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Josephine the Merovingian

I cannot emphasize enough the dearth of information, or the outright disinformation, I find in various web world accounts relating to Josephine and Jean Lafitte. I chuckle to think they often get her given name wrong as I have noted from the beginning of this book. Her name was not Josephine and if a current author is right about Napoleon being a bi-sexual we can imagine his brother Joseph's name was on his lips during sexual acts with Marie-Rose and this lead to her nickname which he gave her. These are important people from not so long ago. In the case of Josephine and her heritage, there is no good reason to not make it clear she was a Merovingian with great bloodlines.

"Josephine's family story is intricately woven into the tapestry of Martinique history. Pierre Blain d'Esnambuc, the founder of French power in the Antilles, who had taken possession of the island on behalf of Louis XIII in 1635, was one of her ancestors. She was also a descendant of Guillaume d'Orange, a courageous and audacious leader, who was responsible for protecting the colonists from Carib aggression {? - HMMM?}in 1640 and who played a crucial role in defending Martinique during the Dutch Navy's attempt to take the island in 1674." (1)

The name Guillaume d'Orange is not without major precedence in history and legend. I think this Columbia Professor says something important about him and history in general. "History tells us little of the medieval William of Orange, but legend tells us a great deal. From the legends grew the most extensive epic cycle of the Middle Ages." (2) There is another William of Orange who was more of a contemporary with her ancestor and I suspect she is related to them all. That William of Orange is most important to Irish history and the destruction of the Brotherhood remnants which I have addressed in most of my books on our true worldwide cultural development. They are an important family of what Dutch people call their heroes (3) and yet here we see one of them fighting the Dutch Navy in the usual Hegelian 'play both ends against the middle' gambit of the Merovingians.

There is a good chance that these are Merovingians called Cathars and then Huguenots. My namesakes in the 19th Century are authors of many books on these people. After what happened to the Cathar attempt to make a modern culture of egalitarian ethics we can understand if some of them went undercover or still had issues with the other elites who did not stay the course and fight to build what might be the last attempt to re-energize true Brotherhood. I will continue to try to understand why her distant cousin named Beauharnais went to Martinique after witnessing her sexual behavior and then sought an unsuccessful dissolution to their arranged marriage. Could the people who arranged for Napoleon to marry this woman have seen to it that her first husband was killed in the Terror?

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