To understand the origin of the manuscript one must analyze who owned it. What we do know is that Rudolph II bought it for $75 million dollars and John Dee might have possessed it at one point. There is speculation about John Dee but we ask ourselves – what is the connection between these two people and is there a connection?
“John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an Anglo-Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, and alchemist. He was the court astronomer for, and advisor to, Elizabeth I, and spent much of his time on alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. ” – wikipedia
” Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603)[a] was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death in 1603. Sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.” -wikipedia
a. Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII – House Tudor
b. King Henry VIII parents where King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York: King of England and Lord of Ireland. Attained the thrown when supported by France, Scotland, and Wales
c. Elizabeth of York’s daughters Mary and Margaret became queens of France and of Scotland
d. Henry VII mother, Margaret Beaufort, was a descendant of the Lancastrian branch of the House of Plantagenet.
e. The Lancaster’s provided England with three kings during the time the Voynich manuscript was created: Henry IV, who ruled from 1399 to 1413, Henry V (1413–1422), and Henry VI (1422–1461 and 1470–1471).
f. ” Henry IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413) was King of England from 1399 to 1413. He asserted the claim of his grandfather King Edward III, a maternal grandson of Philip IV of France, to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the first English ruler since the Norman Conquest whose mother tongue was English rather than French.”
” Rudolf II (18 July 1552 – 20 January 1612) was Holy Roman Emperor (1576–1612), King of Hungary and Croatia (as Rudolf I, 1572–1608), King of Bohemia (1575–1608/1611) and Archduke of Austria (1576–1608). He was a member of the House of Habsburg “
a. his mother was Maria of Spain, a daughter of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal . Archduchess Maria of Austria (21 June 1528 – 26 February 1603) was the empress consort and queen consort of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia and Hungary. She served as regent of Spain in the absence of her father Emperor Charles V from 1548 until 1551, and in the absence of her brother Philip II, from 1558 to 1561.
b. Isabella of Portugal (24 October 1503 – 1 May 1539), also known as the Empress of the Carnation, was Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Spain, Germany, and Italy, and Lady of the Netherlands by her marriage to Emperor Charles V. She was the regent of Spain because of her husband’s constant travels through Europe . Mother Maria of Aragon
c. Maria of Aragon (29 June 1482 – 7 March 1517) was a Spanish infanta, and queen consort of Portugal as the second spouse of Portuguese King Manuel I. Mother Maria of Castile
John, Prince of Asturias, married a Habsburg princess, Margaret of Austria, establishing the connection to the Habsburgs. The eldest daughter, Isabella of Aragon, married King Manuel I of Portugal, and the younger daughter, Joanna of Castile, was married to a Habsburg prince, Philip I of Habsburg. Isabella’s youngest daughter, Catherine of Aragon, married England’s Arthur, Prince of Wales, but his early death resulted in her being married to his younger brother, King Henry VIII of England.
Isabella I (Spanish: Isabel I, 22 April 1451 – 26 November 1504) was Queen of Castile from 1474 and, as the wife of King Ferdinand II, Queen of Aragon from 1479 until her death, reigning over a dynastically unified Spain jointly with her husband Ferdinand.
John (13 January 1400 – 18 October 1442), Constable of Portugal, Lord of Reguengos, grandfather of two 16th century Iberian monarchs (Manuel I of Portugal and Isabella I of Castile). Son of Phillipa
d. Philippa of Lancaster (Portuguese: Filipa [fɨˈlipɐ]; 31 March 1360 – 19 July 1415) was Queen of Portugal from 1387 until 1415 by marriage to King John I. Born into the royal family of England, her marriage secured the Treaty of Windsor and produced several children who became known as the “Illustrious Generation” in Portugal.
Given the time period of the Voynich, if in fact its origin is of Tudor (known as Templars) decent the Royal court would have spoken Galwegian Gaelic. All Tudors, Lancasters, Yorks and McLellans spoke Galwegian fluently. It was thought to have never been written down, but in reviewing the Voynich Manuscript I believe the royal family used this language to hide Top Secret Royal Secrets.