Julius Caesar held for ransom

Piracy

In the year 75 BC, Julius Caesar was taken prisoner by Cilician pirates, and held for thirty-eight days in Dodecanese islit of Pharmacusa, south-west of Anatolia.

When Caesar heard, they were asking only twenty talents, he was shocked, proclaiming he was worth at least fifty talents.  The ransom demand was increased.

With the ransom paid, Caesar was released, and he vowed to his captors, he would return and slay them, taking back the ransom money.

Julius Caesar Framed

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar wanted revenge; he was going to dish out his own style of justice.  Ceasar acquired four galley styled ships and 500 legionnaires to hunt down these Cilician pirates.  350 pirates were captured and Roman Praetor Junius feared repercussions, at a time when relationships between Romans and pirates were fragile.  Caesar sensed Junius would fine them, and then let them go.

Caesar wanted justice… he secretly seized thirty Cilician pirates, slit their throats and crucified them.  The bonus being he recovered the ransom money.

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Guy Fawkes: 5th November

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes was born on 13th April 1570, at Stonegate, Yorkshire.  His father Edward Fawkes was a notary proctor of the ecclesiastical courts and an advocate of the consistory court of the Archbishop of York.  His mother Edith Blake was a descendant of the Harrington family of prominent merchants from York.

His father Edward Fawkes died and was buried at St.Michael-le-Belfry on 17th January 1578, and left him a sizeable inheritance when he attained the age of twenty one.

His mother Edith Blake re-married Dionysius Bainbridge, and between them they made use of Guy’s inheritance, before he came of age.

Guy came of age in 1591, and proceeded to dispose of part of his inheritance; the Clifton estate that he had inherited from his father.

Guy Fawkes left his homeland in the early 1590’s, with one of the Harrington cousins, who later became a priest.  He enlisted in the Spanish Army under the command of Archduke Albert of Austria, who went on to be Governor of the Netherlands.  Fawkes rose to the position of a Commander when the Spaniards took Calais under the orders of King Philip II of Spain in 1596.

Guy’s appearance was one of presence.  A tall powerfully built man, with reddish brown hair, flowing moustache and a bushy beard.  During the battle of Nieuport in 1600, he came to the attention of Sir William Stanley, Hugh Owen and Father William Baldwin, when he was wounded during the battle.

Guy went to Spain on behalf of Sir William Stanley in February 1603, and with the assistance of Christopher Wright seeked out Spanish support for an invasion of England upon the death of Queen Elizabeth.  Upon his return Sir William Stanley presented him to Thomas Wintour.

In late spring, Guy was invited by Robert Catesby to accompany Thomas Wintour to Bergen in order to meet with the Constable of Castille; Juan De Velasco, who was due at the court of King James I to discuss the treaty between Spain and England.

In May 1604, Guy Fawkes met with Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy, John Wright and Thomas Wintour at the Duck and Drake Inn, in what then was considered a fashionable part of London.  It was here under oath, the gunpowder conspiracy was formed.

March 1605, saw the members of the conspiracy fill the cellar beneath the Houses of Parliament, with barrels of gunpowder, iron bars and faggots.

The scheduled opening of Parliament on 28th July 1605 was delayed to 5th November due to the ever present threat of the plague.

May 1605, Guy travelled overseas, and informed Hugh Owen of the plotters plan.  Somehow his name reached the ears of Robert Cecil; First Earl of Salisbury, for he was a well known Flemish Mercenary, but the information did not reach him until late November, well after the plot had been discovered.

Guy returned to England, and he and Wintour discovered in August 1605, that the gunpowder had decayed, and ordered more gunpowder was brought in.

Guy Fawkes final role in the plot was to light the fuse, and escape across the Thames.

A few conspiritators were concerned for the safety of fellow Catholic’s who would be present at the opening of Parliament.  Lord Monteagle received a letter, warning him to stay away, and showed the letter to King James.  The King ordered a search of the cellars under Parliament in the early hours of 5th November.  Sir Thomas Knyvet, caught Guy Fawkes leaving the cellar shortly after midnight… they discovered the hoard of gunpowder, and averted the blowing up of Parliament.

Under interrogation, Fawkes said it was his intention “to blow you Scotch beggars back to your native mountains, and place Princess Elizabeth on the Throne.”

The eight plotters; (Guido Fawkes – Thomas Wintour – Robert Wintour – Ambrose Rookwood – Robert Keyes – Thomas Bates John Grant – Robert Catesby) were found guilty of treason, and condemned to be drawn backwards to their deaths, by a horse.  They were to be put to death halfway between heaven and earth.  Their genitals would be cut off and burnt before their eyes and their bowels and hearts removed.  They would then be decapitated so they might become prey for the fowls of the air, by order of The Attorney General; Sir Edward Coke.

Guy Fawkes body parts were distributed to the four corners of the Kingdom, as a warning to other would be traitors.

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Spencer Perceval P.M. Assassinated

Spencer Perceval PM

Spencer Perceval

A date that will always be remembered, in the corridors of Parliament.  For it was on the 11th May 1812, when the then English Prime Minister, one Spencer Perceval was assassinated in the Palace of Westminster…

Spencer Perceval was born on the 1st November 1762, to the aristocratic family of the Earl of Egmont.  The young Perceval attended Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge.

In 1786, aged twenty-four, Perceval was called to the bar.  Come the early years of the 1790’s his success and publications against the French Revolution, led to him being appointed junior counsel in the prosecution of political radicals; Thomas Paine and John Horne Tooke.  Then in 1796 became King’s Counsel and bencher at Lincoln’s Inn.

Perceval as an evangelical Anglican, was true to his beliefs, and saw Sunday as a day devoted to religious thoughts.  In 1790, he married Jane Wilson, and the pair were blessed with twelve children.

In 1796, Perceval made his mark in the world of politics, first being elected as MP for Northampton, and his speech of 1798, making himself a contender for a position in William Pitt’s administration.  In August of 1798, appointed Solicitor to the Ordinance and in 1799 Solicitor General to the Queen.  Serving Prime Minister Henry Addington from 1801 as Solicitor General and later Attorney General, becoming William Pitt’s chief law officer in the Commons for political trials.

Spencer Perceval prosecuted the revolutionary Colonel Edward Despard, for plotting the seizure of the Tower of London, Bank of England and assassination of King George III.  He was found guilty and executed for high treason in 1803.

Reluctantly he gave up his lucrative legal practice, becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the Commons in March of 1807, during the Duke of Portland’s leadership.  On the 30th September 1809, his name was put forward to the King, as the Cabinet’s choice of Prime Minister.

Spencer Perceval, England’s Prime Minister, started out on rocky ground, with the Walcheren military expedition to the Netherlands, where some 4,000 soldiers died, a high proportion of those being attributed to disease.

John Bellingham Plaque

John Bellingham an export trader from Liverpool had been charged and found guilty of owing money in Russia of 1804.  He pleaded with British Authorities for assistance in fighting his case for injustice.  His pleas went unanswered.

In 1809, Bellingham a very bitter man was released and returned to England, after serving a five-year prison sentence.  He resented the British Authorities, and sought compensation…  No one was willing to hear his claim.  Insanity had taken hold of him, and believed he would get his day in court, if he shot the Prime Minister.

On Monday the 11th May 1812, John Bellingham entered the lobby leading to the House of Commons, and sat close to a fireplace.  Concealed about him, was two loaded pistols.

Around 5.15pm Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister entered the lobby entrance, to the House of Commons.

Spencer Perceval Assassination

Spencer Perceval Assassinated

John Bellingham rose to his feet, removed one of the pistols, walked towards the Prime Minister, fired without uttering a word.  The Prime Minister called out; “I am murdered.  I am murdered,” collapsing to the ground with a fatal bullet wound to the heart.

The thirty-five year old John Bellingham returned to his seat, waiting to be arrested.

On the 15th May Bellingham’s trial took place at the Old Bailey, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, telling the jury, his actions should be a lesson for future Prime Ministers.  He believed by shooting the Prime Minister, the court would listen to him, and understand why he did it. The court was not prepared to listen to his claims, having committed an act of murder against the Prime Minister.

The jury took only fourteen minutes to reach a verdict, upon which all members agreed; Guilty as charged.

The Lord Chief Justice told the accused: You have been convicted by the court, of wilful and premeditated murder!

John Bellingham was hanged on Monday 18th May in front of Newgate Prison.

Spencer Perceval will be remembered as the only English Prime Minister to have been assassinated!

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Raoul Wallenberg: Humanitarian

Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg was born on the 4th August 1912, into a family of bankers, diplomats and politicians in Stockholm, Sweden.  His interests lay in architecture.  He went on to graduate in the Russian language in 1930 and in 1931 studied architecture at the Ann Arbor Michigan University gaining a bachelor’s degree in science and architecture in 1935.

He returned to Sweden in 1935, seeking employment, but the options were limited.  Gustav Wallenberg, his grandfather arranged six months work in Cape Town then onto Hafia, Palenstine working in a Dutch Bank.

It was here, Raoul had his eyes opened for him, with regards to actions taken by Germany, from Jews he had come into contact with, who had fled Hitler’s new Germany.

He travelled through Nazi-occupied France and Germany, for a Swedish based import and export firm, owned by Koloman Lauer, an Hungarian Jew.

In the spring of 1944, the world understood what Hitler’s final solution to the Jewish problem actually meant.  In the May, eyewitness accounts of what was taking place at Auschwitz reached the world.

Germany transported Jews out of Hungary after the country’s occupation by German forces on the 19th March 1944, sending them to Poland and certain death.

Budapest feared what was to come for them.  The Swedish Legation in Budapest, arranged through Hungarian authorities a passport, as issued to Swedish citizens.  What started out as 700 was suddenly running out of control, for thousands of Jews required these passports for survival.

Raoul was recruited by the U.S. War Refugee and in June 1944 appointed Secretary of the Swedish diplomatic mission in Budapest, taking up his post in July 1944.

Raoul Wallenberg struggled against the German authorities, and proved to be a thorn in their side an unwelcome witness to their atrocities.

Wallenberg created so called “Swedish Houses” which hung the flag of Sweden over its door, advertising to all, it is Swedish territory.  It was a place where Jews could seek shelter.  Passports were issued, stating they be under the protection of Sweden’s neutrality, it didn’t take long for other countries to open their houses, offering shelter to the Jews.

When Russian forces arrived in Budapest, they found 120,000 Jews had survived the round-up by German forces.

On the 17th January 1945, Raoul Wallenburg was escorted to the Soviet Headquarters in Debrecen, East of Budapest, never to be seen or heard from again.

According to Soviet prison officials, he is believed to have died in 1947, yet the exact date and circumstances of his death, remains unknown to this day…

If one travels to Jerusalem, there stands “Yad Vashem” a memorial to murdered Jews of World War Two.  In the “Avenue of the Righteous” stands a line of trees, to non-Jewish individuals who risked their lives to save Jews.  A plaque on one of the trees is dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg.

In 1981, Raoul Wallenberg was declared an honary citizen of the United States, and in 1985 of Canada, and in 1986 of Israel.

Over the last 65 years, both Sweden and the United States continue to ask the same question, time and time again; what happened to Raoul Wallenberg?

Could he still be alive? If so he would be a very old man.

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My Life: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on the 12th February 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, to parents Thomas and Nancy Lincoln.

In the years, 1834, 1836, 1838 and 1840 Lincoln won his seat, and served on the Illinois Legislature.  He was a member of the Whig party until 1856, when he became a Republican.

Lincoln became a lawyer in 1836, and in 1842 married Mary Todd.  The couple were blessed with four children.

In 1846, he ran for the United States House of Representatives and won his place.  He later ran for the U.S. Senate, even though he failed in his bid, he received some support for the Republican vice-presidential nomination in 1856.

In 1858, debates with Stephen Douglas for the Senatorial race, saw Douglas win and Lincoln gain national recognition.

William Seward was expected to be the Republican nominee, for the Presidential election.  Things don’t always go as planned.  For on the 6th November 1860, Abraham Lincoln the son of a carpenter and farmer had grabbed the peoples heart’s becoming the 16th President of the United States.

With Lincoln’s election, the Southern states feared Republican control in government.  Lincoln had no choice, but to put down the south, and save the Union.  He was forced to raise an army.

On the 1st January 1863, the “Emancipation Proclamation” came into effect, a declaration of freedom for slaves, within the Confederacy areas.

On the 19th November 1863, Lincoln stepped forward with his Gettysburg Address, dedicated to the soldiers who had lost their lives.

Lincoln passed the “Homestead Act,” which allowed poor people of the east, to acquire lands in the west.  He went on to create a national currency and a banking network.  He also signed a bill, offering protection for American Industry, creation of the transcontinental railroad; it was designed to prevent foreign intervention during the Civil War.

In 1864 Ulysses S Grant, became general of the armies, and Lincoln was re-elected as President.

General Lee Surrender

Surrender of General Robert E Lee

On the 9th April 1865, General Robert E Lee surrendered to Ulysses S Grant outside the White House.

Abraham Lincoln announced he would support an act, which would support voting rights for certain blacks.  This infuriated a racist and Southern sympathizer, the actor John Wilkes Booth, who hated what President Lincoln stood for.

On the 14th April 1865, Booth discovered Abraham Lincoln was to attend Ford’s Theatre in Washington with his wife.

Booth and his small band of conspirator’s had planned to murder Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward.

Assassination-of-President Abraham Lincoln

Booth’s conspirator’s had failed in their objectives, but Booth had not accepted failure as an option.  On that night, Booth had slipped into the Presidential Box and shot the President, Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head, with his derringer.

John Wilkes Booth jumped from the presidential box breaking his leg in the fall, onto the stage, and quoted the state motto of Virginia: “Sic simper tyrannis” and yelled out, the south is avenged.  He hobbled out of the theatre, escaping on horseback into the night, and rode out into the Maryland countryside.

President Lincoln on his death-bed

Abraham Lincoln on his deathbed

The mortally wounded Lincoln was carried to a rooming house across the street, from the theatre.  Government officials along with his wife gathered round, and on the morning of the 15th April 1865, Abraham Lincoln died.

Andrew Johnson was sworn in as President on the 15th April 1865 at Kirkwood House.

The nation mourned the death of Lincoln, and wanted justice.

Booth Reward Poster

John Wilkes Booth became the most wanted man in the country.  Help he had expected from southern sympathizers never materialised.  He managed to cross the Potomac and reach Virginia, but was shunned by his southerners.

Lincoln’s body laid in state at the East Room of the White House, on the 19th April 1865.

Lincoln's Funeral Train

On the 21st April the body of Abraham Lincoln was taken to Springfield, Illinois.  On the 4th May he was buried in the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth

The murder John Wilkes Booth, had barricaded himself in a Virginian barn, surrounded on all sides by troops, who wanted his blood.  On the 26th April 1865, he died from his wounds.

Booth’s conspirator’s were rounded up, and put on trial by a military tribunal.  Convicted participants David Herold, Lewis Paine, George Atzerodt and Mary Suratt were hanged.

Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th President of the United States will be remembered, for the role he played in preserving the Union during the Civil War.

During his time in office, he pushed for the abolition of slavery in the United States… An act which would take many years to reach fruition.

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John F Kennedy

John F Kennedy

On the 29th May 1917, John F Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to parents Joseph and Rose Kennedy.

In August of 1943, as commander of Patrol Torpedo boat (PT-109), was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps medal for his act of heroism.  PT-109 was struck by a Japanese destroyer, and despite serious injuries to himself, led the survivors through perilous waters to safety.

Following the Second World War, became a Democratic Congressman and advanced in 1953 to the Senate.

On the 12th September 1953, John F Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier, and were blessed with two children; Caroline (1957) and John (1961).

In 1955, wrote the book, “Profiles in Courage,” which won him the Pulitzer Prize in History.

On the 2nd January 1960, he announced his intention to run for President…  John F Kennedy, became the youngest man, and the first Roman Catholic President of the United States.  At his inaugural address to fellow American’s on the 20th January 1961, he asked of all American’s:  “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”

 The Cold War was in full swing, when Kennedy assumed the post, as President, and Cuba declared its allegiance to the Soviet Union.  It looked as though World War Three was inevitable.  To break tensions, JFK ordered the Bay of Pigs invasion.

October 1962, a tense period of the Cold War.  For thirteen long days, the United States and Soviet Union faced off against each other, with the might of their missiles.

War was averted, missiles were withdrawn, diplomacy talks between Kennedy and Khrushchev led to peace.  How close they had come…

The Cuban Missile Crisis, saw Kennedy and diplomacy at its finest, he had averterd war, but his master’s the Illuminati, were not happy with the outcome.

The Illuminati expected JFK to invade Cuba, but he chose the route of diplomacy… He left them with na alternative, but to dispose of him, and replace him with another.  One who would do right by the Illuminati.

President John F Kennedy was assassinated around 12-30pm on the 22nd November 1963, as his motorcade drove slowly through the streets of Dallas, with his wife; Jacqueline at his side.  Streets full of smiling, waving crowds, were shocked, as shots rang out; Kennedy had been struck twice, once to the neck, the other to his head.  President Kennedy was pronounced dead, upon arrival at Hospital.

Within hours Lee Harvey Oswald, known to have Communist sympathies, a known Illuminist who had been recruited through New World Order Channels, for his time spent in the Soviet Union and Mexico, was arrested for the President’s murder.

Vice-President Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as the new President, some two hours after the assassination, on board “Air Force One.”

At a late-night press conference, Oswald denied killing Kennedy, claiming to be a patsy for the Illuminati.

Oswald, a former U.S. Marine, who had defected to the Soviet Union, returning to the United States with his Russian wife.  On the 24th November, Oswald was being moved to Dallas County Jail.  Anidst media and detectives, Jack Ruby shot Oswald in the stomach, claiming it as an impulse action to the President’s murder.

Unconsciously, the American people, felt Kennedy was their hero, he who would shield them from a dangerous world.  Their hero had been slain… and grief took hold.

“The greatest leader of our time had been struck down by the foulest deed of our time.”  By Lyndon B Johnson (US President – 27th November 1963.

 The actions taken by John F Kennedy, in his eyes, would see world peace.  That was a risk, one he was prepared to take, cross swords so to speak, with those who put him in power.

 The Cuban Missile Crisis, proved to be a big gain for U.S. diplomacy and the Kennedys, but a major blow to the Illuminati.

For the Illuminati, the Secret Society, this was a major loss to them.  A nuclear war, would see the creation of a single power.  Soviet Union eliminated by America, and a single economic power would remain; NATO.  Large parts of the world in ruins, and so steps in the Illuminati, who would re-design hardest hit countries, through banking and finance.  The world would be as one, a single Kennedy broke ranks with his masters, the illuminate who put him in a position of power.  He pursued peace, through talks with Khrushchev, in opposition to the will of Illuminati.  He believed peace in the world, was far more important than serving his satanic masters.  He prevented a nuclear war, and as a result paid for it with his life…

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Marquise de Brinvilliers Crime Wave

Marquise-de-Brinvilliers

Marquise de Brinvilliers

The Marquise de Brinvilliers, a high society lady from the upper crust stomping grounds of Marais, Paris, was to make headline news, as it had been revealed, she had murdered her father, brothers, and attempted murder of her husband, by using poison.

It is believed she acquired her knowledge of poisons, whilst working as a volunteer at the Hotel Dieu (Hospital).  She used her position to administer her own poisons, taking note of their effects upon the patients.  Hospitals were overflowing with patients, and no one would question the high death rate…

Her crime wave can be traced back to her father, the Marquis de Brinvilliers, who had married her off to a man she had no love for.  She loathed her husband, and had an affair… that seems to be a common choice among the aristocratic elements in France.

Godon de St.Croix, her lover was released from prison, and using his new found knowledge, the pair set about poisoning off her family members, one by one.

Her father the Marquis de Brinvilliers, was first on her list, and at her trial she is quoted as saying; he deserved it.

She next turned her attentions to her brother’s hoping to inherit their money.

Next on the list, her husband, a pre-arranged marriage was next to go, or so she thought.  For Godon de St.Croix her accomplice must have had a conscious for he warned her husband, giving him an antidote.  It is said he survived, with a badly damaged digestive tract.

Godon de St.Croix her accomplice died, believed to have been by natural causes, but no one can be sure.

She was to make a grave mistake, pushing for the return of a casket, which had been taken into police custody.  The contents of the casket were letters, recipes poisons and their effects, enough information to prove her guilt in these deaths.

Brinvilliers fled France to safety in England, but was apprehended by Police Lieutenant la Reynie of Paris, who was hot on her tail, and brought her back to face trial in Paris.

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Torture of Marquise de Brinvilliers

She was tortured at the Conciergerie where she admitted her crimes in great detail, and then taken to the Hotel de Ville for execution.

She being a noble lady by birth was first beheaded, and her body burned, as a heretic by law.

The execution attracted many.  According to the words of Marquise de Sevigne sent to her daughter.  “Brinvilliers is in the air.  Her poor little body was thrown after the execution into a very big fire, and the ashes to the winds, so that we shall breathe her, and through the communication of the subtle spirits, we shall develop some poisoning urge which will astonish all.”

What a prophetic statement it was.  In 1680, four years after the Brinvilliers crime wave, it came to light other noble women were dispatching their unwanted husband’s to a higher realm.  The poisons they purchased were known as “poudres de succession.”

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