House of Vere

Vere
The revealing of Vere. The noblest subject in England and
indeed, as Englishmen loved to say, the noblest subject in Europe.
Sir Francis & Sir Horace Vere aroused the spirit of American colonization. 
 Vere ™ 2010©

How to breed with a Northman

Starry Vere
 

The Viking - Normans

House of Truth
Wrath of God is Truth and 'The Truth cometh'

Gladiators of the Truth, 17th seal of Syon
Roman: 17th Emperor 'Lucius Verus - Caesar
Fighting Vere's Earls of Oxford, Essex, Duke of Ireland,
Marquess of Dublin,
Duke of Ireland, Justice of Chester
Sheriff of London & Middlesex, Sheriff of Bucks, Viscount Bolebec 

High Sheriff of Berkshire.
Lord Great Chamberlain
Count of Guisnes, Comes de Guisney, The Grimme
Lord Lieutenant of Essex - 17th Earl of Oxford Edward de Vere
Prince of Danes, 17th Surety Magna Carta barons

Olympiads, Oxford Blues Royal Regiment 
Governors of Brill and Portsmouth
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Barons Vere
Knight of the Garter, Knights Templar
Secrets in Plain Sight
Forty Feet Below, Two Million Pounds Are Buried". 32,000,000 oz


From the de Vere family official records.

Starry Vere

"Vero, nihil verius"  Nothing truer than the TRUTH.


Starry Vere

Starry Vere

Aubrey Vere 1163 2nd Earl of Oxford and Lord Great Chamberlain o England

God vs Satan
Syon Abbey

625 526
illumino Bornholm

Templar's - Colne Hedingham

Hibernia

 

Myths, secret, legends and facts. Grail Templar descendants Houses of Truth
British, Danish, Irish, Roman, Viking, Norman line and descendants from Charlemagne lines and many Royal households

Aper, d'Ardres, Avar, Vár, Vĺr, Ver, Vor, Veras, Ver'us, Vear, Veare, Veer, Vere, Veere, Veri, Vero, Vir, Vier, Vire, Verres, Verre,
Vercingetorix, Vör'  Wear, Weir, Were, Fyer,  Revere, Spear, Speare,  Spere, Švear, Fear, Fere, Freyr, White, Sweeney, GuineHwyfar,
Severe, de Vere, De'vereaux D'evreux, Deveraux,
 
Severus, Vere-Beauclerk, Verus, Vervs, Vermandois, Hadrian, Aelius, Traianus

House of truth  - Vere verum veritati  - Official House of Vere family records from BC to 2014
Fathers of Europe Roman Colosseum -Verus
Key Vere dates: 80, 130. 735, 777, 800, 911, 1066, 1100, 1212, 1215, 1297,  1338, 1385, 1400, 1408, 1417, 1462,1499,
1526, 1482, 1516, 1540, 1562, 1550, 1575, 1593, 1604, 1607, 1625, 1627, 1632,1679, 1688, 1703, 1770, 2001

Vere is derived from a Latin influence and Verus family of the Roman Empire.
Verus is of 'Truth or be True'. 'To be Vere' is 'to be Truly from the house of Truth'. In Old Norsk Vere becomes the same as it is in Roman Latin 'Verus is Vere' thus  'True is Truth'!  In Danish Ĺ Vere Norse - Danish is  'to be Norwegian or Danish'. Latin 'veere verus vere'  is to 'Vere really true'. Vero means truth.  'Vere north'' means 'True North''.

The Vere family motto is  'Vero nil Verius' which means Nothing Truer Than Truth.

And again in Old Norse Geiravör 'Spear-Vör', God Spear or lightning bolt of Odin a 'Skaka Geiravör' a 'Spear of destiny', Shake-Spear god.  Spear-shaker nick name of the 17th Earl of Oxford Edward de Vere.

Abri Vere, Horace Vere and Edward Vere 17th Earl of Oxford all used the Truth effectively.

By adopting a probable option, set aside some historical imaginations from spending far too much time staring at the truth, we should move on to these 'very real Viking noble savages who can bring such dreadful judgments upon the earth'.

In the Viking timeline these Fighting Vere's were originally Viking Norsk Danes from both
 "Vire on the Cotentin Peninsular of Normandy" and from the 'Norse Royal Courts' also known as 'The place of proclamations of Kings' doing the 'Germanic Thing' at "Vear Vestfold in Norway". 

Noting that some publications from the 18-1900s vary and suggest that the Vere's came from Ver and/or Vier near Bayeux, which goes to support the Charlemagne lineage and then there are earlier publications clearly saying the Vere's came from Vir (Vire). It is fairly likely that these places names acquired their variant names from the mobility and increasing number of the Vere's. Either way or all of the above the Vere's certainly imported Norman ways to England with William the Conqueror.

Prior to the Viking age 'Veri' [blood] history becomes interestingly seducing, excitingly romantic and  full of monumental European, Roman & Herculean mythological stories,  & tails which resonate with all  free European peoples everywhere.

Those Vere's with the Duke of Normandy in 936 A.D and when there was a considerable migration of the original Celtic inhabitants converted the whole coast line of northern Europe resulted with various tenuous Raider settlements. In Northern France these encampments ended up most thoroughly totally settled with "Nortmanni
men of the North-Vikins" who arrived in two waves 790–930 and 980–1030 and they stayed, these settlers became French speaking Vikings known as Normans.

William Longsword is said to have admitted a fresh Danish colony into his newly acquired province of Coutances and when Harald Blaatand, the Danish king, settling the affairs of the Duchy and acting as a  faithful friend to the young Duke, returned to his northern realm, many of his followers remained behind in the Cotentin and the Vears were amongst them.

It was not long before these Danish settlers had to defend their homes against a devastating invasions.  In 996 A.D. King Ethelred of England sent an army to burn and destroy Normandy, which landed and was depleted. Not too soon after, comes the King of the Raiders of  Danish and Slavic descent. King Cnut invades Wessex in England with a  Danish army of 10,000 in 200 longships,  guaranteed to a terrify any prospect at anytime. In his time he is acclaimed "the most effective king in Anglo-Saxon history", Cnut the Great as King of England, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Known as a Prince of Denmark, Cnut won the throne of England in 1016 in the wake of centuries of Viking activity in northwestern Europe

His accession to the Danish throne in 1018 brought the crowns of England and Denmark together under Danelaw. Cnut maintained his power by uniting Danes and Englishmen under cultural bonds of wealth and custom, rather than by sheer blood brutality. After a decade of conflict with opponents in Scandinavia, Cnut claimed the crown of Norway in Trondheim in 1028 and the Swedish city Sigtuna all held by King Cnut.

Amongst all these troubles 'William the Bastard' also in a long struggle in securing and establishing power over Normandy, he arises, William calls for an invasion force and starts the Norman conquest of England in 1066. 'Albri Comes' de Ver is with King William the conquer.

Leland gives an account of the superior ascent of the Vere's from Milo, Duke of  Manor of Gavray. They are Aungiers, brother-in-law of many deeds, noted in the Trans-Charlemagne. Collins repeats the actions of the Society of Leland. Percival Golding of Normandy, to which (Harl.MSS., 4189) supplies these lighting bolts and Horsemen of God the de Vere's are parties.

There is a letter which shows the pedigree, dated 1271, from William descent of the Vere's from Serug, de Vire to Odon, Bishop of Bayeux, the great-grandfather of Abraham, confirming a grant; also the sale. Some later genealogists have suggested of the manor of St. Sauveur in that the Vere's may have come from Veere [Vere (English)], Zeeland Walcheren island [also see Viking Zeeland] in 1301  however, most unlikely as the port was built in 1355  by Benoulf de Ver, then again there is the historical question over what exact area Verus of Germania came from.

The family of Vere, Earls of Oxford, was one of the most distinctly ancient and noble lines of all in England. Dating from A.D. 1137 in England, the earldom continued in an un-broken succession of twenty earls until 1703, making for a period of nearly six hundred years and today the bloodline continues.

Vrai Saint-Sang chevaliers de Sangreal de l'apocalypse.

House of Truth. The De Vere's inter-married with Bigods, Canteloupes, St Clares, De Quinceys, Uffords, Mortimers, Scropes, Howards, Nevilles, Courtenays and all the most historical families of the country.  They succeeded to five baronies of Bolebec, 2 Sanford, 3 Badlesmere, Scales and Plaiz and they were hereditary Grand Chamberlains of England.

These formidable Danish & Bornholm Burgunderland settlers were ruled over by Neal de St. Sauveur, whose castle was a few miles south of Valognes, and who was Viscount of Coutances. His knights were the ancestors of many of our English nobles. The two rivers Soulles and Syenne flow through the most beautiful valleys of the Cotentin, and fall into the Havre de Regneville, opposite the Island of Jersey. Courcy and the old city of Coutances are on the Soulles.

The Syenne rises near the village of Percy, and flows northward by the Abbey of Hamlye, through the forest of Gavray, and by the village and castle of Ver, to the Regneville estuary. All this is now a country of rich meads and hills and valleys, of orchards and small fields of pasture and buckwheat, with well timbered hedgerows and glorious views of distant wooded hills. At the ruined Abbey of Hamlye, a picturesque old stone bridge crosses the Syenne, with orchards on either bank, and cliffs rising abruptly from the valley, and crowned with oak woods.

From this lovely district came the Percys and Paganells, the De Courcys and De Vere's. The
castle of the Paganells was on the wooded crest over hanging the rich vale of the Syenne, and the stately Abbey of Hamlye was built by them near the river bank. Lower down the valley was the castle and manor of Vire, Château de Vire held of the superior manor of Gavray, the early Norman home of the Vere's.

The de Vere's are Magna Carta barons, co- authors Petitions 1628 and bills of rights 1688/89.
 

Hedingham Castle de VERE


Hedingham Castle de VERE


 



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Norse Royal Courts' or 'The place of proclamations of Kings' at "Vear, Vestfold
 

Did you know? Australia's name
is derived from ''Australis' southern,
Merovingian Kingdom" & Austrasia is 'northern Merovingian Kingdom'.

 

Austrasia is an area of the northeastern section of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising parts of the territory of present-day France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Celts and Anglo Saxon peoples.

Chateau de Vire
deVere treasue

Sir Francis Vere brother to Horace Vere and  Cousin to 17th Earl of Oxford

Lord Horace Vere brother to Sir Francis Vere and Cousin to 17th Earl of Oxford
 

 

 Baron Lord Horace Vere

Watertloo - Charles Vere
Sir Charles Vere 1779 - 1843
Charles Vere Townshend

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Robert De Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford

               Robert Vere  Duke of Ireland
          Marquess of Dublin  -
9th Earl of Oxford

The English Vere's

"The noblest subject in England, and indeed, as Englishmen loved to say, the noblest subject in Europe, was Aubrey de Vere, twentieth and last of the old Earls of Oxford. He derived his title through an uninterrupted male descent, from a time when the families of Howard and Seymour were still obscure, when the Nevills and Percies enjoyed only a provincial celebrity, and when even the great name of Plantagenet had not yet been heard in England. One chief of the house of De Vere had held high command at Hastings; another had marched, with Godfrey and Tancred, over heaps of slaughtered Moslem, to the sepulchre of Christ. The first Earl of Oxford had been minister of Henry Beauclerc. The third Earl had been conspicuous among the Lords who extorted the Great Charter from John. The seventh Earl had fought bravely at Cressy and Poictiers. The thirteenth Earl had, through many vicissitudes of fortune, been the chief of the party of the Red Rose, and had led the van on the decisive day of Bosworth. The seventeenth Earl had shone at the court of Elizabeth, and had won for himself an honourable place among the early masters of English poetry. The nineteenth Earl had fallen in arms for the Protestant religion, and for the liberties of Europe, under the walls of Maestricht. His son, Aubrey, in whom closed the longest and most illustrious line of nobles that England has seen, a man of loose morals, but of inoffensive temper, and of courtly manners, was Lord Lieutenant of Essex and Colonel of the Blues."


 

Magna Carta 
Surety: Baron Robert de Vere

 

Hedingham Castle Essex


Royal Palace Whitehall where Oxford married Anne Cecil


 

Time Team: Earl Is Essex Oxford de VERE
Time Team Earl Is Essex

London Hackney King's House


Kensington

de VERE trading house

 


 
Vere's of Middlesex, London, The Docks and Essex.

 Middlesex, London & The Docks
Vere family seat is in Essex which includes Earls Colne and surrounding areas, Castle Hedingham, Creeping Hall, Market Hill Coggeshall, The Abbey of Coggeshall, Constantynes, Kirby Hall - Halstead. And a part of the Oxfords titles includes Middelsex.


Today in 2014 the Vere family number in the thousands and live not only right across England but right around the world. Vere's are  strong in number in Middlesex, Chesham - The manor of Kensington, Earls Court, Abingdon St Mary's Church, London, Hackney, Poplar, Stepney, Bethnal Green all the Tower Hamlet districts, and links to especially the Blackwall docks on the Isle of Dogs and Blackwell Hall in the City of London  (also known as Bakewell Hall) .

Vere primary and secondary lines currently live in Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, South Africa, South America, Middle East and many other places.

Manor of Poplar. Site of Poplar manor.
Sir John de Pulteney, an eminent citizen of London, who had been four times Lord Mayor, and was founder of Pulteney college, died in the year 1349, seized of the manor of Poplar (now Poplar) in this parish, leaving William his son and heir. In the year 1396, the reversion of this manor, after the death of Margaret, wife of Sir John Devereux, was granted by William de Wickham, Bishop of Winchester, Sir Aubrey de Vere, and others, to the Abbey of St. Mary de Graces, near the Tower of London. After the dissolution of monasteries, it continued in the crown many years. It was among the manors settled on Charles the First, when Prince of Wales. The subsequent history of this manor is the same as that of Bromley St. Leonards. The site of the manor was aliened from the crown at an earlier period than the manor itself, and passed through different hands. In 1558, it was conveyed by Bridget Gardeyne to Sir Francis Jopson; in 1583, by John Hampton to Thomas Fanshaw; by the latter, in 1588, to Edward Elliot. In 1620, it was the property of John Wyllyams, who obtained a fresh grant of it that year; in 1637, he sold it to Robert Hooker. A fee-farm rent of 105l. 11s. 11˝d., issuing out of the manor of Poplar and others, was granted to James Duke of Lenox, anno 1627.


 

 

 

Fighting Veres
Lives of Sir
Francis Vere, General of the Queen's Forces in the Low Countries, Governor of the Brill
and Portsmouth, and of Sir
Horace Vere, General of the English Forces in the Low Countries, Governor of the Brill, Master-General"

Dogs of War
Robert, Sir's Francis & Lord Horace Vere
Vere War cry -  'Sinners, prepare the Truth cometh'.

"The proclamation of Queen Elizabeth in 1585 was the forerunner of the Declaration of American Independence.

The lives of Sir Francis & Horace Vere include events which aroused the spirit of American colonization".

Vere's saves Netherlands
Vere English aid Freeing of the Netherlands (1585-1604)

Sir Francis Vere brother to Hoace Vere and  Cousin to 17th Earl of Oxford


Contemporary drawing of a tournament in the Tiltyard of Whitehall Palace during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, where Edward
de Vere was champion of the “solemn joust at the tilt, tournay and barriers” on both occasions when he participated, in May 1571 and January 1581.

Sir Francis Vere (1560-1609) & his younger brother Horace (1565-1635) are buried in the chapel of St John the Evangelist in Westminster Abbey. Francis has a large monument of alabaster and black marble showing him lying on a carved rush mattress in civilian dress under a slab on which is laid out his suit of armour. The slab is supported on the shoulders of four life-sized knights in armour who kneel at each corner. The monument seems to have been inspired by that of Count Engelbert II of Nassau-Dillenburg in the church at Breda. The Latin inscription can be translated:

To Francis Vere, Knight, son of Geoffrey and nephew of John earl of Oxford, governor of Brill and Portsmouth, chief leader of the English forces in Belgium, died 28 August 1609, in the 54th year of his age. Elizabeth, his wife, in great sadness and sobbing with tears, placed this supreme monument to conjugal faith and love.

His age, according to the inscription, is not the same as given in books. Geoffrey (a brother of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford) had four sons, John, Francis, Robert and Horace, by Elizabeth Hardkyn of Essex. Francis was one of the greatest soldiers serving under Elizabeth I and distinguished himself at the Battle of Nieuport (1600) and during the defence of Ostend against the Spanish. By his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Dent of London, he had several children but all died in his lifetime.

Horace was created Baron Vere of Tilbury for his excellent military services to the country. He married in 1607 Mary, daughter of Sir William Tracy, and had five daughters but no official male heir so the title became extinct. Horace has no memorial of his own but is buried with his brother in Westminster Abbey.
 

Battle of Nieuwpoort - Francis Vere 2 July 1600

 

The Battle of Nieuwpoort, between a Dutch army under Maurice of Nassau and Francis Vere and a Spanish army under Albert of Austria, took place on 2 July 1600 near the present-day Belgian city Nieuwpoort.

Battle
The Dutch first line of infantry was placed in a strong defensive position, on top of a stretch of dunes, with guns covering both flanks with enfilade fire. Maurice had posted his best regiments there, under the command of the experienced Francis Vere, who ruled out sending any advance party, awaiting for the Spanish army to arrive.

The Spanish sent a screen of 500 harquebusiers to cover their advance; but soon the two unruly mutineer regiments in the vanguard started the attack with a rash charge up the hill. They were repulsed in disorder, while the light cavalry, counter-charged by the Dutch cuirassiers, were routed. It was then time for the second line of the Spanish infantry to advance. The Sapena and Ávila Tercios in the Dutch right made quick progress against the Frisian regiment, and Maurice sent his entire second line to protect that sector, stabilizing the front.

Maurice then sent his entire cavalry against the Spanish flank, except for the small body of cavalry in the second line that he kept in reserve behind the infantry. The Dutch cuirassiers easily routed the lighter Spanish cavalry, and the mutineer cornets, that had just rallied, fled the battlefield never to return. However, the Dutch were checked by the Spanish third line of infantry, supported by some guns, and retreated with heavy losses.

Meanwhile on the Dutch left, the English regiments faced the veteran tercios of Monroy and Villar; the elite of the Spanish infantry. The English, well drilled in Maurice's new tactics, kept a rolling fire on the Spaniards and advanced up the slope at a steady pace, covered by a screen of skirmisher harquebusiers. The fight was even for a time, until it came to the push of pike, the Spaniards finally dislodging the English from the top of the hill.

  Francis Vere
 Francis Vere seeing the risk, asked for reinforcements, but they did not arrive in time and the English were finally routed.

However, the Spaniards, exhausted after a day of fighting and marching on difficult terrain, pressed their advantage very slowly. Even more dangerously, they were disordered, with musket and pike units mixed. Maurice sent his reserve cavalry against them, only 3 cornets strong. Their well-timed charge was unexpectedly very successful. The Spaniards were thrown into confusion and started a slow retreat.

Vere, who had been able to rally some English companies behind a battery, joined the fight, and he was reinforced by the regiments in the third line that had finally arrived. The Spaniards, heavily assailed, retreated in disorder.

On the Dutch right, the Archduke had committed his third line into the assault. Maurice saw his chance and asked his tired cavalry for one last effort. Under the command of his cousin Louis, another charge was delivered and the Spanish cavalry was finally driven from the field. The Spanish infantry, already engaged at the front, was this time unable to repulse the attack on their flank and started to give ground. After a while, the front crumbled and, one after another, all units were running in confusion, leaving behind their guns. The survivors scattered in all directions, but the inactivity of the Dutch garrison in Ostend allowed the Spanish army to avoid total destruction.

Spanish losses were high; about 2,500 casualties, including many officers. The artillery train was also lost. Most of the casualties were suffered by the elite units of the second line, veteran soldiers who were very hard to replace.
Dutch losses were also high. With the casualties at Leffinghen included, they amounted to around 2,000. Again, it was the best regiments, Scottish and English veterans, who suffered most.

 

Siege of Breda (1624-1625)
 

The Siege of Breda of 1624–25 occurred during the Eighty Years’ War. The siege resulted in Breda, a Dutch fortified city, falling into the control of the Army of Flanders.

Following the orders of Ambrogio Spinola, the army of Philip IV's army laid siege to Breda in August 1624. The segue was contrary to the wishes of Philip IV.

 
The city was heavily fortified and defended by a garrison of 7,000 men. Spinola rapidly blocked its defences and prevented a Dutch relief army under the leadership of Maurice of Nassau from blocking access to his supplies. In February 1625, a second relief force, consisting of 7,000 Englishmen under the leadership of Horace Vere and Ernst von Mansfeld, was also driven off by Spinola.

After a costly eleven-month siege Justin of Nassau surrendered Breda in June 1625. Only 3,500 Dutchmen and fewer than 600 Englishmen had survived the segue.

The Siege of Breda is considered Spinola's greatest success and one of Spain's last major victories in the Eighty Years' War. The siege part of a plan to isolate the Republic from its hinterland. Although political infighting hindered Spinola's freedom of movement, Spain's efforts in the Netherlands continued thereafter.

The siege of 1624 captured the attention of European princes and, for an interval, Spanish armies regained the formidable reputation they had held in the past centuries. The 1629 capture of a Spanish treasure fleet by Piet Heyn lead to the capture the fortress city of 's-Hertogenbosch Stadtholder Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange breaking the land blockade. 1637, after a four-month siege, Breda was recaptured by Frederick Henry. In 1648 the Treaty of Westphalia ceded the it to the Dutch Republic.

  History
There were several motives for the siege of Breda. Because the Dutch regularly used the town as a base for raiding Spanish Brabant, the parts of Brabant under royal rule would be better protected if the city were conquered. In addition, neighboring towns occupied by the States, such as Bergen op Zoom, would be easier to conquer with a foothold in Breda.

The reduced prestige of the Spanish army was an important reason. In 1590, Breda was captured from the Spanish using the stratagem with the peat boat. The Spanish army, consisting of Spaniards and Italians, did not behave heroically during this event.

Despite their numerical superiority, they fled ignominiously after the surprise by the opposing soldiers. The conquest of a well-defended city like Breda could erase this disgrace. In addition, Spinola personally felt that the failure of the Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom (1622) was a blot on his reputation.

Furthermore, Spain wanted to have a strong position in potential peace negotiations. The conquest of Breda would enable Spain to put forward stronger demands concerning religious freedom for Catholics in the Republic and lifting the blockade of the Scheldt.
 


Engraving of the Siege of Breda

 

Francis Vere capture of Cadiz
 
 
The Capture of Cadiz in 1596 was an event during the Anglo-Spanish War, when English and Dutch troops under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and a large Anglo-Dutch fleet under Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, with support from the Dutch United Provinces, raided the Spanish city of Cádiz.
On the next day, 3 July, the city's civil and ecclesiastical authorities made a pact with the English troops allowing the citizens of Cádiz to leave in exchange for a ransom of 120,000 ducats and the freedom of 51 English prisoners captured in past campaigns. The gaditanos (citizens of Cádiz) left the city for Point Zuazo with nothing more than they could carry. In guarantee of payment of the agreed-on ransom, various prominent citizens of the city were kept as hostages, including the president of the Casa de Contratación, the mayor, council members, and religious figures.

The Earl of Essex, Francis, Vere, and the Dutch commanders demonstrated support for keeping the city in Anglo-Dutch hands, provisioning and garrisoning it for use as a base of operations. This seems to have been contrary to the wishes of Admiral Howard and the rest of the English officials, who considered it to be a hazardous enterprise and against the orders of the English Queen, frustrating plans for occupying the city. On 14 July, the English burned Cádiz and the next day they left the bay, taking the hostages with them since the Spanish authorities had not been able to pay the ransom.

Siege of Ostend  Sept. 1604
 

The Siege of Ostend was a three-year siege of the city of Ostend (in present-day Belgium) during the Eighty Years' War and one of the longest sieges in history.


Siege of Ostend by Pieter Snayers

  
It is remembered as the bloodiest battle of the war, and culminated in a Spanish victory. It is said "the Spanish assailed the unassailable; the Dutch defended the indefensible."

General Sir Francis Vere led a 3,000-men strong English army in support of the Dutch, and was appointed Governor of Ostende by Maurice of Nassau in 1601.

After a skillful defence of the city against a Spanish all-out assault, the English commander left Ostende in March 1602, but the remaining English troops continued to fight for the Dutch until the end.

The siege was described as a "long carnival of death", in 1603, General Spinola assumed command of the Spanish forces. Under his able leadership, the Spanish tore Ostend's outer defenses from the exhausted Dutch and put what remained of the city under the muzzles of their guns, compelling the Dutch to surrender.

  The cost of the victory was enormous: 35,000 men in the blasted trenches and dugouts surrounding the ruined city.

In the next two years, Spinola captured Oldenzaal, Lochem, Lingen, Rijnberk and Groenlo, causing great anxiety within the United Provinces.

The devastation suffered at Ostend led to the first serious discussions for peace, which gathered momentum with the Spanish gains that followed, but the negotiations produced a Twelve-Year Truce instead (1609-1621) between Spain and the United Provinces.
 

Among the Dutch dead include the father of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, ancestor of the prominent American political family - the van Rensselaer family of New York.

 


Siege of Ostend (1601-1604)
Images of siege craft
Note: the physical sizes of these devices

Warcraft -tMonster devices Fighting Vere's


Siege of Ostend (1601-1604) by Spanish troops

 

Irish de Vere's

Duke of Ireland

Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland, Marquess of Dublin, and 9th Earl of Oxford KG
(16 January 1362 – 22 November 1392) was a favourite and court companion of King Richard II of England.

Robert de Vere was the only son of Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford and Maud de Ufford. He succeeded his father as 9th Earl in 1371, and was created Marquess of Dublin in 1385. The next year he was created Duke of Ireland. He was thus the first marquess, and only the second non-princely duke (after Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster in 1337), in England. King Richard's close friendship to de Vere was disagreeable to the political establishment. This displeasure was exacerbated by the earl's elevation to the new title of Duke of Ireland in 1386.[2] His relationship with King Richard was very close and rumored by Thomas Walsingham to be homosexual.

Robert, Duke of Ireland, was married to Philippa de Coucy, the King's first cousin (her mother had been the sister of the King's father, Edward, the Black Prince), and also had an affair with Agnes de Launcekrona, a Czech lady-in-waiting of Richard's Queen, Anne of Bohemia. In 1387, the couple were separated and eventually divorced; Ireland took Launcekrona as his second wife.

Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, was defeated, settled the matter of ascendancy. In the Merciless Parliament of 1388 five lords accused the king’s friends of treason under an expansive definition of the crime

Washington Post Dec 19, 1904
The name of de Vere occupies so much of the attention of the American public
in connection with the amazing frauds of Mrs. Chadwick that it may be as well to mention that there is no relation whatsoever between her and old Sir Stephen de Vere, who has just died in Ireland at Foynes Island, his place in County Limerick, at the age of nearly ninety-four. Sir Stephen, an elder brother of the Irish poet Aubrey de Vere, was for near half a century one of the most prominent figures in Irish life and politics, and it is the experience which he acquired on a voyage to this country in connection with the Irish famine of 1847 that caused him to start the agitation which resulted in effective legislation against those sinister engines of destruction, the so-called "coffin-ships." Sir Stephen and his brother, the late Aubrey de Vere were such courtly old fellows and personified to so great a degree everything that was patrician, thatit is somewhat a shock to learn that the so aristocratic name of de Vere came to them by adoption rather than by direct inheritance.

The family was founded by one of Cromwell's soldiers in Ireland of the name of Hunt, who married Jane de Vere, granddaughter of the Earl of Oxford, and a member of the noble English House of de Vere, long since extinct (by unclaimed), of which Lord Oxford was the chief. It was one of the descendants of this Cromwellian soldier and of Jane de Vere, who, on marrying the sister of the first Lord Limerick, dropped the name of Hunt and re assumed that of his de Vere ancestress, being subsequently created a baronet, and it is his grandson, the fourth baronet, who has just died, without issue, the baronetcy becoming extinct, the estates passing, however, to his grandnephew, Aubrey O'Brien, who will probably now in turn reassume the name of de Vere.
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This family were descended from Vere Hunt, a Cromwellian soldier who was granted land in county Limerick and at Glangoole, county Tipperary in the mid 17th century. John Hunt of Glangoul purchased 177 acres in the barony of Kenry, county Limerick in 1703. In 1784 a descendant also named Vere Hunt was created a baronet. The 1st Baronet married Elinor Pery, sister of the 1st Earl of Limerick. Their son Sir Aubrey re-assumed in 1832 the surname of De Vere only.

He wrote poems, developed the estate and married Mary Rice of Mount Trenchard, county Limerick. They had five sons, none of whom left male heirs so Currah Chase passed to the descendants of their daughter Elinor who married Robert O'Brien. Robert Stephen Vere O'Brien the O'Brien's grandson succeeded to Currah Chase in 1898 and reassumed the name De Vere in 1899

In the 1870s the De Vere estate was comprised of over 4,000 acres in county Limerick. In the mid 19th century the De Vere estate was mainly in the parishes of Kilcornan and Adare, barony of Kenry and Kilmeedy, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick and in the parishes of Kilcooly and Fennor, barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary.

The agent in the early 1840s was Stephen Edward De Vere. The Hollypark demesne was advertised for sale in December 1854, Catherine Taylor, widow, was the petitioner. The county Tipperary property, comprised of over 6,000 acres and including coal mines at Glangoole, was advertised for sale in June 1855. This sale rental is annotated with the names of some of the purchasers.

Hunt (Limerick & Tipperary) - Burke's ''Landed Gentry of Ireland'' (1904) states that Henry Hunt obtained Friarstown, county Limerick, from Henry Ingoldsby of Cartown [Carton, county Kildare] in April 1730. His third son, another Henry Hunt, lived at Clorane, Kildimo, county Limerick. From his eldest son, Vere, descend the Hunts of Friarstown. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record Vere Hunt holding Friarstown North on a lease renewable for ever from the Reverend Richard Maunsell of Drehidtrasna, Adare. In the 1870s John T.U. Hunt of Friarstown owned 730 acres in county Limerick. Junior branches of the Hunt family of Friarstown, county Limerick, descend from the Reverend John Hunt of High Park, county Tipperary and Thomas Hunt who married Dorothea Bloomfield of Redwood, county Tipperary in 1798. John and Thomas were younger sons of Vere Hunt of Friarstown. De Vere Hunt held at least 8 townlands in the parish of Toem at the time of Griffith's Valuation, while George and Robert Hunt also had estates in this parish. In November 1852 the estate of the trustees of the settlement of Vere Dawson White at Cappagh was advertised for sale in 7 lots. It included the dwelling house and demesne of Cappagh, John Dwyer tenant. In May 1868 the estate of Robert Langley Hunt at Prospect and Kyle, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary was advertised for sale and in June 1883 his estate at Kyle was for sale again but there were no bids. Kyle was held on a fee farm grant of 1850 from Wray Palliser to Mathew Richard Millet. In the 1870s Vere Hunt of High Park owned 755 acres in county Tipperary. At the same time the representatives of Robert L. Hunt of Cooleney owned 655 acres, the representatives of George Hunt of Currahbridge owned 2,790 acres and F. Robert Hunt of Julian's Hall, Monkstown, owned 2,245 acres all in county Tipperary. The estate of Matthew de Vere Hunt at Huntsgrove, Gortnagowna, 257 acres in the barony of Upper Ormond, was advertised for sale in February 1871. He died in New Zealand. Parts of the estate of John Hunt at Shanballyduff, county Tipperary, were sold in the Landed Estates in November 1860. They were purchased by James Armstrong, in trust and by a Mr. Mason.

Cromwell soldier:   John de Vere, Lieutenant R F A, born March 19, 1877.  2nd daughter, Eliza Rebecca died February 14, 1865.
3rd daughter, Ida Jane.

 


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  • The Teutonic, Frank & Germanic Vere's

     

     

    Vere Secrets, Myths, legends  & the Grail Templars

    Bishop of Hereford (Robin_Hood)

     


    Robin Hood de Vere
    Robin Hoods mother was Roisia de Vere.

    Milo de Ver:  Duke of Aungiers and Duke Leader of Great King Charles house.
    Repetit genus á Noe. Deinde á Tideo Greaco. Insuper á Vero nobilis
     Romano Postremo á Milone cmite de Genny, alias Gisney.
     

    Translation

    Claim descent from Noah. Next, from the Greeks 
    Then, the true nobility of the Romans.
    And subsequently, to Milo, Count Ghisnes.


    Roman  Nerva–Antonine dynasty

     


    Charlemagne made sure that all Churches & monastery's imposed his  image upon all images,  windows & Crosses.

    Embellished
     Great reputation from this Ancient Immortal flock of true Nobles. Noah, Greeks at Troy to Milo of Genny! alias Gisney'. Subsequently mentioned in celebrity' by the Roman' nobles  See Ancient Greek history

    Ancient books of genealogies say these Earls of Oxford, Genesis is from the true Noble issue from Noah,
    and
    from Greeks then and likewise from the true nobles from Rome.

    Deus, Thur, Donar is the Teutonic equivalent, while the Romans see in him as god Jupiter 
    (Jove Jupiter Optimus Maximus (Jupiter Best and Greatest) ) and Ancient Greek lines as Zeus. 
    Thursday is named after him : THORS-Deus (day) [Deus God Day]

     

     

    Milo de Ver:  Duke of Aungiers , Duke Leader of Great King Charles house, 735 -795AD
    Duke of Angiers, Count of Anjou, Commander of Charlemagne's army
    Milo de Ver married Bertbelle, sister of Great King Charles Charlemagne  Said birthplace: Angers, Maine-Et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France in the distinct where th
    e castle seat of the Plantagenęt dynasty arose.

    Charlemagne is the ancestor of every existing European ruling or former ruling house or dynasty.
    Charlemagne 2 April 742/747/748 – 28 January 814), also known as Charles the Great (German: Karl der Große; Latin: Carolus or Karolus Magnus) or Charles I, was the King of the Franks  from 768, the King of Italy from 774, and from 800 the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. The expanded Frankish state he founded is called the Carolingian Empire
    1. Milo, Duke of Angiers & Bertbelle, sister of Great Charles  
    2. Rouland [Rolo] de Ver "Earl of  Maunce and Bleuys"
       
    Baldwine de Ver: became "Duke of Maunce"
        Milo de Ver, Erle of Genney & Avelina of Nauntes
    3. Nicasius de Ver, Erle of Genney & Agathe of Champain
    4. Otho de Ver, Erle of Genney & Constance of Charters
    5. Amelius de Ver, Erle of Genney & Helena of Bloys
    6. Gallus de Ver, Erle of Genney & Gertbrudis of Claremont
    7. Manasses de Ver, Erle of Genney & Petronilla of Boleine
    8. Alphonsus [Albery 1 ]de Ver, Erle of Genney & Katarina of Flaunders
    9. Albery 2 de Ver, Erle of Genney & Beatrice, sister to King William Conquerer
     

     Rouland de Ver (son of Milo and Bertbelle): Held the titles of the "Earl of  Palatine", "Earl of  Maunce and Bleuys" however, he was killed by warring Pagans at Rumcidevale .
     Baldwine de Ver: became "Duke of Maunce" after his brother Rouland's death.
     Milo deVer (ii) (son of Milo [i]) Held title of the "Earl of Genney or Gisney or Ghisnes", he married Avelina the daughter to the "Earl of Nauntes" and they had two sons, Nicasius and Milo(iii).
     Nicasius de Ver : married Agatbe daughter to the "Earl of Champaign" and gave issue to Otbo "de Vere" who later became the "Earl of Genney".
     Otbo de Vere: married Constance daughter to the "Lord of the Charters" and gave issue to Amelius de Ver
    Amelius de Ver: Earl of Genny married Helena daughter of Earl Bloys
    Gallus de Ver: Earl of Genny married Gerbrudis daughter to the Lord Cleremont.
    (Gallus - Guillaume went with Aubri and the King to England).
    Mansses de Ver: Earl of Genny married Petronilla daughter of the Earl of Boleine.
    Alphonsus 1 de Vere: Earl of Genney, Count of Ghesnes (Genny, alias Gisney) married Katarine daughter to Arnalde Earl of Flaunders. And was a "Councilor to Edward the Confessor".
    1000+ Albury 2 de Ver: Earl of Genney wed - Beatrice Sister to King William the Conqueror. Alberic went  with the  King to England.  He used the motto,"Albri Comes" which meanings "Albery of truth cometh", de -of ; Ver- true. Albery is also Aubri, Albury, Alberic (in Latin); Alphonsus (in Greek). He built "Hedingham Castle".

    In England he is 
    Aubrey (Albericus) de Vere (died circa 1112) was a tenant-in-chief in England of William the Conqueror in 1086, as well as a vassal of Geoffrey de Montbray, bishop of Coutances and of Count Alan, lord of Richmond. His father as Alphonsus in Greek .[1]
    Alberic II de Vere   Lord Great Chamberlain of England
     

     

    Published in 1743

    Antiquated House of Vere    

     

    Meleager
     Greek mythos celebrating the victorious hero Meleager on The Calydonian Boar hunt


    Diomedes

    Greek - King of Argos. Son of Tydeus by Deipyla. Husband of Aegialeia and Euippe. He was the leader of the Epigoni. He fought bravely and well at Troy, wounding Aeneas and even Ares and Aphrodite. He and Odysseus entered the city by night, killing Dolon and Rhesus, and captured the image of Athena, known as the Palladium.

    He was one of those concealed in the wooden horse. He also exchanged armour with Glaucus, receiving a set made of gold, and rescued Nestor, whose horse had been killed. In some accounts he was a lover of the Trojan girl, Chryseis (Cressida).

    On his return from Troy, he discovered that his wife Aegialeia had been unfaithful with Cometes, so he went to Italy and married Euippe. With him went Abas, Acmon, Idas, Lycus, Nycteus and Rhexenor, all of whom, after the hero's death, were turned by Aphrodite into swans, which sprinkled water on his grave every day.

    In some accounts he died naturally in old age while others say that he was murdered by Euippe's father, Darnas. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Diomedes, Diomed, Diomed, Diomede, Diomede, Jason, Jason, Diomedes, Iason, Ieson, 'healer' or Argonauts - Jason in the Argonauts story.

    Roman Vere's

    Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus

       
     
     Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus  was Roman Emperor from 161 to 169. He ruled with Marcus Aurelius as co-emperor from 161AD until his own death in 169AD.
    Bust of Lucius Verus (Vere) - Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Joint 16/17th Emperor of the R oman Empire
    (with Marcus Aurelius)  December 130 – 169AD.

     

     
     

    Priscus vs. Verus in Gladiatorial combat in the Coliseum in ROME AD 80

     

    Ver'us was a well-known gladiator  during the reigns of the Emperors Vespasian and Titus in the latter part of the 1st century. Verus combats with Priscus was the highlight of the opening day of the games conducted by Titus to inaugurate the Flavian Amphitheatre (later the Coliseum) in AD 80, recorded in a laudatory poem by Martial — the only detailed description of a gladiatorial fight that has survived to the present day. Both gladiators were declared victors of the combat and were awarded their freedom by the Emperor in such a unique outcome.

    Priscus and Verus are also said to have been the bravest gladiators of all. Some say Verus was said to be a captured slave from 'Germania
    Inferior' and held for a hostage, as a boy he ended up wanting to become a gladiator in order to no longer have to work at a stone quarry. He picked a fight with Priscus in front of a patron of the fights, who accepted them both. He and Priscus became life long friends, they began training together and both won many battles all over the empire. One day, these best friends were forced to fight each other in combat. The fight went on for so long that for the first and only time ever, they both were declared to be the winners. Emperor  Titus awarded both wooden swords and their freedom. Verus then became a commander. more to come - update later..
     

    Priscus vs Ver'us Gladiators


     
          


    Priscus and Verus  Rome
    AD 80

    As Priscus and Ver'us each lengthened the contest,
    And for a long time the battle was equal on each side,
    Repeatedly loud shouts petitioned for the men to be released;
    But Caesar followed his own law;
    It was the law to fight without shield until a finger was raised:
    He did what was allowed, often gave dishes and gifts.
    But an end was found to the equal division:
    Equals to fight, equals to yield.
    Caesar sent wooden swords to both and palms to both:
    Thus skillful courage received its prize.
    This took place under no prince except you, Caesar:
    When two fought, both were the victor.
     

    The Australians - New Zealanders & Americans

    Australian Vere's

       

    Twice former
    Australian Prime Minster  Kevin  Rudd is a de Vere via his mother
     

    John Loder de Vere
    John L de Vere 1895-1970
    Governor NSW Australia
    Baron Wakehurst

    Frank Vere son of John Vere
    Frank Vere
    Director General of Education NSW

     

     

    Pudding de Vere 


     

       

    Colne Priory, Hatfield Regis Priory. St Clair, Syon Abbey Darwin

    Aper, d'Ardres, Avar, Vár, Vĺr, Ver, Vor, Veras, Ver'us, Vear, Veare, Veer, Vere, Veere, Veri, Vero, Vir, Vier, Vire, Verres, Verre,
    Vercingetorix, Vör'  Wear, Weir, Were, Fyer,  Revere, Spear, Speare,  Spere, Švear, Fear, Fere, Freyr, White, Sweeney, GuineHwyfar,
    Severe, de Vere, De'vereaux D'evreux, Deveraux,
     
    Severus, Vere-Beauclerk, Verus, Vervs, Vermandois, Hadrian, Aelius, Traianus
    Denmark Germany Nederland Norway
    Vear Ver Vere Vear Vere Vear Veer ,Veere, Ver Vere Vear, Vere
    Belgium France  New Zealand Sweden
     Ver Ver, Vere, Veer, Vear, Vere, White Vear

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    Greatest Crown Gold Heist in History?
    Missing GOLD Worth 100's Of Billions Today

     

     

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