Wednesday, June 29, 2011

TheTemplars -Rosslyn-St Clair




So!

Where's my knight
in shining Armour ?















I am so into these stories.
Here is some fascinating information
about the St. Clair Castle
and Rosslyn Chapel














It started out with only Nine Knights.



The land has been owned by St. Clair's from 1162
Only ruins of the Castle left. Built in 1330.








































The Castle St. Clair


built by Sir Henry St. Clair 1330.
The Sinclair's, Sanctclaire
or St Clair's owned the land from 1162.














The Chapel has mystical significance,
many enigma's.
Phantom Monks and knights
have been seen countless
times. Also a Black Knight
on horseback , by many motorist's
and locals. The Knight haunts the
St. Clair family today.
Sir Walter Scott wrote about it in "Lay of the last minstrel"
Strange lights at night have been seen in
the Chapel. Besides the howling Hound. WOOOOO!!!!



The night the Scott's army
rested in the
confines of the Chapel ,
the Spirits of the
"MAUTHE DOOG"
appeared in the guardroom
causing Panic with the troops
the howling made the soldiers
run into the woods.






Built 1330 They were Normans.
Rosslyn Chapel and Castle are approx. 9 miles
from Edinburgh on the north bank of Esk river.
Castle was in
Sir Walter's poem Rosabelle









The Rosslyn Chapel
has been described
as a "Tapestry in Stone".
It has the most
exquisite carvings
scenes than any other
15 th century
chapel in Europe.





The story about the column is
the master killed
the apprentice,
for doing better work,
and showing him up.

Some of the carvings were of Corn (mase)
which were only found in America.



..This was carved 200 years before Columbus











The Knight 's were founded in 1119.
The first Nine Knights
were all related through Marriage, cousin's, etc.
As the army grew , they hired Criminal's such
as Murderer's, Rapers, Thieves.
They wanted Tough guys.

The Seal of St. Clair and Knight's
aka -Sinclair -Templar at Solomon's Temple.
Rosslyn Chapel is in the Scottish..lowlands.
















Brown's book Da Vinci Code it is
the newer church standing now.
The old ruins were more the time
of the Templar's. Around 1200's..
They say Cromwell's troops used
the chapel as a stable in 1650 .







This is the area where in 1119 the Original Chapel
was that the Scottish Templar's were using as a Headquarters. They were Masons so note the wonderful keystones in the old arch. still standing .This is where the battle of Roslyn was with Sir Henry St. Clair. Who built Rosslyn Chapel.











Now, they say the Templars came to Maine. Do you Believe it??


Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome----Yvonne

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