The Fig-Tree

The Fig-Tree
by Damian John Paul Brown

‘And from the fig-tree learn a parable: when the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh.’ Matthew 24:32 – The Holy Bible (Douay Version)

From Secondary School Education it is known that when the European Economic Community was born there were nine initial participating Countries, the acronyms being; BENELUX for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, DUKE for Denmark, United Kingdom and Eire and FIG for france, Italy and Germany.

From the book ‘Burke’s Royal Families of the World – Volume 1, Europe & Latin America’, Royal Family Trees are denoted on the inside covers both at the front and back.

The Royal Family Tree on the inside back of the book descends from James I, King of England (died 1625) through his daughter Elizabeth Stuart who married Friedrich V, Elector Palatine, King of Bohemia. The tree then has two branches, a son Karl Ludwig, Elector Palatine and a daughter Sophia who is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II but it is the son branch we are interested in as this gives the Heads of the Royal Houses of FIG, france, Italy and Germany or at least Bavaria representing Germany seated at Munich.

So, could this FIG relate to the fig-tree of Matthew 24:32?
We will find out in time no doubt, I am not a Prophet as we all know that Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) is the Seal of the Prophets but to explain the situation among the Royals could be revealing and fruitful.

On the Family Tree of Karl Ludwig, Elector Palatine, seven Royal Houses or Countries, as some are pretenders to a Throne, are shown to be represented. They are france, Bulgaria, Austria, Liechtenstein, Bavaria, Italy and Napoleon.

Bavaria is a special case as the current Head of the House of Wittelsbach is heir-general to the Stuart successsion to England, Scotland, france and Ireland. Duke Franz of Bavaria has no interest in following up any right to that succession and is not married so has no children to follow on.

Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein born in London, England on 24th May 1995 is third in line to the Stuart succession, Liechtenstein being in the tree of Karl Ludwig, Elector Palatine, Grandson of James I, King of England.

Let us expand the FIG tree slightly by including other German Royal Houses. As well as Bavaria there is Prussia, Hanover, Saxony and Wurttemburg. There are also listed fifteen Smaller German States which we won’t consider at the moment but one is the Saxon Duchies.

Prussia and Hanover spring from Sophia through Queen Victoria of Great Britain’s daughter Victoria whereas Saxony and Wurttemburg are not included in the tree.

The Royal Family Trees listed are from around 1977 so Heads of Houses will have changed and online sources will have to be referred to. It is worth now listing the Royal Houses of the places of France, Italy and the diffferent parts of Germany.

France – The Royal House of France > House of Capet, called House of Bourbon & The Imperial House of Bonaparte including Leuchtenburg > House of Beauharnais and the Family of Murat

Italy – The Royal House of Italy > House of Savoy

Germany – The Royal House of Prussia > House of Hohenzollern which is also a Smaller German State, The Royal House of Bavaria > House of Wittelsbach, The Royal House of Hanover > House of Guelf, The Royal House of Saxony > House of Wettin, The Royal House of Wurttemburg > House of Wurttemburg

The Smaller German states will be considered ad-hoc throughout the study and in particular the Saxon Duchies and with Hanover as a larger state providing much intrigue plus other Royal Houses from other Countries who marry within the FIG tree.

The House of Stuart is not to be forgotten and no doubt will take a leading line in the future of mankind through the turmoils to come told by Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 24.

More Will Be Revealed At Soon.