In the article i wrote on St Irmina i mention an Amalgarde, who in 632, at the request of Dagobert I, raised a large army in Burgundy to dethrone the new king of the Goths, Suintila, and install a more favourable figure to the Frankish kings, Sisenand. Amalgarde was promised as a reward a missal, the most sacred part of the treasure of the Goths, given by the patrician Aetius.
In the above book, The Arcadian Cipher, authors Blake & Blezard discuss Dagobert I and his robbing of churches throughout Gaul. They posit that Dagobert I passed through the area of Rennes-le-Chateau saying that there is evidence to suggest that "during one of his frequent visits to the area Dagobert found his way to a hillside tomb, stripped it of its treasure and returned to Paris. On his return, his wife, Nanthilde, far from being impressed by the fruits of her husband's labours, became horrified.....she read the inscriptions on the pieces .... and insisted that he return them back to where he had found them.....Dagobert refused to heed his wife .... however .... he visited the monks at the Abbey of Saint Denis....one of the abbots appears to have proceeded with great haste to the tomb to bring the bodies back to Paris and subsequently took them on to Rome".
There is no reference given for this assertion. If anyone knows where this assertion could be followed up and analysed could they please contact me HERE. Many thanks.
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.