Finally the original French text in English that Henry Lincoln read on a vacation to Southern France that lead to the best seller "Holy Blood Holy Grail, 1982." This was the catalyst for the famously popular Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code that shook the world.
This easy read with complicated history explodes with unfamiliar information from medieval to present regarding mysteries of the Languedoc region in France. This motivated me to travel to Rennes le Chateau and Bain to see for myself Henry Lincoln's, "Holy Place." The book relates an association between the Abbes of Sauniere and Boudet of the respective villages in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries surrounding a treasure. It appears Abbe Sauniere between 1891-1917 disposed of between 15-25 million gold Franks considered a very large sum in a very remote Languedoc.
De Sede hints that this treasure may have derived from the surrounding mystical mountains of Cardor, Roco Negro, and Blanchefort which have proven cashes of gold, silver, and copper interred for years. He also review the legend of Alaric the Old sacking Rome in the 5th century and transferring of the Jewish Second Temple gold obtained by Titus in 70 AD and depositing this treasure in the Languedoc.
I recommend this book for the interested in this story. I wish I had this book on my last visit to the area and will have it on my next.