Henry Lincoln: By Any Other Name

Origins of The Da Vinci Code, featuring Henry Lincoln exploring Rennes-le-Chateau

Origins of The Da Vinci Code, featuring Henry Lincoln exploring Rennes-le-Chateau

The legendary Henry Lincoln, who many people credit with starting the whole bloodline of Christ theory that caused such a furor upon the publication of The Da Vinci Code, has taken to blogging. He now lives full time in Rennes-le-Chateau and his latest blog post relates his often hilarious interactions with tourists:

At Rennes-le-Château, I fear, change has become inevitable. But some changes, it seems, are beginning to spread confusion. I have, for instance, often been asked for directions to the Devil’s Armchair. My response is now frequently met with: “But I thought that was the Seat of Isis … !” (And vice versa.) Well … yes!

This seems to be one of the unlooked-for effects of the Da Vinci Code. The goddesses seem to be taking over. So … Isis now sits in the Devil’s Armchair … the Fourtou Cave has become ‘the Magdalen’s Grotto’ … and more than one excited visitor expects to be shown the house she lived in – or the cave where she was buried – or the garden she planted – or any other whimsical piece of wishful-thinking that you … they … anyone … may conjure up.

[read more on his blog]

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  • Lionel French1

    DISINFORMATION, BY ANY OTHER NAME, MUST SURELY BE SPECULATIVE HYPOTHESIS. IF THIS IS ACCEPTED, THN WITH ONE EXCEPTION, EVRYTHING THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN TODATE ABOUT RENNES LE CHATEAU IS THE STUFF THAT FAIRY TALES ARE MADE OF. tHE EXCEPTION IS THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOK ‘DOME OF THE ROCK’ WHICH’ DEALS SENSIBLY WITH THE CODES AT THE CENTRE OF TH ENIGMA, THEREBY PROVING THAT THE DOCUMENTS AND INSCRIPTIONS ARE NOT FORGERIES, AND THAT APUL SMITH, WHOEVER HE IS, SHOULD TURN HIS TALENTS, IF THAT IS WHAT HE HAS, IN OTHER DIRECTIONS.
    LIONEL FRENCH.
     CO-AUTHOR OF ‘DOME OF THE ROCK’

  • Lionel French1

    DISINFORMATION, BY ANY OTHER NAME, MUST SURELY BE SPECULATIVE HYPOTHESIS. IF THIS IS ACCEPTED, THN WITH ONE EXCEPTION, EVRYTHING THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN TODATE ABOUT RENNES LE CHATEAU IS THE STUFF THAT FAIRY TALES ARE MADE OF. tHE EXCEPTION IS THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOK ‘DOME OF THE ROCK’ WHICH’ DEALS SENSIBLY WITH THE CODES AT THE CENTRE OF TH ENIGMA, THEREBY PROVING THAT THE DOCUMENTS AND INSCRIPTIONS ARE NOT FORGERIES, AND THAT APUL SMITH, WHOEVER HE IS, SHOULD TURN HIS TALENTS, IF THAT IS WHAT HE HAS, IN OTHER DIRECTIONS.
    LIONEL FRENCH.
     CO-AUTHOR OF ‘DOME OF THE ROCK’

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