About half of the the below content was covered on our LIVE weekly broadcast “Our Father’s Business“. The rest of the content, including a section on the First Century British Saints will come out in our next message. Stay tuned for the booklet to be re-published entitled “130 Celebrated British Saints before the arrival of St Augustine.”
Royals Descending from the Immediate Family of Jesus
In England it was common knowledge that the Royal House descended from the family of Jesus (Joseph of Arimathea) and was of the kin of King Arthur. Rev. F. R A. Glover, M.A. in his “England the Remnant of Judah.” published in London, 1861 covered it, but not link by link through the genealogy, nor entered into the proofs in detail. Since then the whole subject of Her Majesty’s Israelite ancestry has been further examined by various students and writers on our Israelitish origin. Mr. J. C. Stephens has compiled a “Genealogical Chart, shewing the Connection between the House of David and the Royal Family of Britain.” (Liverpool, 1877.) This gives the descent from Abraham to Zedekiah in full, as found in Matthew. It then gives twelve generations only between Heremon, B.C. 580, and Victoria, A.D. 1819, thus, of course, omitting a great number of links. The descent of our Royal Family from the royal line of Judah is, however, no new discovery. The Saxon kings traced themselves back to Odin, who was traced back to his descent from David, as may be seen in a very ancient MS. in the Herald’s College, London; and in Sharon Turner. (“History of the Anglo-Saxons,” vol. i.).
We at St Andrew’s OCC together with several more modern scholars have put together more full and complete genealogies of the Royals as going back to King David. Our compilations rely on such foundational works, such as Anderson’s (“Royal Genealogies.” London, 1732). Keating (“History of Ireland.” Dublin, 1723), Lavoisne (“Genealogical and Historical Atlas.” London, 1814), and numerous other older histories that they relied upon.
We have researched and compiled the official records of the UK College of Arms “Pedigree of the Saxon Kings” pg 25 where it lists Frea, Odin’s wife, as daughter of Cadwallader. “Royalty for Commoners”, by Roderick W. Stuart, 1992, lists Frigge “Gadwalldóttir”.”A Mediaeval Miscellany:Also see commentaries on Roderick W. Stuart’s Royalty for Commoners,” The American Genealogist 69 (April 1994) from “Pedigrees of Welsh Saints” ancient manuscripts
In these verifiable records it says that Odin’s wife Friege (Frigga) is listed as the daughter of Cadwalladr(Cadvan) of Britain and Gladys(Claudia) “the Younger”. , son of Lieffer (Lucius) Mawr, King of Britain, son of Coel, King of Britain, son of Cyllin, King of Britain, son of Caradog, King of Britain, son of Bran and Anna (daughter of Joseph of Arimathea).
It is a well known subject that the Royals (especially of France) claim to be descendants of the immediate family of Jesus Christ. We have documented several of these lines as not being from Jesus Himself, but from Christ’s brother (or cousin) James the Just, as well as his Uncle Joseph. Most of these lines go up to Joseph of Arimathea either through some of his sons, his brothers in law, or through Joseph’s daughters. In the first Century there was much communion between Britain and Jerusalem. Joseph, known as the tin miner of Cornwall, supplied this most important metal for armor for the Roman Empire. He was well known as perhaps the richest man in the world. For about a Century Rome attacked Britain unsuccessfully, but as they finally won, they took much of the British family captive, who are also spoken of in Paul’s Epistles, and in basic Roman and English history.
A product of this detention at Rome is a permanent monument, the Palatium Britannica, which anyone can visit. We include this family in our list of First Century British Saints, as the family of St Rufus Pudens, as follows: Under 16. St. Rufus Pudens married the British princess Claudia (Gladys), daughter of Caracticus (Arvarigus in Welsh). His home in Rome was called Palatium Britannica, also the previous residence of British royals, and house of worship. Father of Praxedes and Pudentiana. He’s revered as one clothed with baptism by the Apostles, and watched and watched to keep his robe pure and without wrinkle to the crown of a blameless life. A saint globally commemorated on May 17. His daughter St. Pudentiana, also commemorated on the same day is called a Saintly virgin, she is considered of the most illustrious descent. Her father is called a disciple of the holy Apostle St. Paul. Among her princely brothers was St Linus (a Briton, who became the first Bishop of Rome). [Note that although today’s Roman Western tradition shows St. Peter the Holy Apostle as Rome’s first Bishop, this doesn’t correspond with the most verifiable accounts. However, history records at least three visits of Peter to Britain. On his last visit St. Peter appeared on the very spot where once stood the old British church of Lambedr (St. Peter’s), where stands the present Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster. The legends on public display at St. Peter’s at Cornhill relate to us the historic founding of the church by King Lucius in honour of Peter’s ministry efforts at Britain. Peter was expelled from Rome by Emperor Claudius in 40AD, where he returned to his family and fellow exiles in Great Britain. Comm. June 29.]
In Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 12th century Historia Regum Britanniae, he records Emperor Claudius who out of respect for his captive British King Caracticus, he gave his daughter Genuissa. She became the mother of this family which produced the Pope Linus and Princess Claudia/Gladys, who later married Pudens, who was written about several times in Paul’s epistles. In one of those occasions he was quite clear, as in Philippians 4:22 KJV, “All the Saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.”
We have a few dozen early 1st and 2nd Century Saints of Britain that are celebrated around the world by the Orthodox. Also we have numerous pre-1100s authentic records proving the Glastonbury and Joseph of Arimathea story. I’ve personally visited and ministered at the place where St Joseph built the first century church, the wattle church (the twelve hides given to the church as “tax free” for all time), and at the Tor. I have also studied several of the artifacts discussed herein, and as covered at length in our other booklets. List available on request.
As descendants from Joseph of Arimathea, or of the British Royal family this would mean they are literal descendants of King David, and recipients of the Throne of David. God gave covenants that this throne would not fail to have a man sitting upon it. In 500BC the throne was taken to Ireland, as Judea was conquered, the inhabitants were taken to Babylon, and the land laid in ruins. Jeremiah the prophet fulfilled this covenant from God which stated He would uproot the Kingdom, and plant it NorthWest in a new land. (I encourage you to read the 110 Marks of Israel. by Col Wright). Among these marks of Israel or “descriptions” of what Israel would be like, the ID points we read so many clues throughout the Scripture. There are so many prophecies that could apply only to one people, of being a world super power where we bless the whole world, and the world wants to flood or borders, to get some of our overflowing abundance. The Psalmist King David prophesied also, that God would appoint a new land that our people would never move from. Thousands of books have been written on these topics (many were called adherents of “British Israelism” of which we have a larger library available for you on the topic. Much of Europe’s Royalty today trace back to these branches of Jesus and King David.
We’re also going to get into various British, German, French, Italian, Danish, Swedish, and other European branches.
It has been a worthy task to verify and authenticate the dozens of authoritative genealogical source records on the topic. Some such as the Welsh Pedigrees of Saints are well known. Others have been written off as Templar Mythology, however the cases show this knowledge goes back much farther. King Brychan of Wales, a contemporary of King Arthur, touted a genealogy to Saint Joseph, as did King Arthur himself (more on him later).
John of Glastonbury, (the great library at his cathedral burned down) took from several authenticated sources, like the 6th Century Melkin poem. He wrote King Arthur’s genealogy (as follows):
Helaius, Nepos Joseph, Genuit Josus, Josue Genuit Aminadab, Aminadab Genuit Filium, qui Genuit Ygernam, de qua Rex Pen-Dragon, Genuit Nobilem et Famosum Regum Arthurum, per Quod Patet, Quod Rex Arthurus de Stirpe Joseph descendit.
King Henry II uncovered a burial cross of King Arthur (which I have seen on display at Glastonbury):
A wonderful proof (though some doubt it as a forgery, it is no more stylish than much older crosses).
Several histories talk about Arthur being brought to Avalon (Glastonbury) to die.
Although there have been several successive governments since Arthur, his descendants live on. In the 1300s one family won a case disputing using a coat of arms of King Arthur. Over a period of years they provided such an overwhelming amount of evidence to the court, as having exhaustive proof they are descendant of King Arthur, they were given sole right to bear the arms of King Arthur as “Azure, a bend, or” (blue shield with a golden diagonal band). John of Gaunt, son of Edward III bore witness to the trial facts, as well as other Carminow family members, who claimed the outcome of the trial was proof they were descendants of King Arthur. Carminow descendants in the 1400s re-asserted these rights of heirship from King Arthur, as did members of the Royal family. Another case stripped the powerful Grosvenor family of bearing the same arms on genealogical grounds, while allowed the Scrope family (and others of blood right) could continue. The well known Lord Mayor of London at the time was John Nott, who also bore these arms, a 2 time Sheriff, grocer, pepperor/treasurer, and pius leader well known for making usury illegal in London (for a time). This shield remains to this day as the base design of the Nott family, as was also authenticated at the same time as legally valid. (More on this family later on.)
Let us read what the rest of the world has recorded in regards to King Arthur:
A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield is one of the chivalrous mourners at the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I who esteemed King Arthur as one of his most noblest of ancestors. Emperor Maximilian I died in Innsbruck in 1519.
Prisoner exchange of Otto IV (Brunswick) for Uncle King Richard
The Angevin King (Emperor) Richard was kept hostage by the Austrian Duke Leopold until a special prisoner exchange was deal was met. This was presided over by the German Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI Hohenstaufen(of a rival Billunger line, usurper branch of Brunswick’s then active rightful pre-Charlemagne alloids of Bavaria and Altorf). King Richard was exchanged for the two Dukes of Brunswick(Otto IV and Henry V) and the Bishopric of Wells which would annex Glastonbury Abbey. This tyrannical Emperor of Germany Henry VI had died in 1197 and so Richard (who was heir of the Electorate of Arles) placed his vote for these Guelph princes to become the next Emperor. After many attempts by Otto IV’s uncle (King Richard) to secure a marriage with the Scottish Royal House (to become King of Scotland) he had re-arranged his commitments to Brunswick by making all to fall back to Otto IV as the Angevin heir, by making him the Duke of Angevin Aquitaine and the Count of Poitou in 1196.
There was never a doubt that King Arthur existed among the world’s courts 1300’s – 1700’s , who had sat and received evidence years on end of his descendants. In consideration there is only a fraction of evidence for Artaxerxes of Babylon from 500BC, and yet no one will ever dare call him or even the Spartans he fought against as “Mythical”. There’s even less evidence for the existence of Nero of the 1st Century and no one doubts his. Why is this? it is because we have RECORDS. The enemies of truth will only attack those of which would have the most impact for good in the world.
The ancient Welsh texts called King Arthur, the ameraudur, in Latin, “imperator” or Emperor.
The genealogies of King Arthur include Constantine, this again affirms his coat of arms. The more popular genealogies that include King Arthur is that of the Stuarts. Henry VII fortified his right to be King of England by his descent from King Arthur. From the time of the Crusades massive festivals and tournaments had been held to awe his court.
Arthur was more than a relic of the great crusader Kings Richard I, and Edward I, who on the eve of their departures assembled the Barons of England round the board of his ancient order to formally hand the government to their charge.
Edward III launched a great revival of Arthur’s Order of the Round Table at Westminster.
In Robert Avesbury’s Chronicle “Historia de Mirabilibus Gestis Edwardi III” (died 1539) , he authenticated the Glastonbury accounts as facts of history, and wrote out the line of King Arthur as a descendant of Joseph of Arimathea.
It’s strange that some think whatever that can be this old is a myth. Strange, that in spite of Edward III’s historical refoundation of the Arthurian Order on the Windsor Table Mound and the art played by Chancellor Bishop Wykeham in its reconstruction, the authorities of to-day insist that King Arthur is a “mythical monarch,” his “goodly-fellowship,” the popular theme of European romance, “mere legend,” and the Round Table in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle (for 400 years England’s Old Parliament House) no genuine relic. The testimony of the earliest British historians, Gildas and Nenniums, is ignored. The numerous references to Arthur’s exploits, death and burial in MSS. (other than those of Geoffrey of Monmouth) in the British Museum, Bodleian and Cambridge libraries, we are told, are of no “historical value.” Place-names and traditions go for nothing; and even the genealogies of the British kings, by virtue of which Henry VII claimed his title to the crown, are said to be “monkish inventions” and “utterly worthless” when we refer to these chronicles as proof of Arthur’s personality. It was Henry Tudor’s proud boast to be descended not from Norman, or Plantagenet, but from the Keltic kings Arthur and Cadwallader the Blessed, the last of his race to assume the royal title. The revival of the ancient Keltic-British element in the British monarchy, after centuries of eclipse, is a fact recorded in a striking way to Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminister Abbey, where intertwined in the bronze closure round about the tomb of the founder of this magnificent mausoleum, may be seen the emblems of the House of Lancaster with those of the British King Cadwallader, the “Dragon of the great Pendragonship” of Wales. (See Dean Stanley’s “Memorials of Westminster Abbey”.)