THE ROYAL HEIRS OF THE MONARCHY


EFFIGY OF KING LEVON VI LUSIGNAN IN
THE ROYAL BASILICA OF ST. DENIS, PARIS.

THE SEAL AND SIGNATURE OF KING LEVON VI.
THE WRAP AROUND SEAL INSCRIPTION:
SIGILUM LEONIS QUINTI REGIS ARMENIE.
[SEAL OF LEVON THE FIFTH KING OF ARMENIA].
THE SIGNATURE: ROY.LYON


THE BREAST STAR OF THE EPHEMERAL ORDER OF ST. CATHERINE
OF THE HOUSE OF LUSIGNAN ALONG WITH THE ORDER OF MELUSIN
WAS AWARDED FOR THE BENEVOLENT SERVICE TO THE ARMENIAN
NATION AND THE HOUSE OF LUSIGNAN
.



CLOSE UP OF THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE ORDER OF ST. CATHERINE
WITH THE ORDER OF THE SWORD AND SILENCE, THE SHIELD OF
THE HOUSE OF LUSIGNAN WITH THE FAMILY CREST UPON THE
EIGHT POINTED CROSS FLANKED BY JERUSALEM CROSSES AND
CAPPED BY THE GOLDEN CROWN.



THE LAST SURVIVING LETTER OF KING LEVON VI [OCTOBER 19, 1383] --
WRITTEN IN EXILE IN MADRID, SPAIN IN THE COURT OF THE KING'S ROYAL COUSINS --
THE HOUSE OF SAVOY -- CALLING FOR LIBERATION OF ARMENIA FROM
FOREIGN YOKE. AFFIXED WITH THE ROYAL SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF
THE LAST LUSIGNAN KING.



THE 'COMBINED' COAT-OF-ARMS OF THE KINGDOM OF
ARMENIA, CYPRUS AND JERUSALEM UNDER THE HOUSE OF LUSIGNAN
[THE TITLE OF THE KING OF ARMENIA WAS HELD BY
THE COUSIN OF LEVON VI LUSIGNAN - JACQUES I LUSIGNAN OF
CYPRUS] THAT HELD THE THRONE IN CYPRUS UNTIL 1489 WHEN THE
THRONE WAS SECEDED BY CHARLOTTE LUSIGNAN TO
CATHERINE CORNARO [RENOWNED ARISTOCRATIC VENETIAN
HOUSE]. THE VENETIAN ARISTOCRACY HELD CYPRUS UNTIL LATE XVITH CENTURY.
THE TITLE OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ARMENIA THEREUPON PASSED TO
THE SAVOYS WHICH THE HOUSE HOLDS TO THIS VERY DAY.


ORIGINAL TOMB OF LEVON VI LUSIGNAN IN THE COUVENT DES CLESTINS, PARIS.
THE ORIGINAL XIVTH CENTURY CENOTAPH INSCRIPTION IN MIDDLE FRENCH
[MODERN ENGLISH TRANSL. ON PREV. PAGE] READS:

'...Cy gist tres noble et excellent prince Leon de Lizingnen
quint roy latin du royaume d'Armenie qui rendit l'ame a Dieu a Paris le
XXIXe jour de novembre l'an de grace M.CCC.IIIIXX.XIII. Priez pour luy
...'


THE DUKE OF BOURGOGNE - BERTRANDON DE LA BROQUIERE AND
PHILIPPE THE GOOD IN 1432 TRAVELED THROUGHOUT CILICIAN ARMENIA
AND STILL NOTED THAT A NUMBER OF ARMENIAN NOBLES WERE RULING
MOUNTAINS ENCLAVES WITHIN CILICIAN ARMENIA. A PAGE FROM THE
TRAVEL BOOK WITH THE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT.


A PAGE FROM THE BERTRANDON DE LA BROQUIERE 1432 BOOK ON CILICIA
AND THE ARMENIAN POPULATION THAT STILL MADE UP THE OVERWHELMING
MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE AGES [WHICH
CONTINUED ALL THE WAY TO THE XXTH CENTURY].

 


QUEEN CATHERINE CORNARO. 1494-1495 DRAWING BY ALBRECHT DRER.
SEEMINGLY FROM A COPY OF GENTILE BELLINI'S PROFILE PAINTING [NOW LOST].


IN 1842, THE ITALIAN COMPOSER GAETANO POEZETTI WROTE THE OPERA
CATARINA CORNARO.


QUEEN CATHERINE CORNARO IN THE VENETIAN REPUBLIC.


HISTORIE DE RE LVSIGNANI [HISTORY OF THE LUSIGNANS]
BY HENRICO GIBLET. BOLOGNA, 1647.

XVITH CENTURY ENGRAVING OF A SECTION OF THE HARBOR OF FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS.



THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE HOUSE OF SAVOY INCORPORATING
THE ARMENIAN COAT OF ARMS AS ALSO DEPICTED
ON THE GOLDEN COIN MINTED BY SAVOY KINGS.



1641 COINS OF SAVOY-BOURBONS HOLDERS
OF THE TITLE OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF JERUSALEM, CYPRUS, ARMENIA
AND LUXEMBOURG [COAT OF ARMS ON THE OBVERSE SIDE OF THE COIN BELOW
DEPICTS THE CRESTS OF THOSE KINGDOMS] .



THE FLAG OF CILICIAN ARMENIA DURING THE LUSIGNAN DYNASTY ALSO
USED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ARMENIA AND CYPRUS [WHICH ALSO
INCLUDED THE TITLE OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF JERUSALEM].
YELLOW-RED-BLUE-WHITE. IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT WHITE
STOOD FOR THE HOUSE OF LUSIGNAN [WHICH ALONG WITH AZURE AND
BLUE REPRESENTED THE HOUSE COLORS] WHILE THE FORMER THREE
[YELLOW, RED AND BLUE] STOOD FOR ARMENIA. THE ARMENIAN INTELLECTUALS
[THE MADRAS GROUP] DURING THE ENLIGHTENMENT ERA IN THE
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN THEIR NEWLY CHARTED CONSTITUTION OF
ARMENIA [1773] SUGGESTED RED, BLUE AND YELLOW AS THE COLORS OF
THE REBORN ARMENIAN STATE WHICH WERE ADOPTED
WITH SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS BY THE FIRST REPUBLIC
IN 1918 AS RED, BLUE AND ORANGE [YELLOW ALONG WITH GOLD WAS ALSO
 USED AS A CLOSE HUE]. THE SUCCEEDING SECOND REPUBLIC [1920-1991]
USED RED, BLUE, RED [INSTEAD OF ORANGE - THE YELLOW COLOR WAS
REPRESENTED ON THE BANNER AS THE GOLDEN RIM OF THE FIVE-POINTED
STAR] - THE BLUE IN THE CENTER WAS SLIGHTLY THINNER -
YET AGAIN MAINTAINING THE TRADITION OF THE COLORS OF
GLORY OF THE KINGDOM OF CILICIAN ARMENIA.


THE STRONGHOLD CASTLE OF CORYCOS WAS HEROICALLY
DEFENDED BY THE ARMENIAN KNIGHTS FOR ANOTHER 70 YEARS
SACKED AND LOOTED BY THE NUMERICALLY OVERWHELMING TURKISH HORDES IN 1448.
THE ARMENIAN HIGHLANDERS IN MANY PROVINCES THROUGHOUT
GREATER ARMENIA AND CILICIA -- IN PLACES LIKE SIWNIK', ARTSAKH, ZEYTUN AND SASUN
IN ACCORD WITH THEIR FREEDOM LOVING WARRIOR SPIRIT MAINTAINED
THEIR INDEPENDENCE UNDER THEIR RULING PRINCES AND DREAMED
OF THE DAY WHEN ALL OF ARMENIA WILL BE LIBERATED FROM
FOREIGN YOKE AND THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE WILL LIVE FREE.
THAT DAY WOULD COME IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE XXTH CENTURY -- IN 1918 --
WITH THE PROCLAMATION OF THE FIRST ARMENIAN REPUBLIC --
REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF THE GENOCIDE --
AS A TRUE PHOENIX RISING HIGH....
TOWARDS I N F I N I T I..

 

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