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THE FORGOTTEN MONARCHY OF SCOTLAND
H.R.H. Prince Michael Stewart Top-10 bestselling book, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, provides a distinctly fresh insight into Scottish affairs, being a blow-by-blow account of family record and experienced fact, rather than the politically contrived fiction which has become so familiar. Drawing from family papers and archival records, Prince Michael gives a compelling account of political corruption, assassination and political conspiracy. In the pages of The Forgotten Monarchy, the heroes and victims of Scottish history live again - Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Here are the facts about the Stone of Destiny, the Knights Templars, the Jacobite Risings and the American War of Independence. Prince Michael also includes his personal overview of the contemporary Scottish social, economic and political scene. As Scottish nationhood re-emerges with its first devolved Parliament for 300 years, the telling of this truly epic history has never been more relevant.
THE FORGOTTEN MONARCHY OF SCOTLAND
by HRH Prince Michael of Albany
Published in Britain by Chrysalis / Vega Books, February 2002
Softback edition, ISBN 1843332752
THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Editorial Reviews. Book Description.
For the first time ever, a source from within reveals the shocking truth that the roots of the Knights Templar, and thus those of Freemasonry, were actually more deeply linked to Islam than to Christianity. The Knights Templar of the Middle East breaks new ground in this well-tilled sphere and is guaranteed to stir more fires of controversy than any other book to date on Freemasonry and Templars.
Prince Michael writes with sterling scholarship, making full use of his access to libraries of the secret orders of which he is a member. The book delves deep to examine the true roots of this worldwide society, revealing both historical events from Europe to the Middle East and the author’s own deeply personal, perilous journey to research and expose this hidden history.
Going against the accepted history of the Freemason society as evolved from a remnant of Knights Templar who settled in Scotland, The Knights Templar of the Middle East takes readers much farther back to the true historical biblical land, based in Western Arabia rather than Palestine. The true secret of the Inner Circle of the Order of the Templars was such that, had they revealed it, the knowledge would have rocked the cradle of Christian and Judaic beliefs.
About the Author
HRH Prince Michael is a Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar of St. Anthony and a Scottish Freemason. His first book, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, was a bestseller in Scotland and the UK. In 1992, Prince Michael was elected president of the European Council of Princes. Recently named to the Diplomatic Corps of the Government of the Knights of Malta, he resides in the UK. Sir Walid Salhab was born in Lebanon in 1960 and graduated from the Islamic College of Tripoli in 1974. He presently lectures on media and filmmaking at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.