SNIPPETS FROM HAYDN'S INDEX OF BIOGRAPHY
From Haydn's Universal Index of Biography;
Containing the Chief Events in the Lives of Eminent Persons of All Ages and Nations
Arranged chronologically, and carefully dates;
Edited by J. Bertrand Payne, MRI, FRSL, FRGS (London and Paris)
Member of the Society of Antiquaries of Normandy, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
13th Edition corrected to June 1868 by
Benjamin Vincent, Assistant Secretary and Keeper of the Library of the Royal Institution of Great Britain
FREEMASONRY page 320
"Writers on masonry, themselves masons, affirm that it has had a being "ever since symmetry began, and harmony displayed her charms." It is traced by some to the building of Solomon's temple; and it is said the architects from the African coast, Mahometans, brought it into Spain, about the 6th century. Its introduction into Britain has been fixed at 674; many of our Gothic cathedrals are attributed to freemasons. The Grand Lodge of York was founded 926. Freemasonry was interdicted in England, 1424. In 1717, the Grand Lodge of England was established; that of Ireland in 1730; and that of Scotland in 1736. Freemasons were excommunicated by the pope in 1738; again condemned, 30th Sept. 1865. The Freemasons' hall Great Queen-street, London, was built 1775, and rebuilt in 1866; the charity was instituted 1788."
ORIGINS OF LONDON page 445
"The fables of Geoffrey of Monmouth, with regard to the origin of London, are unworthy of the attention of the antiquary. That London was founded by Brute, a descendant of the Trojan, Aeneas, and called New Troy, or Troy-novant, until the time of Lud, who surrounded it with walls, and gave it the name of Caer Lud, or Lud's town, &c, may be considered as mere romance."
In A.D.61 it was known to the Romans as Lundinium, or Colonia Augusta.
It's name came from Llyn-Din, "the town on the lake."
As the capital of the Saxon kingdom of Essex it was known as Lunden-ceaster.
ANOTHER SARAH page 448
Horrible murder of Sarah Millson in Cannon-street (culprit undiscovered)11 April 1866.
CLERMONT (France) page 181
"Here was held the council under pope Urban II, in 1095, in which the first crusade against the infidels was determined upon, and Godfrey of Bouillon appointed to command it. In this council the name of pope was first given to the head of the Roman Catholic church, exclusively of the bishops who used previously to assume the title. Philip I of France was (a second time) excommunicated by this assembly."
CLAREMONT (Surrey, England) page 180
"The residence of the princess Charlotte (daughter of the prince-regent, afterwards George IV.), and the scene of her death, 6th Nov. 1817. The house was originally built by sir John Vanbrugh, and was the seat successively of the earl of Clare, afterwards duke of Newcastle, of lord Clive, lord Galloway, and the earl of Tyrconnel. It was purchased of Mr Ellis by government for 65,000l, for the prince and princess of Saxe-Coburg; and the former, the late king of Belgium, assigned it to prince Albert in 1840. The exiled royal family of France took up their residence at Claremont, 4 March 1848; and the king, Louis Philippe, died there, 29 Aug. 1850."
LONE STAR page 449
A secret society formed in 1848, in Alabama and other southern states.
The declared objects:
"extensions of the institutions, the power, the influence, and the commerce of the United States over the whole of the western hemisphere, and the islands of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans."
The orders first acquisitions were Cuba and the Sandwich Islands. Knowledge of this secret organisation was first reported in 1852.
MORGANATIC MARRIAGES page 493
Where the left hand is given rather than the right, between a man of superior rank to a female.. The female and her children do not inherit the rank or possessions of their husband and father but the children are considered legitimate. George I of England was married this way.
MORMONITES page 494
Joseph Smith announced in 1823 that whilst near Palmyra (Palm eye Ra get it), New York that he had a vision of the angel Moroni. (Palmyra is the name of the ancient Egyptian festival of the rebirth of Osiris Perth, home of old Ossie's rebuilt wedding tackle has a suburb called Palmyra. The mormons completed their 16th global temple in Perth during 2001).
In 1827, loftily degree-d freemason Joseph Smith declared that he had found the 'book of Mormon' . Funnily enough inscribed with Egyptian characters on plates of gold. Well that was the only language New Yorkers knew then, everybody knows that. Osiris is not only the god of the Mormons he is also the god of Freemasonry, come on lets be honest.
Writing on the book of Mormon Haydn's Universal Index of Biography says, "This book, there is good reason to believe, was written about 1812, by a clergyman named Solomon Spaulding, as a religious romance in imitation of the scriptural style. "Probably not on plates of gold, I venture and maybe just before his sudden demise. Be interesting to find out? yes. Will do.
NAME CHANGE page 500
In 687 pope Sergius proclaimed all new popes should change their names upon being exalted to the pontificate. Before this announcement his name was Swine-snout.