Friday, 21 November 2014

Kaspar Hauser (1828)


Kaspar Hauser (1828)
In May 1828, a boy of about 17 appeared out of nowhere in the town of Nuremberg in Germany. He said his name was Kaspar Hauser, but that was virtually the only useful information he could provide. An anonymous letter he was carrying stated that Kaspar had been put in the writer’s care as a baby on 7 October 1812, and that since that time he had been brought up in virtual isolation from the outside world.
The story of Kaspar Hauser caused a sensation at the time. Some people accused him of being an attention-seeking fraud, while others took his story at face value. He stuck to it doggedly for five years, until he was stabbed to death by person or persons unknown. His mysterious murder, and his strangely secretive upbringing, led many people to speculate that he was the child of a noble family that someone wanted out of the way.
One possibility is that Kaspar was the Grand Duke of Baden’s son, who had been born on 29 September 1812 and supposedly died a few weeks later. The theory is that, rather than dying, the boy was abducted and imprisoned. If this was true, then Kaspar should have inherited the dukedom when his father died in 1818. As it was, though, the title passed sideways to another branch of the family. One of the chief beneficiaries was the Countess of Hochberg, who many people consider the most likely suspect in the case. Recent DNA tests have given tantalizing hints of a link between Kaspar Hauser and the Baden family.

from "Conspiracy History" by Andrew May





Preface by Nick Redfern

JFK, the Bilderberg Group and the New World Order – conspiracy theories abound on today’s internet, but they are nothing new. Taking a long-term view reveals century after century of covert conspiracies, murder plots and political intrigues. The history of the world is riddled with hidden agendas, scheming politicians and secretive organisations.

Did the U.S. government fake the 9/11 terror attacks? Was the British establishment behind the death of Diana, Princess of Wales? Conspiracy theories like these may be a modern phenomenon, but the basic idea – that world events are controlled by cynically duplicitous schemers – is as old as history. When the heir to the English throne died in 1120, they said it was an accident – but it was an accident from which certain people benefited a great deal. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, it was in response to blatant Polish aggression... which just happened to be the work of Nazi soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms. As Niccolò Machiavelli said 500 years ago, “the end justifies the means”. History is often dismissed as a dull subject, but it leaps into all-too-contemporary life when seen through the eyes of a Conspiracy Theorist! This fast-paced account tells you everything you need to know about the convenient accidents, false flag operations and hidden agendas that have shaped the course of history.

CONTENTS

Preface by Nick Redfern

Chapter 1: A brief introduction to conspiracy theories

Chapter 2: False flag incidents

Chapter 3: They acted alone - or did they?

Chapter 4: Hidden agendas

Chapter 5: Convenient deaths

Chapter 6: Secret identities

Chapter 7: The Illuminati and others

Chapter 8: Rewriting history

Chapter 9: Chronology of Conspiracy

About the Author
Andrew May is a former defence scientist with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Manchester University. His thirty year career spanned academia, the civil service and the defence industry. He has worked on advanced technology research in Farnborough, strategic planning in Whitehall and operational analysis for a large defence company. He is now based in the South-West of England where he works as a freelance writer and consultant.


 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

NEW BOOK - A Dinosaur's Guide to Libertarianism








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A book that lays bare the failings of the British political establishmenet and sysem, penned by a famously robust critic of the European Union and its politically correct tyranny.
I have been called “a dinosaur” more times than I can remember - usually by some politically correct policy wonk who can’t be bothered to debate the issues and prefers to insult his opponents. Nothing wrong with dinosaurs. They dominated Earth for over 120 million years. Political correctness has managed 15 years so far.
Classical liberalism and libertarianism is the only possible salvation for mankind, it looks to the future not the past.
This book is about why we are governed or why we are governed in the hopelessly inefficient, corrupt and incompetent way we are. It contains more questions than answers yet I make no apology for that. I believe in the English speaking world in the last hundred years we have stopped asking appropriate questions, without which we can never find answers, right or wrong.

About the Author
Godfrey Bloom is a financial economist who served as a UKIP Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2013. He was born in south London and was educated at his local grammar school. Bloom was a co-author of Wolfson Prize Economics Submission with Professor Pat Barron and Professor Philipp Bagus. He warned that credit agencies would be "castrated" by too much regulation of the EU. In the 1990s he was part of the British government’s regulatory consultancy panel. Never one to shy away from controversy, Bloom was ejected from London’s Mansion House in 2009 for heckling Lord Turner for giving staff bonuses - thus becoming the first man to be ejected since John Wilkes in the late-18th century.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

A Young Pretender


A young pretender (1487)
Ten years before Perkin Warbeck’s rebellion, Henry VII had to deal with another pretender to the throne. This was a rather different situation, though. Warbeck, whether he was an impostor or the real thing, was the instigator of his own rebellion. In the earlier case, however, the claimant to the throne was a ten year old boy named Lambert Simnel. He was just a puppet in the affair, selected because his facial features resembled those of the royal family. The brains behind the plot was Simnel’s tutor – a man named Richard Symonds. He tried to pass the young boy off as a nephew of Richard III, who had a stronger claim to the throne that Henry VII himself.
Symonds managed to pull together a sizeable army to support his claim, but they were defeated at the Battle of Stoke Field in June 1487. Henry VII doesn’t seem to have taken this attempt on his throne very seriously, though – Richard Symonds was merely imprisoned, not executed, while the young Lambert Simnel was given a job in the King’s service.

 from "Conspiracy History" by Andrew May

Get your copy HERE

Preface by Nick Redfern

JFK, the Bilderberg Group and the New World Order – conspiracy theories abound on today’s internet, but they are nothing new. Taking a long-term view reveals century after century of covert conspiracies, murder plots and political intrigues. The history of the world is riddled with hidden agendas, scheming politicians and secretive organisations.

Did the U.S. government fake the 9/11 terror attacks? Was the British establishment behind the death of Diana, Princess of Wales? Conspiracy theories like these may be a modern phenomenon, but the basic idea – that world events are controlled by cynically duplicitous schemers – is as old as history. When the heir to the English throne died in 1120, they said it was an accident – but it was an accident from which certain people benefited a great deal. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, it was in response to blatant Polish aggression... which just happened to be the work of Nazi soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms. As Niccolò Machiavelli said 500 years ago, “the end justifies the means”. History is often dismissed as a dull subject, but it leaps into all-too-contemporary life when seen through the eyes of a Conspiracy Theorist! This fast-paced account tells you everything you need to know about the convenient accidents, false flag operations and hidden agendas that have shaped the course of history.

CONTENTS

Preface by Nick Redfern

Chapter 1: A brief introduction to conspiracy theories

Chapter 2: False flag incidents

Chapter 3: They acted alone - or did they?

Chapter 4: Hidden agendas

Chapter 5: Convenient deaths

Chapter 6: Secret identities

Chapter 7: The Illuminati and others

Chapter 8: Rewriting history

Chapter 9: Chronology of Conspiracy

About the Author
Andrew May is a former defence scientist with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Manchester University. His thirty year career spanned academia, the civil service and the defence industry. He has worked on advanced technology research in Farnborough, strategic planning in Whitehall and operational analysis for a large defence company. He is now based in the South-West of England where he works as a freelance writer and consultant.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conspiracy-History-World-Theorists/dp/1909698873/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416038335&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+conspiracy

Monday, 17 November 2014

New Paperback - The Battle of Brighton

New Paperback - The Battle of Brighton

A book about the bloody Battle of Brighton, one of the lesser known battles of the medieval Hundred Years War between England and France.
In 1377 a powerful French fleet landed an army on the beach at Brighton - then a small fishing village known as Brighthelmstone. The village went up in flames and the French stormed inland to loot, plunder, murder and rape. The local militia mustered at Lewes under local knights and set out to attack the French and exact revenge. The climatic battle was fought just to the east of the modern town centre, with part of the battlefield on the open downs which have changed little since 1377 allowing the course of the fighting to be traced on the ground.
This book brings an exciting new look to the Hundred Years Wars. The course of the campaign is given, but the emphasis is on the Battle of Brighton and the men who fought there. There are detailed analyses of weapons, tactics and strategies, tactical diagrams explain how the troops formed up and moved, and a study of the commanders. The course of the battle is followed with the aid of maps, relating to the ground today. The aftermath of the battle, its effects and importance to the progress of the war are then described.
The “Bretwalda Battles” series has been running with increasing success as printed books and as ebooks for five years.

Contents
Chapter 1 The 100 Years’ War
Chapter 2 Leaders at Brighton
Chapter 3 The Campaign
Chapter 4 The Battle
Chapter 5 Aftermath

About the Author
Leonard James is an author of military books. He comes from a military family that has fought in every major war since at least the Crimean War, and probably before that. His forebears were mostly cavalrymen, though his father served in the RAF. Leonard has made a particular study of battlefields in Britain, walking over dozens of them to get an eye for ground. He has also handled genuine and replica weapons to better understand the use of pre-modern weapons and the men who wielded them.

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Deposed, imprisoned and dead (1471)


When Henry VI came to the throne in 1422 he was less than a year old. Obviously at that time he was just a figurehead, and the country was run by the people around him. But the situation didn’t change as Henry grew up – he remained a puppet throughout his life. In 1461 he was ousted by another claimant to the throne, who was duly crowned as King Edward IV. Less than ten years later, though, the tables were turned – Edward was overthrown by Henry’s supporters. Henry VI was back... but not for long.
In the Spring of 1471, Edward IV regained the throne. Henry was imprisoned in the Tower of London... where he was found dead on 22 May. Did Edward have him murdered? The death of his rival was suspiciously well timed, anyway. Henry left no powerful heirs to challenge Edward for the crown, his only son having been killed in battle a few weeks earlier. Indeed, the official line was that Henry died of grief on hearing of his son’s death – but few people believed that.
Not everyone blamed King Edward, though. In the third and last of the plays that Shakespeare wrote about Henry VI, he has him stabbed to death by Edward’s younger brother – none other than the Bard’s favourite villain, the future Richard III.

from "Conspiracy History" by Andrew May
Get your copy HERE




Product Description

Preface by Nick Redfern

JFK, the Bilderberg Group and the New World Order – conspiracy theories abound on today’s internet, but they are nothing new. Taking a long-term view reveals century after century of covert conspiracies, murder plots and political intrigues. The history of the world is riddled with hidden agendas, scheming politicians and secretive organisations.

Did the U.S. government fake the 9/11 terror attacks? Was the British establishment behind the death of Diana, Princess of Wales? Conspiracy theories like these may be a modern phenomenon, but the basic idea – that world events are controlled by cynically duplicitous schemers – is as old as history. When the heir to the English throne died in 1120, they said it was an accident – but it was an accident from which certain people benefited a great deal. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, it was in response to blatant Polish aggression... which just happened to be the work of Nazi soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms. As Niccolò Machiavelli said 500 years ago, “the end justifies the means”. History is often dismissed as a dull subject, but it leaps into all-too-contemporary life when seen through the eyes of a Conspiracy Theorist! This fast-paced account tells you everything you need to know about the convenient accidents, false flag operations and hidden agendas that have shaped the course of history.

CONTENTS

Preface by Nick Redfern

Chapter 1: A brief introduction to conspiracy theories

Chapter 2: False flag incidents

Chapter 3: They acted alone - or did they?

Chapter 4: Hidden agendas

Chapter 5: Convenient deaths

Chapter 6: Secret identities

Chapter 7: The Illuminati and others

Chapter 8: Rewriting history

Chapter 9: Chronology of Conspiracy

About the Author
Andrew May is a former defence scientist with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Manchester University. His thirty year career spanned academia, the civil service and the defence industry. He has worked on advanced technology research in Farnborough, strategic planning in Whitehall and operational analysis for a large defence company. He is now based in the South-West of England where he works as a freelance writer and consultant.






http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conspiracy-History-World-Theorists/dp/1909698873/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416038335&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+conspiracy

Friday, 14 November 2014

NEW EBOOK - Ghosts of Hereford





Product Description

Hereford is a beautiful and ancient city known for its stunning cathedral and delicious cider - but there are also ghosts, phantoms and spooks of many kinds.
This book looks at the ghosts that haunt this city. Jordan Godwinstone has visited the haunted properties and investigate the spooky goings on. In this book we meet a phantom monk, the most beautiful ghost in England and the enigmatic “Old Hoskins” - among others.
The “Bretwalda Ghost Files” series seeks to look at some of the best known or best authenticated hauntings the have been reported.


About the Author
Jordan Godwinstowe has been studying ghosts for the past 30 years. He began by investigating ghosts to pass the evenings while away from home on business trips, but more recently has been undertaking journeys specifically to carry out investigations into reputedly haunted buildings. He has a vast archive of photos and witness statements about hauntings and ghosts of many different kinds. Now he brings his extensive expertise to bear on the Bretwalda Ghost Files.

Get your copy HERE

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghosts-Hereford-Bretwalda-Ghost-Files-ebook/dp/B00NH0L04A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415958547&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+hereford

Monday, 10 November 2014

Phantom time (1000)


British readers will be well aware that, in parts of the country at least, it’s difficult to dig in the ground without finding traces of the Roman occupation. It may be the remains of a villa, complete with central heating and neatly tiled bathrooms, but more likely it will be a few low value coins. But in either case, it constitutes hard evidence that the Roman Empire really did exist. On the continent the evidence is even more striking, with buildings and engineering works still standing for anyone to see. In Rome itself, the Pantheon and the Colosseum are among the most impressive buildings in Europe.
It’s the same with the written word. Thousands of books and documents survive from the Roman period, whether they’re the work of poets like Ovid and Virgil, historians like Livy and Tacitus or politicians like Cicero and Julius Caesar. Across the whole gamut of human creativity, the story is the same. Whether you’re talking about literature, or art, or science, or engineering, or architecture, or politics, or economics – there’s no doubt the Roman Empire existed.
When it comes to the period following the fall of the Roman Empire, it’s a different matter altogether. There are no great buildings, no aqueducts, no marble sculptures, no centrally-heated bathrooms. You can dig for years without finding a single coin with a date on it between the 7th and 10th centuries. Writings from the period are few and far between, and often only exist in later copies. Hard evidence for the “Early Middle Ages”, as the period is known to historians, is in short supply. You have to take it as a matter of faith.
Or do you? A radical alternative has been suggested by some German scholars – that the Early Middle Ages never existed.

Read more in "Conspiracy History" by Andrew May.
Get your copy HERE

Product Description

Preface by Nick Redfern

JFK, the Bilderberg Group and the New World Order – conspiracy theories abound on today’s internet, but they are nothing new. Taking a long-term view reveals century after century of covert conspiracies, murder plots and political intrigues. The history of the world is riddled with hidden agendas, scheming politicians and secretive organisations.

Did the U.S. government fake the 9/11 terror attacks? Was the British establishment behind the death of Diana, Princess of Wales? Conspiracy theories like these may be a modern phenomenon, but the basic idea – that world events are controlled by cynically duplicitous schemers – is as old as history. When the heir to the English throne died in 1120, they said it was an accident – but it was an accident from which certain people benefited a great deal. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, it was in response to blatant Polish aggression... which just happened to be the work of Nazi soldiers dressed in Polish uniforms. As Niccolò Machiavelli said 500 years ago, “the end justifies the means”. History is often dismissed as a dull subject, but it leaps into all-too-contemporary life when seen through the eyes of a Conspiracy Theorist! This fast-paced account tells you everything you need to know about the convenient accidents, false flag operations and hidden agendas that have shaped the course of history.

CONTENTS

Preface by Nick Redfern

Chapter 1: A brief introduction to conspiracy theories

Chapter 2: False flag incidents

Chapter 3: They acted alone - or did they?

Chapter 4: Hidden agendas

Chapter 5: Convenient deaths

Chapter 6: Secret identities

Chapter 7: The Illuminati and others

Chapter 8: Rewriting history

Chapter 9: Chronology of Conspiracy

About the Author
Andrew May is a former defence scientist with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Manchester University. His thirty year career spanned academia, the civil service and the defence industry. He has worked on advanced technology research in Farnborough, strategic planning in Whitehall and operational analysis for a large defence company. He is now based in the South-West of England where he works as a freelance writer and consultant.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conspiracy-History-World-Theorists/dp/1909698873/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415606569&sr=1-1&keywords=bretwalda+conspiracy