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Re: For Glen Cook, and Charter of Larmenius

>>From your link http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03698b.htm"The King of
>Portugal is still officially "Grand Master of the Order of Our Lord Jesus
>Christ", and as such confers titular membership in the order, with the
>decoration of the crimson cross charged with another, smaller, cross of
>The monarchy was overthrown in 1910 by republican forces, which particularly
>resented the strong influence of the Catholic Church on the regime.
>A couple of Dictators followed.  Portugal is now a Republic.  No King does
>this mean no Grand Master? No Grand Master does this mean no official order?

Oh, not necessarily.  Just because they're not reigning monarchs doesn't
mean the Portuguese royal house died out.  (Remember the Stewarts hung
on for generations after they were kicked out of Britain.)

The current claimant appears to be:
Duarte Nuno, Infante of Portugal, Duke of Braganca (1907-    ).


Speaking of the Stewarts, notice the Thurn und Taxis connection;
that family is considered by many to be the remnant of the Stewart
royal line.

>When I asked Wallace-Murphy about the C-14 dating of the Newport Tower he
>replied it was unreliable. The Carbon dating there put the tower
>construction in the 16th Century.  What would make the dating of the Charter
>of Larmenius any more reliable?

I have no idea.


John S. Quarterman <jsq@quarterman.org>