Earl Alain Le Roux

Alain Le Roux - Myth  and  Legend

 

Coat of ArmsAfter their spectacular performance at Hastings in 1066, the Alain Le Roux knights of history had a few more minor military triumphs against the unsophisticated peasant armies of Scotland, Wales and Ireland and then faded into anonymity. Their tactics were no match for the English longbow, the crossbow and finally the infantry musket. These long-range weapons allowed an untrained amateur with minimum equipment to fight effectively against a highly trained and expensively equipped professional warrior, from a distance and usually from ambush, with virtually no risk of injury. But just as the heavily armoured knight was disappearing in reality, he was coming to dominate the world of myth and fantasy.

The French-speaking writers of the 1300's and 1400's and how they reduced the oral traditions of England and France to writing form; they were searching their history of Super-Heroes for appropriate characters to populate their stories. The strongest, most fearless examples they could find were the Breton knights (Le Roux's) who had been decisive in securing the kingdom for William the Conqueror. With each telling, these Super-Heroes became more fierce, stronger and fearless. Did no real English king before William ever see mounted knights used in battle? Never mind; the mythical King Arthur has his whole fictional court populated with nothing but (Le Roux) Breton Knights on horseback, jousting with their long wooden lances. From Ivanhoe to Monty Python to Dungeons & Dragons, the (Le Roux) Breton knights became the prototype fantasy Super-Hero for the next millennium. Even the tales of the hero Robin Hood with an authentic English long bow against the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, prominently features the bumbling (Le Roux) Breton knights as the Keystone Cops of fourteenth-century England.

When we try to convey the image of a past golden age, the image of Camelot and Arthur's Round Table filled with bravery and the strong and totally honourable (Le Roux's) Breton knights.

 

Alain Le Roux (Rufus) Wealthiest man in all of History

 

A companion of William the Conqueror during the Norman invasion of Britain, Alan Rufus, who is also known as Alain Le Roux, received some 250,000 acres (1,000 km2) in land as a reward for his allegiance. His property stretched throughout Yorkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and London, totalling some £11,000 by the time of his death in 1093. This would make Alan Rufus the wealthiest Briton in all of history.

His fortune was estimated to be equivalent to £81.33 billion, or roughly US$162.74 billion, in 2007.

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