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Coat of Arms The Royal House of Aragon, Majorca and Sicily, and the Military Order of the Collar

 

 ARCHIVE  The Will of James I
 1. The Will of James I.
 Facsimile, Latin transcription, English translation
       
 2. The book "L'Ordine del Collare" by the 7th Duke L'Ordine del Collare
 of Carcaci, 1849/51. Facsimile, Italian transcription,
 English translation
                           Funeral Eulogy
 3. Funeral eulogy for the 7th Duke of Carcaci,
 by Francesco Tornabene, 1854.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation Letter from the Attorney General
                                    
 4. Letter from the Attorney General 18th May 1851.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              Letter from the Governor
 5. Circular from the Governor of the Province of Catania,
 30th March 1853.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              The Family Pact
 6. Family Pact, Palermo, 14th June 1853.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              The Royal Commission for Titles of Nobility
 7. Certificates of the Royal Commission on Titles of
 Nobility, 27th June 1859 and 2nd February 1860.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              Decree 11th Feb 1860
 8. Decree of H.M. Francesco II, Naples, 11th February 1860.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              Letter from the Secr of State
 9. Communication of the Royal Secretary of State, Palermo,
 8th March 1860.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                               Royal Decree about the MOC
 10. Decree of H.M. Francesco II, Gaeta, 16/9 1860
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                                        Expert Opinion
 10.1.Expert testimony regarding the Decree by Professor
 Bertucci Temistocle: Facsimile, English translation
                                              Certificate of authenticity
 10.2.Verification of authenticity regarding the Decree,
 from the City of Padova
 Facsimile, English translation
                                             Rivista Araldica
 11. Rivista Araldica, "On the Royal and Aragonese
 origins of the Patern˛ of Sicily", 1913.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              La Dinastia Sovrana
 12. The book "La Dinastia Sovrana Patern˛-Ayerbe-Aragona"
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                               The Court in Bari
 13. Judgement of the Court of Bari (13/3/1952).
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              The Court of Appeal in Pistoia
 14. Judgement of the Appeal Court in Pistoia (5/6/1964).
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation
                                              The Intl Court of Arbitration in Ragusa
 15. Judgement of the International Court of
 Arbitration in Ragusa (8/1/2003).
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation

 The complete judgement from Ragusa,
 19 parts with about 400 pages
 1:1 1:2 1:3 1:4 1:5 1:6 1:7 1:8 1:9 1:10
 2:1 2:2 2:3 2:4 2:5 2:6 2:7 2:8 2:9
                                                      The judgement from Ragusa has gained legal force
 16. Proof of registration showing the judgement from the
 International Court of Arbitration in Ragusa has gained
 legal force. Facsimile English translation
                                             New York Convention on Arbitration
 17. The New York Convention on Arbitration 1958.
 English text, List of parties to the Convention,

 18.1 Constitutiones Regni Siciliae, liber. 3, tit. 26, Constitutiones Regni Siciliae
 Liber Augustalis, Naples 1475, showing that in
 the Kingdom of Sicily of the day nobiliary titles
 were inherited cognatically.
 Facsimile, Latin transcription, English translation
                                              Stato presente della nobiltÓ Messinese
 18.2 Extract from the book "Stato presente della nobiltÓ
 Messinese", by Giuseppe Gallupi, Milan 1881, which
 verifies that at that time nobiliary titles were
 inherited cognatically. Facsimile.
                                               Libro d'Oro 1920
 19. Extract from Libro d'Oro, the Italian book of
 nobility, 1920 - 22. Facsimile, English translation
                                                  
  Corpus Historiae Genealogicae Italia et Hispaniae
 20. Copies from "Corpus Historiae Genealogicae Italia et
 Hispaniae" by Jakob Wilhelm Imhof, Nurnberg 1702,
 showing the family line from James I to John the Elder.
 Facsimile, English translation of the Commentary.
                                                    De Aragoniae Regum Origine
 21. Gaspare Scioppio (Kaspar Schoppe)
 "De Aragoniae Regum Origine, Posteritate, ..", Milan
 1628, showing the family line to John the Elder
 (p. 22) and the family relations with other European
 Royal Houses. Facsimile.
                                                            Conte di Caserta
 22. Diploma issued by HRH don Alfonso, Count of
 Caserta and Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two
 Sicilies, conferring on HRH don Francesco Mario, Prince
 of Emmanuel and Grand Master of the Order of the
 Collar (MOC) the rank of Commander of the Order of
 Francesco I 15th May 1933. Don Francesco Mario was
 then only 20 years. Facsimile, English translation.
                                                  HM King Francesco II
 23. Signed photography of HM King Francesco, last
 reigning King of the Two Sicilies, issued to HRH don
 Mario Patern˛ Castello, Prince of Emmanuel and
 Grand Master of the Order of the Collar, 24th
 December 1893. Facsimile.  
                                                Della Sicilae Nobile
 24. Extract from the book "Della Sicilia Nobile" on
 the House of Biscari.
 Facsimile, Italian transcription, English translation.
                                                I Paternˇ di Sicilia
 25. Extract from the book "I Paternˇ di Sicilia", by
 Francesco Paternˇ Castello di Carcaci.
 Title page , text on John the Elder (English translation).
                                      Prof Sundberg
 26. Expert opinion by Professor Emeritus of Law
 Jacob W F Sundberg 15th September 2006, establishing
 that the Head of the Royal House of Aragon, Majorca
 and Sicily has “rank equal to a Head of State”.
 Swedish facsimile   English translation
 Italian translation   Summary
 
 27. Extract from Filadelfo Mugnos, “Teatro Genologico Filadelfo Mugnos
 delle famiglie del Regno di Sicilia”, Palermo 1607.
 Facsimile English translation.
 
 28. “Case giÓ sovrane di Stati Italiani”, extract from
 Rivista Araldica 1922 (Volume XX).
 Facsimile English translation                    Repertorio Iconografico
 
 29. Extract from “Repertorio Iconografico degli
 Ordini Cavallereschi” Facsimile
 
 30. The dynasty Patern˛-Castello in Almanach de Gotha.
 Facsimile .
                                     Abdication
 31. Act of Abdication from 10th March 1996, where HRH
 don Roberto renounced his rights as Head of the Royal
 House in favour of his elder son HRH don Francesco.
 Facsimile .
 
 32. Opinion by Professor Dick Harrison regarding the historicity
 and status of the Order of the Collar.
 English facsimile

 33. Opinion by Professor Gunnar Bramstňng regarding the
 succession in the Royal House and the validity of the Family Pact
 Translation.  
 
 34. Letter of gratitude from the President of the Republic of
 Gambia, having been appointed a Knight Grand Cross with Grand
 Collar of the MOC. English facsimile .

 35. Decree of H.M. King Alfonso III 23rd January 1289 to appoint
 the 20 first knights from Saint Agatha. Facsimile.
 
 A bibliography with a selection of books from the Chancery of
 the Order is available here. It is not intended to be complete.

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