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
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.