originally posted by: yulka
Vlad Tepes a merovingian king bloodline comes all the way up to
Prince Charles but what most
dont know is that Vlad Tepes mother was a Gipsy mysticist who was burnt to death.
Vlad's real mother not only had Gypsy blood, but was also a witch. She was burnt to death.
The most fascinating facts about Vlad Tepes in a Top ten
Not to be a nit picker here, but I can't find anything that links Vlad Tepes to the Merovingian bloodline. Vlad was of the Draculesti branch of the
House of Basarab. See: en.wikipedia.org...
The House of Basarab was closely tied to and related to the Musatins otherwise known as the House of Bogdan-Musat which established the Principality
of Moldova c. 1363: See: en.wikipedia.org...
The Merovingians by contrast were Salian Frankish who ruled the Franks for 300 years beginning in the 5th Century AD. see:
What's interesting though is that when you read about the House of Basarab, you'll see it gave lineage to Princes of Wallachia; which said Princes
were "elected" by the council of Boyars. We can read about what a Boyar was at: en.wikipedia.org...
Personally, I think of Boyars as being noblemen by virtue of being landowners who owned serfs.
An important distinction here, in my opinion; the Merovingians under Clovis I, dubbed First King of the Franks, converted to Christianity and was an
ally of the Roman Pope, (all this between 466-511), and thus was true "Royalty" by virtue of the concept of Divine Right of Kings. See Clovis:
The remote origins of the theory are rooted in the medieval idea that God had bestowed earthly power on the king, just as God had given spiritual
power and authority to the church, centering on the pope. Thus, Clovis I and the Merovingians may be said to have been of "High Royalty" whereas the
dismal "Princes" of Bulgaria, Romania, Poland (including Ukraine) were simply elected by fat landowners known as Boyars and they were typically
selected because they'd been successful in military adventures. There are today, legitimate "Royal" families of Bulgaria and Romania, made so by
virtue of their connections to, in Romania, the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty and in Bulgaria, the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Obviously,
these truly "Royal" rulers of Romania and Bulgaria were established by virtue of connections to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and German Royal families
and were of much later date, i.e, the 1800's. None of this smacks of the Merovingians, although there may be a remote connection through one of the
High Royal families of Germany or Austria.
Now......if you really want to get into something bizarrely intriguing and interesting check out:
Thought the Bourbon Royals were all dead? Think again! Then see:
So, then....lets check out the present day Duke of Parma, Duke Carlos:
Of him it is said: "After completing his studies Carlos worked for the company ABN AMRO in Amsterdam, where he was involved with the preparations for
the introduction of the euro. He then worked for a while in Brussels as a public affairs consultant for the company European Public Policy Advisors
(EPPA). Since 2007 he is engaged in projects concerning sustainability in the business world."
Hmm, I wonder....did he make this years Bildeberger Conference? Perhaps not, but he was represented: see:
Ah, yes....his mother was Princess Irene of the Netherlands.
Per Wikipedia, Bildeberg Members include royals from the Netherlands:
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (1997, 2000, 2006, 2008–2014)[better source needed]
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1954–1975) (deceased)
Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (2008)
You keep digging and those darned old "Royals" just keep turning up!