I just wanted to inform you that, after some 7-8 years of research, the
history on Martin LEM -I- and -II- has been 'almost' finished.
Of course, a research is an ' on-going affair ' and what is finished
today may be surpassed tomorrow!
But I believe that the ' Time-Line ' which we have now is very accurate
and everything fits ' in ' overall picture!
As you will see from my added ' SHORT BIOGRAPHY ' there has been not
much change over the past 4-5 years, but much more
had been found on the life of Maerten Lem -IIa- the burgomaster of Bruges!
We do have a statement by the ' Clerks of the Vierschaer ' (the medieval
judicial administration in Flanders) dating 1487 where it has been stated
that this deceased Maerten Lem was known as : the young / o'moco/ le
jeune... and that was proof what we have been searching for!
Several learned people like SAB at Bruges, Andre Claeys and Jacques
Paviot, did join in the Theory -1 as it now is called!
That all plus the ' explanation of the painting ' of Maerten Lem is very
convincing and all pieces of the puzzle are now fitting in!
The so-called Portuguese Line, including Wil Lem, is however different
in thinking : they believe that Martin Lem -I- was also Maerten Lem
-IIa- and that was
an ' assumption ' just to link both periods together ; linking the pre
1466 period to the post 1466/1467 when a Martin became the burgomaster
of Bruges! Some said : there was NO other Martin Lem available in Bruges!
Well, I proved them wrong, as you will see from the enclosed ' SHORT
I am working now on te planned book and hope to get that ready before
soon.... Of course, your own contributions are welcome and will partly
be included in the book!
So sorry that I have been so quiet for some time, but the writing has
the priority and you all are waiting for the final outcome!
I hope you all are well and give my best regards to the family!
We are okay and so is our family, daughters and grandchildren!
Adios y ate logo!
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