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Dietrich (ca. 916 – ca. 976), also known as Thierry I of Liesgau, is
considered the oldest traceable member of the House of Wettin who is known
for certain. In genealogy, this makes him the top ancestor of various
present-day nobles, including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom,
King Albert II of Belgium and Simeon II of Bulgaria.
The Baronial Order of Magna Charta (BOMC) was founded in 1898 as The
Baronial Order of Runnemede during the flowering of scholarly and popular
interest in the history and development of the Anglo-Saxon people that
characterized the final decades of Queen Victoria’s reign. For over a
century BOMC has been a leading proponent organization whose purpose is the
promulgation and support of the principles set forth in that
world-pervasive document — the Magna Charta.
The Order has been incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania as a
non-profit corporation since 1945, and is also registered with the IRS as a
501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Individuals of good character who can
prove descent from one or more of the 25 Sureties who were responsible for
holding King John to the terms of the Great Charter he signed on 15 June
1215 at Runnymede meadow in England and five counselors of the King who
were in sympathy with the Magna Charta will be considered for
The Magna Charta resulted from the peace made between King John of
England and about sixty of his rebelling barons. After preliminary
negotiations with Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton as go-between,
John and his party met the barons on 15 June at Runnymede meadow next to
the Thames River. After several days of discussions, the document language
was finally agreed upon, and on 19 June the barons elected 25 of their
number as “Sureties” to hold title to certain of the king’s properties,
including the Tower of London, in order to guarantee his compliance with
the laws and liberties expounded in the Magna Charta.
The 1215 Charter required King John of England to proclaim certain
liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary, for example by
explicitly accepting that no "freeman" (in the sense of
non-serf) could be punished except through the law of the land, a
right which is still in existence today.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more
perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for
the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings
of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish
this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Roman equestrian order (Latin: ordo equester) constituted the lower
of the two aristocratic classes of ancient Rome, ranking below the
patricians (patricii), a hereditary caste that monopolised political power
during the regal era (to 501 BC) and during the early Republic (to 338
Catus Decianus was the procurator of Roman Britain in AD 60 or 61.
Tacitus blames his "rapacity" in part for provoking the rebellion of
Boudica. Cassius Dio says he confiscated sums of money which had been
given by the emperor Claudius to leading Britons, declaring them to be
loans to be repaid with interest.
Originally posted by satron
Can it be connected to Egyptian Pharaohs?
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
I'm not clear on how you get from Dietrich von Wettin to Margaret of Sicily...?
Originally posted by LookSkywatcher
Does America belong to England?
Is America a Company or a Country?
Because the Roman connection can America be another Roman Empire?
Originally posted by grey580
Star & Flag for you.
This is interesting. Also interesting that many American Presidents can trace their lineage back to british royalty and to eleanor of aquitain.
I'm sure some of our Presidents can also trace back to roman emperors.
Makes you wonder if there is some sort of ruling class gene in us.