Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE

Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE
Exile: 338-348 CE, Thassos, Greece

Friday, March 29, 2013

41: Aaron Rockchild's Roots

Mason's Bench Stone in Aaron Rockchild's Zurich Garden
 "Kingsbridge, England 1174-- Dr. Webb tracked the group of Emeriti who migrated west from Thassos and entered the fictional 12th Century town of Kingsbridge in Ken Follet's novel, Pillars of the Earth. After studying the Emeriti Archives it appeared that Aaron Rockchild may in fact be a descendant of Merthin, (an architect and builder in the sequel novel, World Without End, and a descendant of Jack Builder and Lady Aliena, his forbearers in 'Pillars).  His family roots may account for his affinity for stones and stone masonry as evidenced by the large stone in his garden.

Wells Cathedral, a model for Follet's Kingsbridge Cathedral
The primary Emeriti goal was to establish pensions for scholars and it is speculated that sums of money were given to the King to help finance both Cambridge and Oxford, thus setting into motion a means to achieve their goal. Sara was fascinated by such a novel family history, which might explain how Aaron, who attended public school, was allowed to enter Cambridge to study Social History and Mathematics............"

Source: Emeriti Archives and Wikipedia Commons (images).

Excerpt from Chapter 4: The Brotherhood of the Emeriti and the Fifth Element, EPI ©2013