The Illustrious Royal House of MacDonnell Lamont Couto d’ Chandos 

The Sacred the Military Order Templar Knights of the Lord Lamont Couto   










SOVEREIGN ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE LORD LAMONT COUTO, Knights Hospitaller (Sovereign Order UK), chivalric, ecumenical and international community directly descended from the Hospitaller activities at the Illustrious Royal House of MacDonnell Lamont Couto d’ Chandos, founded before the turn of the 14th Century by Sir John Chandos, Viscount of Saint-Sauveur in the Cotentin, Constable of Aquitaine, Seneschal of Poitou, KG (died 31 December 1369) was a medieval English knight who hailed from Radbourne Hall, Derbyshire. Chandos was a close friend of Edward, the Black Prince and a founding member and 19th Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1348. 


Chandos was one of the commanders who led the sixteen-year old Edward's troops to victory at the Battle of Crécy. As Edward's Chief of Staff, he designed the strategy that won victory at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356. Described by the medieval historian Froissart as "wise and full of devices", as a military strategist Chandos is believed to have been the mastermind behind three of the most important English victories of the Hundred Years War: the Battle of Crecy, the Battle of Poitiers and the Battle of Auray. 

Grand Master Lord Lamont Couto d’Chandos of Normandy des grands Carolingiens von Hohestaufen of Munsöätten of Eysteinsson of Møre and Romsdal of Burgundy of Anjou, His royal highness, by the grace of God, Grand Prince of the Principality of Château of Saint Sauveur, is the 72th and current Grand Master of the Order and Head of the Royal House of MacDonnell Lamont Couto d’ Chandos. The Grand Master is supported by a Royal Deputation within the Order’s Grand Magistry in Ireland, Scotland the United Kingdom. 

The principality of Château of Saint Sauveur in the Cotentin  (Vikings settled on the Cotentin in the ninth and tenth centuries. They were followed by Anglo-Norse and Anglo-Danish people, who established themselves as farmers. The Cotentin became part of Normandy in the early tenth century. In 1088 Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, enfeoffed the Cotentin to his brother Henry, who later became king of England)  was established by "Rollo / Rouen" protector of Normandy, with his death was passed on to his son "William Longsword”. Rollo (Norman: Rou; Old Norse: Hrólfr; French: Rollon; c. 860 - c. 930 AD) was a noble Viking warrior who became the first ruler of Normandy, a region in the north of France. He emerged as the remarkable warrior among the Norsemen who had secured a permanent base on free land in the lower Seine valley. After the siege of Chartres in 911, Charles the Simple, the King of Western France, offered them land between the mouth of the Seine. Rollo was first registered as the leader of these Viking settlers in a letter of 918, and continued to reign over the Normandy region until at least 928. He was succeeded by his son William Longsword in the Duchy of Normandy which he had founded. After the Norman conquest of England and its conquest of southern Italy and Sicily for the next two centuries, his descendants came to rule Norman England (the House of Normandy), much of the island of Ireland, the Kingdom of Sicily (the Kings of Sicily) as well as the Principality of Antioch from the 10th to 12th century, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the histories of Europe.

The ancestors of Lord Lamont Couto d’Chandos of Normandy were the first English and French kings of the Angevin Empire, Carolingian dynasty, Merovingian dynasty, Yngling Dynasty, Capetian dynasty Plantagenet dynasty, Rurik dynasty and Munsöätten dynasty. Among his illustrious grandparents we can quote:

  • Rollo - Duke of Normandy, Count of Rouen was a Viking who became   the first ruler of Normandy, Rollo, through his descendent William I of England, the seventh Duke of Normandy (founder of house Normandy), is the 32nd great-grandfather of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom;

  • King William The Conqueror,House of Normandy;

  • Henry II of England, Plantagenet dynasty and House of Angevin;

  • Richard the Lionheart, King of England, Plantagenet dynasty and House of Angevin;

  • Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden, Munsöätten dynasty of House of Yngling;

  • Ivan Vladislav Tsar of Bulgaria, Cometopuli dynasty;

  • Yaroslav I of Kiev, Rurik dynasty;

  • Helgi "The Sharp", King of Ringerike, House of Yngling;

  • Fornjot "the Ancient Giant", King of Kvenland,House of Yngling;

  • Chindasuinth, Visigothic King and Empereur d'Espagne

  • King Alfred the Great, House of Wessex;

  • Clovis I, King of the Franks, Merovingian dynasty;

  • Arnulf of Metz, Frankish bishop of Metz, Merovingian dynasty;

  • Charles Martel - Duke and Prince of the Franks, House of Carolingian (founder) and House of Arnulfings;

  • Emperor Carolus Magnus, Carolingian dynasty;

  • Chindasuinth, King of the Visigoths;

  • Pelagius of Asturias, Astur-Leonese dynasty

  • Niall of the Nine Hostages, was an Irish king, the ancestor of the Uí Néill dynasties;

  • Kenneth I (Cináed mac Ailpín), Alpínid dynasty, Clann Chináeda, and Clann Chinaeda meic Ailpín;

  • king of Germany Henry I "The Fowler”, Ottonian dynasty;

  • Otto "the Illustrious" von Sachsen Duke of Saxony, Ottonian dynasty;

  • Friedrich I Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor, Hohenstaufen dynasty;

  • Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, Capetian dynasty;

  • Philip I of France, Capetian dynasty;

  • Anne of Kiev, Rurik dynasty;

  • William IX Duke of Aquitaine, first Knight Templar, belongs to the Anjou dynasty;

  • Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, House of Poitiers;

  • Saint Joan of Arc, Anjou dynasty;

  • King Solomon of Yisrael, House of David;

  • Rabbi Yahia Ben Yahia III;

  • Íñigo Arista of Pamplona, Iñiguez dynasty and Navarrese dynasty

  • king D. Afonso Henriques, House of Burgundy and Afonsine Dynasty (founder);

  • king Afonso III of Portugal House of Burgundy and Afonsine Dynasty;

  • Philippe Simas Martel Chandos d’Aquitaine, House of Aquitaine.

  • Fernando Machado de Simas (Illustrious Journalist - Brazil ;

  • Des. Hugo Gutierrez Simas, was one of the greatest jurists in Brazil, being Vice President of the Court of Justice of Parana and also President of the Regional Electoral Court  - Brazil ;

  • Francisco Thimoteo de Simas (He was the 1st Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Paraná - Brazil;

  • Distant cousin of the Queen Elizabeth II.​

The membership of the Military Order Templar Knights of the Lord Lamont Couto of the SOVEREIGN ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE LORD LAMONT COUTO comprise persons with extensive background of voluntary contribution to a variety of charitable organizations in our community, and elsewhere, working for the betterment of those who are in need.The Order's diplomatic network strengthens its relationship with the governments of the countries in which it operates.


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The Grand Master is for the life of the Professed Knights by the Council of Sovereign Order of the Knights.

The constitution, its superior and sovereign religious, must dedicate itself fully to the development of the works of the Order and the example of all members of the Church, to all members of the Order.

He is invested with supreme authorities. Together with the Sovereign Council, the Grand Master issues as legislative not covered by the Constitution, promulgates acts of government, management of the Common Treasury, ratifies international agreements and convenes the General Chapter.

Member States with prior, immune and anonymous powers to Heads of State. The title of Most High Eminence is conferred upon the Grand Master.

The Grand Master resides at the seat of government of the Order of the Magistral Palace in London.


Lord Lamont Couto d’Chandos of Normandy des grands Carolingiens  von Hohestaufen of Munsöätten of Eysteinsson of Møre and Romsdal of Burgundy of Anjou


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