When Jeanne d'Albret gave birth to a son in 1553 the likelihood of his ever becoming king relied on a long sequence of events involving failures in birth, premature deaths and deaths whose timing would have changed history if they had occurred a few weeks later. Henri III of Navarre had few real prospects of ever becoming King of France when he was born, yet he did so in 1589.
However there is at least one of Nostradamus verse which seemed to tell of Henri's achievements long before they happened. C5 Q41 (click left for full analysis)
Born in the shadows and during a dark day,
Nay Souz les vmbres et journee nocturne
Henri was born far away from the Parisian
courts at Pau, Bearn in the south of France on the night of
Amongst many reasons for my belief that Nostradamus intended this verse to provide an important link in the story of the religious mutations of the future is Henri's involvement in the religious wars of the 16th Century.
There are many anagrams in this verse that support the interpretation I give. Amongst the rare ones two stand out.
One is the name of a major financial backer to Henri's religious campaigns namely England. Anagrams of England only occur here and one other verse and in this instance it is part of a sequence of anagrams that complete the line and provide reason why England acted in this manner. Ferare naiStre Son Sang de l'antique vrne becomes Fera renaist reSonSa ngdelan tiqu evrne and this becomes Reasons England never quit retains fear. Elisabeth I of England had connections to Henri II through her mother Anne Boleyn who knew well and was an ardent follower of Marguerite, Henri's grandmother.
England had every reason to hope and foster the possibility that Henri's Calvinistic faith would occupy the kingshirole as this suited a Protestant England. Elisabeth was a beneficiary when Henri of the Bourbon line caused his bood to rise in the ancient urn and ithis provided the reason behind the support. There is also in this line another very rare anagram for equivalent and equivalence of Henri's and Elisabeth's protestant views was an important factor behind the assistance provided by England.
In the second line describing how well the new king does there is an anagram for bounteous and it only occurs in this line in the Prophecies. It is adjacent to letters that create the description of that time a bounteous era (bonte Souuera= bonteSouu era). Once again a complex word of rare occurrence provides a totally unexpected fit with the words that are visible.
There are three verses where the emblem associated with the Bourbon, the Fleur de Lys, can be found. One of these is linked to the origins of the Bourbon line through Marguerite d'Angouleme and there is one whose wording also points strongly to the first of the Bourbon Kings, Henry IV.
The old roads will all be improved,
Les vieux chemins Seront tous embelysThe following are some historical perspectives given on Henri IV in recent years;
In essence it was Henri that modernized the run-down city of Paris and its supply routes thereby removing the impediments to trade and prosperity. Paris was not on the great Roman routes and the old roads that had been the backbone of transport for over 1500 years had to be rebuilt in order that Paris could become the modern hub of the 17th century.
It is clear that Nostradamus was interested in the future of the Bourbon kings but at the time of his writing and publishing his work such events lay in the future. The existence of the verses above together with others, all of which contain hidden patterns of foreknowledge, provides a strong base for believing Nostradamus did have the abilities he claimed. If so the search of many to discredit him reflects on their closed mindedness.
If, as I believe, the evidence does stand uthen it is surely far more fruitful to investigate the means by which such a thing is possible than to either declaim it without consideration or read into it things that are inconsistent with Nostradamus' method and intent.
Issued from the true branch of the fleur-de-lis,
Du vray rameau de fleur de lys iſſu
The anagrams that frame this verses story include feudal (eau de fl), knowledge (que de longu = qnouuledge), refuelled (fleur de l), array (ray ra), equating olden (ng antique - de lon), Mary (y ram), Isus Son (Son -iſſu), Isis (ys iſ), d'Angouleme (de longue ma), Ossius(iſſu So), ditherer(ier d'Hetr), rudely (ur de ly), enforce ( orence f), army war (u vra -y ram), unlodge (de longu), golden (de long), moral (l'armo)
Marriages and Issue
In 1541 Jeanne married William, Duke of Jülich-Berg-Ravensberg-Kleve-Mark, a marriage that was annulled in 1545, with no issue.
On 20 October 1548, she married Antoine de Bourbon and they had the following children:
Incantation of the Law and
Psalm 119 (118)
Much of what I find comes from such threads because until the correct reference place in history is found the important words in any verse often remain hidden to me. In the absence of certainty I am reliant on the consistency of these clues to lead me to the place where the enigmas can be resolved. It is for this reason that I only became rock-solid certain on June 6th 2010 as to how the above threads helped resolve the enigma of Centuries 6 Quatrain 100.
The Incantation of the Law mentioned in the verses header is a plain statement of the source of the incantation; it is a reference to the header for Psalm 119 which is called The Glories of God’s Law. In addition this psalm often rails against the authors critics.
I am never happy to draw conclusions unless they have support from within the verse or from those other verses with proven links. However my case in this instance is very strong since Psalm 119 (found as Psalm 118 in some versions of the Bible) is the longest in the Bible and it fits many of the other clues I have outlined in the previous sections.
But more than this there is the unique nature of the
psalm’s structure that ties it conclusively to C6 Q100. This link is
based on an anagram in the header. This anagram occurs only in this verse
and when rearranged it yields the word
(o contr ain).
This is a high order code and that fact alone would make it interesting and to find such clear links as I have now revealed provides compelling evidence that this is the meaning intended by Nostradamus. It is worth adding that the sequence containing notaricon states NOTARICON.POETS.ICROSTIC (OCONTRAIN.EPTOS CRITICOS) and that there is an anagram for contraction in the same line. The formation of the word Notaricon is founded in the way it contracts the lettering of a passage into a sequence with hidden meaning. The only anagram for contraction (cantio contr) to be found in Nostradamus’ Prophecies is in the header of this keystone verse.
On every level, visible or hidden, this new interpretation
satisfies the description given in Nostradamus’ text for this verse.
Notably, the same conclusion could now be drawn as to the relevance of
Psalm 119 without reference to my English anagrams but it is significant
that I could never have found these answers without their use.
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