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The English Myth

In 1066, Rome, the head office of the Holy Roman Empire, financed the expedition of William the Conqueror in order to take control of England. The Rome sponsored Kings, mostly of French origin, ruled England right up to the advent of William of Orange in 1689.


During Henry VIII’s reign (1491-1547), England was still not much more than the backwoods of Europe. It had a population of barely 5 million while France had a population of around 20 million. However, around 1550, England’s population started to grow, and London was on the road to becoming a major player in Europe.


It was due, of course, to Henry VIII’s shenanigans. He had wanted to get rid of Catherine of Aragon, but the Pope had refused to grant him the divorce, for he didn’t want to offend the King of Spain who headed a country that was much more important than England at the time.


As we all know, Henry booted out the Pope, and that was the greatest thing that ever happened to England and perhaps the world. Henry wasn’t aware that in doing so he was destroying the country’s financial infrastructure that had been put in place by the Catholic Church. After the fact, he did everything he could to finance his operations, but to no avail, and soon England started depending on private bankers. That was around 1550, and that’s when England, or rather London, started to boom. In time, the bankers who had already established themselves in a Protestant Amsterdam would  join the London bankers. In 1688, together, they financed the William of Orange expedition, established the Parliament in 1689 and the Bank of England in 1694. The bankers, sure of being repaid, were now free to finance the research and development that was needed to launch what is known today as the Industrial Revolution.


Many think, and especially the English, that because of these events and developments the English are a superior race, but they are not any more so than the Russians, the Americans, the Japanese, the Germans or the Chinese. The people of whatever color, race or region are pretty much all the same; they are just used and/or turned into supermen when it serves the bankers’ interests. It could be said that the bankers rule the world and get the people to run it for them. And although they have their head office in the City, they are not English; they are far beyond nationalism and patriotism.


Glorious Revolution-3

For a while, the City financiers in London saw their Dutch counterparts as their enemy and engaged them in several naval battles. However, by the end of the third Anglo-Dutch War, the bankers on both sides realized how futile the whole thing was and they struck a deal. Because of its many advantages, they decided to make the City in London the new financial capital of the world. In 1677, the bankers arranged a marriage between William of the House of Orange and a very unhappy 15-year-old, Mary II of Scotland. Later, in 1688, James II, Mary’s Catholic father, conveniently fled to France and William invaded England without firing a shot, an event known as the Glorious Revolution. Then, in 1689, the Immortal Seven handed the couple the British Crown and the British Parliament was created after William and Mary signed the Bill of Rights, a bill which gave Parliament supreme authority and precluded future royal papist descendants. The final phase occurred in 1694 when the Bank of England was created and when the bankers took control of the British monetary system.

What is never mentioned is that the William-Mary couple was not a union made in heaven. When Mary was introduced to William, she was twelve years old, and she found William quite repulsive. They were married when she was fifteen and she cried throughout the ceremony. She had a very unhappy life, especially while in Amsterdam, where she lived for the first eleven years of her marriage. William had undefined sexual tendencies and he spent most of his time leading a double life away from home. Mary finally made it home to England in 1688. She died at age thirty-two while William ruled Britain and the Netherlands until his death in 1702. They had no children.

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