in 1625. One emblem from that year figured the marriage as the
entwining of the rose and the fleur-de-lis.
21 seraph’s] referring to one of the Seraphim, biblical creatures with six wings (see
23 Parnassus hill] in classical mythology thought to be a source of poetic inspiration.
29 Charlemagne] founder of the CarolingianEmpire. Here, a figure for Charles I.
33–4] Charles II was crowned King of Scotland on 1 January 1651.
34 His grandsire’s] referring to James VI of Scotland and I of England; Charles II’s
p aternal grandfather.
of the Carolingianempire brought
an end to direct alliances between St-Arnoul and this dynasty. Yet
the community’s ties to the ‘Carolingian’ aspect of its history
remained vital, despite the emergence of new and competing lineages.
Through women, eighth-century memorial practice had created
ties among disparate, legendary founders and contemporary religious
and dynastic interests; in later eras, the monks of St-Arnoul employed
representations of Hildegarde and other women to form the basis
of new practices that constructed narratives