What is in the secret room at Rennes-le-Chateau church?

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The photo I attached to my news last week showed an odd little, quadrant-shaped secret room which had been tagged on to a corner of the church. Nobody seems to know when it was built or its purpose or how to get into it. The room is built against the main church wall on one […]

Is there a crypt beneath Rennes-le-Chateau church?

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The church authorities have consistently refused to allow any investigations to try to find out whether there is a crypt beneath the nave, with one exception which I will tell you about. The church is very old, having been built between the ninth and eleventh centuries. If there are any records about the construction of […]

What might have been in the tomb?

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Contemporary accounts say only that the tomb Bérenger Saunière found in front of the altar in the Church of St Mary Magdalene at Rennes-le-Chateau contained the skeletons of several men and that the priest got into the tomb and appeared after a short time carrying a pot full of gold coins and jewels. It doesn’t […]

What did the priest find when he opened the tomb?

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Now that we have got over the launch of “The Discovery of Franco´s Bankroll” I am returning to the story of what happened at Rennes-le-Chateau in the Languedoc region of France in 1891. In my news of 5th April I described how the village priest found a small roll of parchment in the support pillar […]

Another new novel

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I have just launched my latest novel “The Dicovery of Franco´s Bankroll”. This is a book which I have set in Spain, where I lived for nearly fifteen years. I attach a picture of the cover which I hope you agree gives a good impression of the challenge the hero faces when he becomes involved […]