many naive Americans who fall for this congealed
malarkey and vintage buncombe. Many of them may be observed at work and
play --- right here on <soc.genealogy.medieval.>
Charles Ward is, quite obviously, one of those who has lost his bearings and
taken the tainted bait --- hook, line and sinker.
Genealogical True-Believers are most difficult to de-program.
D. Spencer Hines --- "The final happiness of man consists in the
contemplation of truth....This is sought for its own sake, and is directed
to no other end beyond itself." Saint Thomas Aquinas, [1224/5-1274] "Summa
Contra Gentiles" [c.1258-1264]
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