Retro Forteana article on "Consipiracy History" by Andrew May
is the title of my latest book, which was published by Bretwalda Books
last month. As the name suggests, it’s all about historical conspiracies
– a subject that is usually ignored by conspiracy theorists. It
shouldn’t be, though, because it really helps their case. The more you
look at history, the more you realize that conspiracies are an
inseparable part of human nature.
I started thinking along these lines a year ago, around the time of the
50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. There were a lot of articles
in the mainstream media about all the associated conspiracy theories,
mostly of a sneeringly skeptical nature. The question they never seemed
to ask themselves was: “Are there historical precedents for the kinds of scenario proposed by the conspiracy theorists?” When I looked into it, I discovered there were plenty – from the
assassinations of Philip II of Macedon and Conrad of Jerusalem to those
of Henri IV of France and Abraham Lincoln...
Read the whole thing HERE