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
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Product DescriptionPreface 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.
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.