"On Friday, October 13, 1307 ... [King] Philip [IV of France ] ordered [Jacques] de Molay and scores of other French Templars to be simultaneously arrested. The arrest warrant started with the phrase :
'Dieu n'est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume'
['God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom']" (Source)
"Lincoln" (definition) "English city, county town of Lincolnshire, O.E. Lindcylene, from L. Lindum Colonia from a Latinized form of British *lindo 'pool, lake' (corresponding to Welsh llyn). Originally a station for retired IX Legion veterans. Lincoln green as a type of dyed cloth fabric made there is from c.1500. In reference to U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), Lincolnesque is from 1894 (earlierst reference is to the beard); Lincolniana is from (1862)." (Source; cf. here)
"A United States Note, also known as a Legal Tender Note...a form of fiat currency..., is a type of paper money that was issued from 1862 to 1971 in the U.S. ...They were known popularly as 'greenbacks' in their heyday... On January 16, 1862, in a private meeting with President Lincoln, Edmund Dick Taylor advised him to issue greenbacks as legal tender. Congressman and Buffalo banker Elbridge G. Spaulding prepared a bill, based on the Free Banking Law of New York, that eventually became the National Banking Act of 1863. ... hitherto the Constitution had been interpreted as not granting the government the power to issue a paper currency. 'The bill before us is a war measure, a measure of necessity, and not of choice,' Spaulding argued before the House... Despite strong opposition, President Lincoln signed the First Legal Tender Act,... enacted February 25, 1862, into law, authorizing the issuance of United States Notes as a legal tender—the paper currency soon to be known as 'greenbacks.'" (Source)
"Obama and others paid homage to Lincoln in the form of tributes and references during several of the events, starting with a commemorative train tour from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. on January 17, 2009. ... [T]he inaugural theme [was] 'A New Birth of Freedom',... a phrase from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address from the Civil War era. ... The theme...was selected to...honor the 200th anniversary year of Lincoln's birth [and express] 'Lincoln's hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve the United States would lead to 'a new birth of freedom' for the nation.'...Obama wanted 'to give Americans reassurance that today, as in Lincoln's time, the country would find its way through any crisis' ..." (Source)
"On January 18, 2009, the day after Obama arrived in Washington, D.C., an inaugural concert, 'We Are One', took place at the Lincoln Memorial. ..." (Source)
"The eve of the Inauguration Day, January 19, 2009, fell on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday in recognition of [his] birthday. Obama called upon communities everywhere to observe the King Day of Service..." (Source)
"The inauguration of Barack Obama ... took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. ...the inaugural theme to commemorate[d] the 200th anniversary of the birth year of Abraham Lincoln. ...Obama referred to ideals expressed by Lincoln... Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to Obama. Michelle Obama held the Bible, which was used by Abraham Lincoln at his 1861 inauguration, as Barack Obama placed his hand on the Bible and recited the presidential oath. ... Commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, the red and white china used during the [inaugural luncheon [in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol] were replicas of those used in the Lincoln White House. ... For the 2009 inaugural luncheon, the featured painting was Thomas Hill's 1865 View of the Yosemite Valley, a painting that commemorated Abraham Lincoln's 1864 signing of the Yosemite Grant... During the luncheon, Senator Ted Kennedy collapsed after suffering a seizure, and he was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. ... Early reports about the medical emergency suggested erroneously that Senator Robert Byrd, the oldest member of the Senate, also fell ill during the luncheon. ... These reports were later denied,... and Byrd, a longtime friend of Kennedy, eventually explained that the Kennedy incident disturbed him and caused him to leave. ... Obama also represented a generational change as the first man elected President who was born in the 1960s." Additionally, Obama's race and religion were "issues": "[T]here is precedent for this. Much was made of John F. Kennedy's Roman Catholicism during the 1960 campaign, but after his election, religion basically disappeared as an issue..." (Sources: 1 & 2)
"Prayers for the [National prayer] service [On January 21, 2009] drew from passages from the 1789 inauguration prayer service of George Washington and the 1865 inaugural address of Abraham Lincoln..." (Source; cf. Here)
On January 22, 2009, the day after Obama's Inaugural festivities concluded, the "Lincoln Magna Carta" went on exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Source)
"The earliest origins of Lincoln can be traced to the remains of an Iron Age settlement of round wooden dwellings (which were discovered by archaeologists in 1972) that have been dated to the 1st century BC This settlement was built by a deep pool (the modern Brayford Pool) in the River Witham at the foot of a large hill (on which the Normans later built Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle)...The origins of the name Lincoln may come from this period, when the settlement is thought to have been named in the Brythonic language of Iron Age Britain's Celtic inhabitants as Lindon 'The Pool'..." (Source); cf. Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon.")
Source) There are several references to a "St. Mary's" in V for Vendetta: There's a "St. Mary's Primary School" and the "St. Mary's virus" which struck the school in the story. "When completed the central of the three spires [of Lincoln Cathedral was] widely accepted to have succeeded the Great Pyramids of Egypt as the tallest man-made structure in the world." (Source) The Cathedral has a number of peculiar features, including a concrete structure said to be the concretized remains of a Satantic "imp" (Source). "[T]he eminent Victorian writer John Ruskin declared: 'I have always held... that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have.'" (Ibid.)
The fascist party in V for Vendetta utilizes a version of the "Cross of Lorraine" (top). The Cross of Lorraine is also one of several crosses associated with the Knights Templar (middle). The Templars also used the Double Cross of Lorraine (bottom).
Martin Luther King was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.
The coat of arms of Lincoln, England (above) is another Templar cross variant. The Templars were founded by Hugo de Payens: "Hugues de Payens or Payns (c. 1070–1136) was the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar. ... His earliest certain appearance in documents is under the part-Latin, part-French name Hugo de Peans (1120-1125; details below). Later Latin sources call him Hugo de Paganis. In English works he often appears as Hugh de Payns, in Italian sometimes as Ugo de' Pagani. ...Count Hugh of Champagne made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1104-07 and visited Jerusalem for a second time in 1114-16. It is probable that he was accompanied by Hugues de Payens...Hugues de Payens approached King Baldwin II of Jerusalem (whose reign began in 1118) with eight knights, two of whom were brothers and all of whom were his relatives by either blood or marriage, in order to form the Order of the Knights Templar. The other knights were Godfrey de Saint-Omer, Payen de Montdidier, Archambaud de St. Agnan, Andre de Montbard, Geoffrey Bison, and two men recorded only by the names of Rossal and Gondamer." (Source)
Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh co-authored Holy Blood, Holy Grail with a Henry Lincoln.
Lincoln, England is also home to the Lincoln Castle: "Lincoln Castle is a major castle constructed in Lincoln, England during the late 11th century by William the Conqueror on the site of a pre-existing Roman fortress." (Source) The castle's being built atop the ruins of a "Roman Fortress" is intriguing. Of the entire town of Lincoln, it is said: "It is not possible to know how big this original settlement was as its remains are now buried deep beneath the later Roman and medieval ruins, as well as the modern Lincoln." (Source) As James Shelby Downard may have phrased it: The Lincolns (town and castle) are palimpsests.
"Palimpsest is a novel by Catherynne M. Valente, published in March 2009. It follows four separate characters as they discover and explore a mysterious city accessed only at night. In an interview with Terri Windling at Fantasy Book Critic, Valente describes the book: 'Palimpsest is an urban fantasy about a city that lives on human skin, a viral city whose citizens consist of those who bear parts of the city on their flesh, and visit it in their dreams. The story follows four such people as they search for others like themselves and a way to enter the city permanently.'" (Source)
Lincoln, England was the home of Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who had been believed murdered by Jews, and Bishop Saint Hugh of Lincoln. For more information, see here.
And we see a connection, therefore, the names "Lincoln" and "Hugh." This sort of connection has been called a "Lexi-Link." Lexical nodes for "Linkin'" symbol patterns. Especially in the present context, then, we might instead call these "Lexi-Links" Lincoln Words/Names. Curiously, the inventor of "Lincolns Logs" was John Lloyd Wright: "John Lloyd Wright (December 12, 1892–December 20, 1972) was an American architect and toy inventor. ... He was the son of Frank Lloyd Wright and brother of Lloyd Wright." (Source)
Frank Lloyd Wright was "born Frank Lincoln Wright" (Source) Loren Coleman has recently written about Frank Lloyd-Lincoln Wright here and here (including Wright's connection to the word "Phoenix", FLW's place of death).
Victor Hugo was an author who wrote a famous story, infused with alchemical and Templar-style allusions, centered around a Cathedral (albeit French). "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831." (Source) The Catholic Church's Index Librorum Prohibitorum listed: "Victor Hugo (Notre Dame de Paris; Les misérables jusqu'en 1959)"
23 years ago, one-time Category 5 Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the U.S. "Hugo" is a "cognate to Hugh" (Source)
Victor Hugo seems also to fit into a pattern of "laughter" symbolism that has surfaced this year. See here.
Hugo's novel The Man Who Laughs was alternately titled By Order of the King (Source). Of course, the Knights Templar were created and destroyed (ostensibly) by orders of Kings - King Baldwin II (Jerusalem) and King Philip IV (France; with an assist from "Pope Clement V, born Raymond Bertrand de Got").
For more Lincoln, see HERE.