Dossiers Secrets
The Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau ("Secret Files of Henri Lobineau" in English
English language
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), compiled by Philippe Toscan du Plantier is a 27-page document deposited in the Bibliothèque nationale de France
Bibliothèque nationale de France
The is the National Library of France, located in Paris. It is intended to be the repository of all that is published in France. The current president of the library is Bruno Racine.-History:...

 on 27 April 1967. The document purports to represent a part of the history of the Priory of Sion
Priory of Sion
The Prieuré de Sion, translated from French as Priory of Sion, is a name given to multiple groups, both real and fictitious. The most notorious is a fringe fraternal organisation, founded and dissolved in France in 1956 by Pierre Plantard...

. The section of the history is attributed to Pierre Plantard
Pierre Plantard
Pierre Athanase Marie Plantard was a French draughtsman, best known for being the principal perpetrator of the Priory of Sion hoax, by which he claimed from the 1960s onwards that he was a Merovingian descendant of Dagobert II and the "Great Monarch" prophesied by Nostradamus.-Surname:Pierre...

 and Philippe de Cherisey
Philippe de Chérisey
The marquess Philippe de Chérisey was a French writer, radio humorist, and actor...

. 13 of the 27 pages of the document are taken from another document of the same genre dating from 1964: Henri Lobineau's Généalogie des Rois Mérovingiens et Origine des diverses Familles Françaises et Etrangères de Souche Mérovingienne d’Après L’Abbé Pichon, le Docteur Hervé et les Parchemins de l’Abbé Saunière de Rennes-le-Château (Aude). That document also contains genealogy diagrams constructed on Pierre Plantard's stencil-kit illustrating his claims of royal descent from the Merovingian king Dagobert II
Dagobert II
Dagobert II was the king of Austrasia , the son of Sigebert III and Chimnechild of Burgundy. The Feast Date of St Dagobert II is 23 December -Biography:...


Apart from those 13 pages, Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau comprises the following material:
  • An introduction to the document by an Edmond Albe
  • Maps of France and a Merovingian genealogy from an unspecified scholarly book
  • Newspaper clippings relating to the freedom of Occitania
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  • A spurious letter attributed to Noel Corbu
    Noel Corbu
    Noël Corbu is best known as a former restaurateur in the Southern French village of Rennes-le-Château, who from the mid-1950s circulated the story that Bérenger Saunière discovered the treasure of Blanche of Castile....

     relating to Emile Hoffet
  • A spurious letter to Marius Fatin from the "International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
    International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
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  • A list of the Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion
  • A page from the journal Regnabit. That page itself may be a plagiarism of various paragraphs from Paul Le Cour's 1937 book, The Age of Aquarius
  • An obituary of the priest M. L'abbe Geraud de Cayron

The documents were used as source material by Henry Lincoln
Henry Lincoln
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 (who appeared to be unaware that they were disputed as forgeries) for a series of BBC Two
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 documentaries in the 1970s. Lincoln and two co-authors, Richard Leigh
Richard Leigh
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 and Michael Baigent
Michael Baigent
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, again used the Dossiers as source material for the controversial 1982 publication of Holy Blood Holy Grail.

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