Jon Presco | 1 Apr 18:50 2006
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Asuel Castle

The CASTLE Of ASUEL 
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(new study)

Of all the noble families of L old Evêché of Basle, null, within the 
current limits of the Jura bernois, N played a role more significant 
than the barons D Asuel. It is included/understood since the 
majority of the historians of our country took the keenest interest 
in this famous family, and dealt with their antique keep. D 
elsewhere the still imposing ruins of the castle, which was 
inhabited during four centuries by the powerful lords D Asuel, wake 
up L attention and cause research of L archaeologist and any friend 
of the past. For this reason, to the continuation and L example of 
Sérasset, of Quiquerez, Trouillat or Vautrey, we dedicated a study 
special, serious, deepened with L history of the lords d'Asuel and 
their worthy manor.

A very particular interest inspired this study to us and supported 
in our research. C is that the lords D Asuel had, with the Chapter 
and L collegiate Church of St Ursanne, the most intimate 
reports/ratios. They were, indeed, the solicitors of this Church, 
and in turn they L defended or oppressed and even partly devalized. 
To study L history of this Church, C was to study at the same time 
that the tops and proud barons D Asuel. They N were not only its 
guards. Four D between them were, like provosts, with the head of 
this Church and its Chapter. Moreover, among the canons of St 
Ursanne, appear a certain number of barons D Asuel. We even find, 
which is easy to include/understand, in the college of the canons 
and until among the provosts of ministerial of the baronnie D Asuel 
(Coal). Such an amount of was intimate, as we L said, the 
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Jon Presco | 2 Apr 10:34 2006
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Rosenmund

Switzerland
Arms in Switzerland have always been freely assumed without official 
control, and the use of heraldry by burgher and farming families is 
probably more widespread in Switzerland than in any other country. 
Many cantonal or municipal archives maintain collections of the arms 
of local families, although a few that formerly did so have 
privatized these collections, placing them in the custody of local 
residents with an interest in heraldry, as a budgetary measure. Some 
of the cantons accept the addition into these collections of newly 
adopted arms or newly discovered arms used by families from the 
canton in the past. It must be emphasized that recording arms in 
these collections does not constitute official registration of the 
arms. The cantonal government does not thereby vouch for the 
validity of the arms or any genealogical evidence submitted with 
them, and recording the arms does not offer any legal protection 
against their misuse. Among the cantons whose websites state that 
they are accepting new arms for recording are Basel-Land, Lucerne, 
and Vaud (Basel-Land and Lucerne in German, Vaud in French). A 
number of the cantons have digitized their collections and placed 
them on-line.
Several private and quasi-private organizations in Switzerland will 
help applicants design new arms and assist them in preparing the 
necessary documentation to enter them with the appropriate cantonal 
and local archives. In addition, some of these organizations 
maintain arms registries of their own, including: 

http://www.heraldrysociety.us/ForeignRegistration/index.php?
page=register4&

http://www.baselland.ch/docs/archive/wappen_bemerkung.htm
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Jon Presco | 2 Apr 10:53 2006
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Guilds

http://www.buergergemeindebasel.ch/de/zuenfte/meister.php

http://www.gerbernzunft.ch/index.php?id=65
http://www.gerbernzunft.ch/index.php?id=67

 
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Jon Presco | 2 Apr 16:49 2006
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"Rose Mouth"

On April 17th. I will publish on the net the results of my 
genealogical quest to know "what is in a name?" Whether it is a 
small quest of no import, or, a large quest of great import, who 
shall be the judge? I have encountered huge obsticles. I have been 
slandered, bannished - and called insane! But, God knows....I have 
persevered!

Jon Presco

Knight of the Rose Mouth

"Dearest Daughter;

Late last night, on the net, I found a cup that a fraternity of men 
ceremoniously drink from. These men march in the streets of Zurich 
and Basel in fifteenth century costumes carrying flags and beating 
on drums. They came by this cup when of our Rosamond relatives in 
Europe died without a male heir. His wife gave it to the group of 
men who titled him their "Master". Upon this cup is engraved his 
name, that when translated by my computer, reads "Rose Mouth".

This morning I awoke, and whispered this name. I was filled with 
joy, for it was not a dream, a impossible dream.

I will present this cup to my male heir on his birthday, and show 
you the original spelling of my mother Rosemary's maiden name, and 
my sister Christine's, middle name. I will present to Tyler a new 
cote of arms I found for this name. I will bring the Knights of 
Saint-George and the Knights who served Saint Ursanne, with me. I 
have persevered.  The Just God has blessed my Quest to find 
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Jon Presco | 3 Apr 17:45 2006
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Rosenmund

Switzerland
Arms in Switzerland have always been freely assumed without official 
control, and the use of heraldry by burgher and farming families is 
probably more widespread in Switzerland than in any other country. 
Many cantonal or municipal archives maintain collections of the arms 
of local families, although a few that formerly did so have 
privatized these collections, placing them in the custody of local 
residents with an interest in heraldry, as a budgetary measure. Some 
of the cantons accept the addition into these collections of newly 
adopted arms or newly discovered arms used by families from the 
canton in the past. It must be emphasized that recording arms in 
these collections does not constitute official registration of the 
arms. The cantonal government does not thereby vouch for the 
validity of the arms or any genealogical evidence submitted with 
them, and recording the arms does not offer any legal protection 
against their misuse. Among the cantons whose websites state that 
they are accepting new arms for recording are Basel-Land, Lucerne, 
and Vaud (Basel-Land and Lucerne in German, Vaud in French). A 
number of the cantons have digitized their collections and placed 
them on-line.
Several private and quasi-private organizations in Switzerland will 
help applicants design new arms and assist them in preparing the 
necessary documentation to enter them with the appropriate cantonal 
and local archives. In addition, some of these organizations 
maintain arms registries of their own, including: 

http://www.heraldrysociety.us/ForeignRegistration/index.php?
page=register4&

http://www.baselland.ch/docs/archive/wappen_bemerkung.htm
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Jon Presco | 3 Apr 17:46 2006
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Guilds

Some 17km south of Basel, and 6km south of Augst, LIESTAL – capital 
of the half-canton Basel-Land – is a small, industrial town with a 
pretty, cobbled Old Town centred on Rathausgasse. It's along this 
street that Liestal's extraordinary and truly spectacular carnival 
celebrations take place. On the Sunday night after Mardi Gras, 
thousands turn out for the facing into the church, the highlight of 
the ground floor is the collection of sumptuous fifteenth-century 
tapestries (press the button to raise the protective blind shielding 
each one) – these vivid, wall-sized pieces were woven to decorate 
private houses and churches, specifically in Basel and Strasbourg, 
and are exceptionally rare, both for their artistic quality and 
their excellent condition. Their imagery frequently concentrates on 
woodsmen, fabulous animals and courtly lovers – only three of the 
sixteen pieces show religious imagery – and one of the best is no. 
235 (from 1490), the allegorical Garden of Love, showing two lovers 
playing cards inside a summer pavilion: the man has just slapped 
down a card with the words, "That last play of yours was a good 
one," while the woman nods in anticipatory triumph: "And it's won me 
the game!"

 parade, giant bonfires dragged through the medieval town on floats 
with onlookers brandishing flaming torches of pine branches above 
their heads in a dramatic, ancient spectacle. The tradition is a 
long-standing one, described as far back as the sixteenth century, 
but it's been dogged by controversy, at one time from the church, 
which regarded it (with some justification) as diabolic in origin, 
and in more recent times from the fire brigade which regards it 
(also with justification) as being dangerous to life and property. 
Despite the raging inferno dragged through Liestal's narrow streets 
each year, flames as high as the houses and people crammed shoulder 
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Jon Presco | 3 Apr 17:47 2006
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Boileau

Philip Boileau (1864-1917)

Philip Boileau was an artist/illustrator who painted beautiful women 
in the manner of Harrison Fisher. His "Boileau Girls" are generally 
regarded as appearing the most "dignified" of all other such early 
20th c illustrators. His works appear as postcards, magazine covers, 
book covers, art prints, and other miscellaneous items such as china 
and beer trays. Had he lived another 10-30 years, Boileau would have 
received more press, books would have been written about his work, 
his total artistic output would have significantly increased, and he 
would most likely have become just as much a household name today as 
Charles Dana Gibson, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, or Harrison 
Fisher. In 1981 a book titled "Philip Boileau - Painter of Fair 
Woman" was published and is now out-of-print and available only in 
the secondary book market.
What follows is an Exploring Early 20th c Prints column on Philip 
Boileau that we published in 2000...
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Philip Boileau...Painter of Fair Women

by Michael Ivankovich
© Michael Ivankovich, 2003
Many readers will probably recognize the term "Gibson Girls" 
reflecting the art and beauty created by Charles Dana Gibson. 
Unfortunately relatively few know that the beautiful and 
dignified "Boileau Girls" created by Philip Boileau were dubbed by 
some early 20th c. writers as the successors to the Gibson Girls. 
Perhaps because of better press, several books focusing upon his 
art, a longer career, and more surviving examples of his work, 
Charles Dana Gibson may have better name recognition than Philip 
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Jon Presco | 3 Apr 17:48 2006
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Gruyères

http://www.gruyeres.ch/commune/historique/histoire3.htm
http://www.gruyeres.ch/commune/historique/histoire3.htm

http://spaceformusic.com/switzerland/gruyeres.html
Gruyères was apparently founded in the year 400 by the Vandal king 
Gruerius. One evening he saw a crane (Lat. "grus") flying against 
the blood-red evening sky and took this as a sign from God that he 
should build his city there. Out of gratitude, Gruerius named the 
city after the bird and also adopted it as the heraldic symbol on 
the coat of arms.
http://www.juanalberto.ch/grufle.htm
http://www.chateau-gruyeres.ch/
http://www.chateau-gruyeres.ch/e/anim/anim.html
http://www.swisscastles.ch/Fribourg/gruyere.html
http://home.iprolink.ch/dpeck/castles-gruyeres.htm
http://www.corkscrew-balloon.com/balloon/99/oex/img/gruyeres.html
Gruyere (county, district)
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1 Origins, county and bailliage
Some dispersed vestiges date from the Paleolithic one; more objects 
and than one finds even in the zones of altitude go up at the age of 
Bronze. Habitats and cemeteries of the Roman time and high Age Means 
are preserved in a relatively significant number (for example temple 
of Riaz, vicus of Marsens, villa of Vuippens). In this area where 
the Romance language had been spread, German arrived of Simmental at 
the Average Age and asserted itself on Bellegarde and in Saanenland 
or Gessenay.
The probable ancestors of the counts of G appear under the name of 
counts d' Ogoz in the sign of Rougemont, of 1115, attesting the 
donations made with this priory clunisien, founded between 1073 and 
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Jon Presco | 3 Apr 19:39 2006
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Rosenmund Vorel

http://www.liestal.ch/de/portrait/fotoalbum/?
action=showgallery&galid=1230
http://www.liestal.ch/de/portrait/fotoalbum/?
action=showgallery&galid=1230
http://www.liestal.ch/de/portrait/fotoalbum/?
action=postcard&picid=13890&galid=1230
The bischoefliche rule (1305-1400) led to the fact that some cities 
accepted the bishop staff; like Basel, Delsberg and Laufen, also 
Olten led occasionally 3 staffs in the seal and/or than coat of arms 
the blue staff in silver. Reading valley led the red staff with the 
7 gotischen crabs at the Knauf and a red edge of sign in silver 
(white). The edge of sign is a coat of arms reduction (Brisure, 
pickling oaks) opposite the diocese coat of arms, in order to 
exclude each mistake. The coat of arms disk in the city hall reading 
valley from the year 1583 occupies the colors. Here points to the 
staff heraldisch left. Under the Basler rule (1400-1832) this coat 
of arms was used also for the office reading valley. After the 
separation both Basel leads the canton Basel country this coat of 
arms since 1834, however without the red edge of sign.

In order to avoid a mistake with the canton coat of arms, the local 
council of the city decided reading valley on 23 November 1921 to 
take over since 1407 the testified seal picture as future 
municipality coat of arms: Divided of silver with a red bishop staff 
with seven crabs (gotischen ornaments) and red, out-breaking from 
the sign division.

In the Stumpf chronicle of 1548 the crabs, the direction are missing 
curve resemble however the coat of arms disk for the office to 
reading valley. Wurstisens Basler chronicle of 1580 brings the coat 
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Jon Presco | 5 Apr 18:52 2006
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History of the Bishops of Basel

Vautrey, Mgr 
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History of the bishops of Basle 

Einsiedeln, New York, Cincinnati & St-Louis.
Charles & Nicolas Benziger Brothers, 1886.

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NOTES Of HISTORY 

"under the angle of the Prince-bishops OF BASLE, in a chronological 
order" 
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Volume I 
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p. 170 
The bishop of Basle was struck with the other members of the secret 
meeting of Pavie. Its
long episcopal career, marked per so many generous acts, accepted a 
souil- from it
lure which the history could not erase. Ortlieb, in the twenty-third 
year of
its episcopate, passed to the schism, being declared openly against 
the legitimate pope
Alexandre III. He had deserved well of the emperor and the antipape. 
Also accepted
it at once wages of its apostasy. Three days after the schismatic 
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