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apparently from the same as G206
Originally posted by Alethea
The Merovingians were referred to as the "long haired kings". Some sources imply that long hair was a distinction of the aristocracy. They were also said to be sorcerer kings. They were the Frankish kings of Gaul from c. 500-752 and are the root of all the Royal Houses of Europe.
The Holy Roman Empire was formally founded in the year 800 by Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Lombards, who revived the Imperial August Title of Roman Emperor in the West. According to Carolingian theory, the Roman Empire had merely been suspended, not ended, by the abdication of the last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus in 476.
The Imperial Nobility of The Holy Roman Empire, enjoys a more elevated status than that of the Nobilities of the Modern German States and, indeed, of the Modern Italian States.
It should be pointed out that the Holy Roman Empire, has never been conquered, and the prerogatives of its Imperial Nobility have therefore remained intact to this day.
As all its families were invested by Imperial Decree, they possess an indisputable right to enjoy their privileges and exercise their obligations.
....The Holy Roman Empire, being officially Confirmed by Imperial Decree in the meeting of the Reichs-Council of The Holy Roman Empire on the 1st of September 1999, in London. His Imperial Highness, formally assumed the Title of Hereditary Sovereign Chancellor and Grand Master of the aforesaid Association and of all other International Associations, Official Bodies and Imperial Orders of The Imperial Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire, on the same date which includes the descendants of the Imperial Italian Nobility of The Holy Roman Empire, who formed an Italian Association.
This subordinate Italian Association was established in 1963 in Rome, called the ASSOCIZIONI dei NOBILI del SACRO ROMANO IMPERO to unite the descendants in the male line of certain Italian individuals invested with Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire, held under the supreme control of the THE IMPERIAL ORDER AND ASSOCIATION OF THE NOBILITY OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
The Imperial Order and Association of the Nobility of The Holy Roman Empire of The German Nation, which has been preserved for many centuries for the formal defence of Christianity, which originates from the First Noble Knights of the Holy Roman Empire of The German Nation, who fought for the victory of the Christian Faith .
It is now formally composed of the old and new families of the Holy Roman Empire and is, therefore a closed Imperial Order. The Holy Roman Empire hands down its own traditions through the surviving families, and it has never suffered a conquest by any foreign power.
An Imperial Decree was issued by His Imperial Highness Prinz Karl Friedrich von Deutschland, on the 10th of January 2002, and voted by the Grand Reichs-Council of the Imperial College of Princes and Counts of the Holy Roman Empire, in London on the same date, which formally Decreed the following: Heads of Princely and Ducal Houses of the Holy Roman Empire.....