Prince Charles explains 'pebble theatre'.
Don Pierson [right]
explains how a young
Prince Charles made a
request to join the
Radio London fan club.
Prince Charles explains 'pebble theatre'.
Don Pierson [right]
explains how a young
Prince Charles made a
request to join the
Radio London fan club.
This article was first published in November 2010, and
it is where our story comes together in the year 1994:
OF DRUGS, DOCUMENTS AND PSEUDO STATES:
THE ODD STORY OF
THE MISSING BROADCASTING SHIP
You can read the complete ORIGINAL article Online free of charge at:
CAVEAT - PLEASE READ - IF YOU DO NOT READ ALL OF THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Beware of various YouTube videos that exist on the Internet which contain snippets from news broadcasts which repeat false claims that the ship called 'Sarah' was named after a song, when in fact it was the first name of Weiner's wife which had been crudely painted on the ship to disguise its true name of 'Lichfield I', which was still registered in Panama as the legal owner.
The mv 'Lichfield I' was never registered in Honduras as the mv 'Sarah'. Alan Weiner installed the first shortwave transmitter on board the mv 'Ross Revenge', which is where he first met an American dj calling himself 'John Ford' (John Hungerford). Weiner used John Hungerford to raise money for his 'RNI' station, and he also use John Hungerford to obtain a provisional license under false pretenses from a New York office representing the government of Honduras. From the very beginning, the station that Malcolm Smith came to call 'Radio Caroline' was linked to Weiner's 'RNI', and later, to Michael Bates' fake State called 'Sealand'.
It is all one story!
The person who put a stop to this fraud, is Genie Baskir.
Genie worked with her own associates in cooperation with James Murphy representing the UK Crown, and USA Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission attorney, after she had personally become a financial victim of the Weiner fraud with its international ramifications.
Anoraks who daydream about broadcasting from marine bases in 'international waters' try to raise money by soliciting venture capital by publishing false statements and soliciting money under false pretenses, or they involve themselves with known financial fraudsters who have existing criminal records!
Genie Baskir helped law enforcement in both the UK and USA to put a stop to all of this.
The reason why charges were dropped by the USA/FCC, were connected to the then forthcoming raid by the UK/DTI, against the mv 'Ross Revenge'. It falsely claimed to be the home of a station called 'Radio Caroline' that began with an operation which existed from 1964 to 1967. There was no connection, and claims that are still being made to support this lie, are being promoted by Malcolm Smith who calls himself 'Peter Moore', and that he represents of an ongoing operation in 2023 which he calls 'Radio Caroline'.
Having shut down (twice) the illegal operation calling itself 'Radio Newyork International', and then, with James Murphy of the UK/DTI helping to shut down the illegal operation called 'Radio Caroline', there was no need to argue moot points in US and UK courts over the subject of offshore broadcasting. It was totally dead!
This included James Murphy stopping the false claims about an old WWII tower.
James Murphy representing the UK Crown, worked in tandem with and the USA FCC to establish in a case brought before a US FCC Administrative Court, that claims about that disused UK structure which had popularly become known as 'Sealand', were totally false, and that any illegal activity regarding broadcasting from 'Rough Tower' as it was identified by the UK Crown, would be subject to the full force of enforcement by the UK Crown Prosecution Service. When Roy Bates discovered that his own son Michael had participated with Weiner to cause this verdict to be entered as precedent, he was furious. But it was too late. The verdict was rendered in court and it still stands today.
Please refrain from spreading more misinformation, by if necessary, drawing attention to the work of Genie Baskir regarding her continuing investigation into offshore international broadcasting.
Abstract from the Original Article:
A Japanese ship was purchased by a company in Panama and impounded off the coast of the USA with an illicit cargo of drugs on board. The ship was sold by the U.S. Government for US$100 over a public holiday under dubious circumstances. This vessel became home to a U.S. ‘pirate radio’ station twice, after its name, ownership and registration had been laundered more than once, and it then became the center stage prop for the climax of a major Hollywood motion picture where it was blown up. U.S. Government paperwork never explained what happened to the drugs, or the vessel, or why after destruction, the government of Panama maintained its original ship registration.
Here are keywords in the article:
marijuana; illicit drugs; Lichfield I; Panama; General Noriega; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Customs; Frank Ganter; U.S. Federal Communications Commission; Alan Weiner; Yonkers, New York; Radio Newyork International (RNI); “Sarah”; Boston (Maine); Radio Caroline; shortwave; North Sea; Principality of Sealand; James Murphy, Roy Bates; Michael Bates; MGM; “Blown Away” (movie).
Authors’ caveat: This specific work, an adaptation of a presentation made at the “East-West Cultural Passage Conference: American Studies Reconsidered” (23 April, 2010) in Sibiu, relies upon court proceedings; government documents; maritime records, first-hand interviews, correspondence and diaries of events originally constructed as part of an investigation.
Over time, biased sources intentionally obfuscated facts in order to cloud both the political and legal ramifications which could have arisen from this particular episode of offshore radio broadcasting. The resulting conclusions are therefore somewhat contradictory; are certainly unsatisfactory, and prevent the full application of reason leading to complete resolution within this article alone.
The reader is thus pointed to other writings by the authors that together fill out related aspects of the story, such as: "Puppets on Strings: How American Mass Media Manipulated British Commercial Radio Broadcasting" Romanian Journal of English Studies 6 (2009): 60-69 (Romanian Society of English and American Studies,. Timisoara [RO]: Editura Universitatii de Vest); “The Pedigree of America’s Constitution: An Alternative Explanation,” British and American Studies (University of the West, Timisoara) 14 (2008): 217-26; “Citizen or Subject? An Overlooked Reconsideration of a Fundamental Question in U.S. Constitutional Law,” British and American Studies (University of the West, Timisoara) 13 (2007): 163-74; “Prophecies of Dystopic ‘Old World, New World’ Transitions Told: ‘The World Tomorrow’ Radio Broadcasts to the United Kingdom, 1965-1967,” New/Old Worlds: Spaces of Transition Rodica Mihăilă and Irina Grigorescu Pană (Eds.). Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2007 (pp. 205-23); and, “London: My Hometown” Proceedings of the International Meta-Conference, “Representations of London in Literature and the Arts, 19-21 October, 2001.” (Sibiu: “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu/Anglophone Society of Romania/British Council, Romania): 234-277.
EXTRACT: Weiner and his supporters were brought into court in New York where some time later on appeal against the original verdict, argument was made by their defense attorney that involved the British ‘pirate station’ Radio Caroline.
This station could, under certain conditions, be heard on the US broadcasting band. But its shortwave service was operated by a California religious organization, and its signal was intended for international coverage. By applying the FCC determination against RNI to Radio Caroline, it brought the question of those North Sea signals within the purview of the FCC.
Now that the question of Radio Caroline had been raised in this case, it caused an international embarrassment for the FCC that required an international remedy. Subsequently, on August 19, 1989, Radio Caroline was knocked off the air following a raid by Dutch and British governmental agents following consultation with the FCC, and the person leading the British team had earlier offered evidence in a case against Weiner in which he was attempting to get another broadcasting license from the FCC.
Weiner had gained his knowledge of offshore broadcasting from Radio Caroline after he made a visit to its ship anchored in the North Sea, and while there, he met a DJ and fellow American named John Hungerford. After Weiner returned to the USA he was later joined by Hungerford who became Weiner’s primary fundraiser in the RNI project.
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. USA vs. Allan H. Weiner, Joseph Paul Ferraro, Randall Ripley a/k/a Randi Steele, Hank Hayes, Richard Hertz, John Hungerford and John Doe, all d/b/a Radio Newyork International ("RNI"). Case Number 89-1211. Appellant Brief, page 21:
Appellants respectfully submit that this ruling creates a dangerous precedent in that it allows the government potentially to reach out and control broadcasters anywhere in the world as long as their broadcasts are able to be picked up somewhere within the borders of the United States. Does the FCC thus have power to shut down all broadcasts from the Caroline, a broadcast vessel moored in the North Sea, based upon a claim that signals from that vessel's radio broadcasts were picked up, however briefly and even if creating no interference, somewhere in this country?
This third manifestation of the offshore broadcasting station began in 1983. For the origins of the original between 1964-1967, see: “Puppets on Strings: How American Mass Media Manipulated British Commercial Radio Broadcasting,” by the authors in the Romanian Journal of English Studies 6/2009.
Weiner agreed to a Restraining Order without time limitations and he agreed that he would not broadcast again until the question of broadcasting from international waters was resolved by the USA. Rather than abide by the spirit of the agreement, however, he attempted to go only by the words on paper. Weiner thus flew to England and met Michael Bates, whose eccentric father Roy had commandeered a former British WWII fort built upon a barge that had been towed into place over a sandbar and then sunk in place.
(Originally the structure was outside of British territorial waters, but it was later brought under the laws of the United Kingdom when its territorial waters were extended to twelve miles offshore.)
Bates claimed that the UK had abandoned its sovereignty over HM Fort Rough, and that he had inherited that same sovereignty, and then declared his wife the ‘Princess of Sealand’. Originally this idea had been concocted in a pub as a form of mimicry because Prince Charles had been invested by his mother Queen Elizabeth as the Prince of Wales, and therefore Bates later came to call that sunken barge with its hollow legs and platform the Principality of Sealand.
Weiner secured an agreement with Michael Bates in which he entered into a sham contract pretending to sell RNI, in exchange for publicizing Sealand in the USA over his airwaves and operating the ship under the flag of ‘Sealand.’ Roy Bates did not approve of this action and he hinted that his son had committed ‘treason’.
Although Weiner never had access to a ‘Sealand’ flag he instructed another friend to resume transmissions off the coast of New York. The USA reacted as before and ordered RNI to cease transmissions, and the lone caretaker/captain/crewmate/broadcaster at first made the statement that it was a vessel registered in the ‘Principality of Sealand’. But when U.S. officials on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter that was standing by implied that they would board the ship if necessary, Weiner, who was on a radio phone onshore instructed his friend to comply and close down the station. When this issue eventually came before an FCC Administrative Court in 1991, the USA turned for testimony to the person who led the British raid to close down Radio Caroline.
On January 13, 1989, James Murphy, a UK special investigator on behalf of the ancient temporal office of Official Solicitor, and on loan from the Department of Trade and Industry, Radio Investigation Unit, submitted to the FCC a sworn statement. Murphy reported that he had personally undertaken surveillance by air and sea of “the old wartime Flak Fort which is situated off the Port of Harwich in the United Kingdom.” He concluded that ‘Sealand’ “is not in the eyes of the United Kingdom a Sovereign Nation and has no powers to register a ship.”
A FCC Board Member took note of Murphy’s report and the duplicity of Weiner while reviewing the case, and concluded:
On the evidence before us, and the tedious pathology it irradiates, it looks that Weiner cannot decide whether he is Hook or Peter Pan, but we have absorbed from Mr. Barrie’s fabliau to ‘never smile at a crocodile’.
Weiner seemed to create a trail of destruction by blowing up the dreams of others. By claiming Radio Caroline as a legal defense in the RNI case, it resulted in the same James Murphy leading an Anglo-Dutch raid on Radio Caroline vessel just a few months later on August 19, 1989. Then, when Weiner created a legal ruling by a federal Administrative Court on January 29, 1992 that Sealand was not a nation, it undermined Bates’ financial support. In July 2000 another American created an international media stir when he announced that he was establishing a ‘data haven’ on Rough Tower. But when it came to his attention that the FCC court ruling had exposed Bates’ claim to sovereignty as a sham, he pulled the plug.
You can read the complete article Online free of charge at:
The FCC Administrative Court File referred to is No. BPIB-840904MZ - Decision by Review Board Member Norman B. Blumenthal, January 29, 1992, p.3.
The authors, through their colleague Paul Byford living in the Chelmsford area of Essex, England, obtained numerous statements from the Home Office, Crown Estate, Ministry of Defence, Department of Trade and Industry, as well as the Cabinet 1st Meeting Minutes Misc. 163(68), taken from copy No.12, which demonstrated that as early as 1968, Roy Bates was considered to be an illegal squatter with “a local reputation as a colorful adventurer persecuted by authority.”
Weiner removed the equipment and reinstalled it aboard another ship named Fury. Our associate Genie Baskir caused that vessel to be boarded and the equipment was removed by the FCC and destroyed by an In Rem court proceeding.
The movie 'Blown Away' was released in 1994.
It was in May 1994 that the District Attorney in Westchester County, New York State who had been investigating our case involving Weiner and the Lichfield I, was suddenly taken off that case to deal with an investigation into the sudden appearance of two halves of one corpse deposited 20 miles apart as a result of a murder in Florida.
That murder is directly tied to the timetable of this story and events the surrounding it.
The complete story will become the core of a forthcoming book which should be available in August of this year. It will open the door to a series of works that will explain how this research project has uncovered an amazing chain of events concerning the development of mass media in both the USA and the UK, that the British Broadcasting Corporation has so far managed to hide from its audience.
From false information filed at Companies House, and fake information to solicit money for a rusting hulk, the anorak community of 2022 is all set to charge into 2023 with more of the same old rubbish that Ronan O'Rahilly told stupid fans and hack writers about the origins of 'Radio Caroline' back in the Sixties.
It was a scam then, and it is a bigger scam now.
'Radio Caroline' of the Sixties died on August 14, 1967, and its ships were towed away in March 1968. But there are web sites all over the Internet parroting the same old lies spun by Ronan O'Rahilly which are now being promoted by Malcom Smith who calls himself Peter Moore.
It is time for the lies to stop and for the truth to be told.
If Malcolm Smith wants to start his own business called 'Radio Caroline' that's fine, but it is not fine for him to lie to the public with a fake story in order to solicit money. The same goes for the rust bucket hulk called 'Ross Revenge'. The fact is that everyone who is claiming that 'Radio Caroline' is a continuation of events from the Sixties is telling a lie.
It is a scam.
It is a fraud.
It is a lie.
The cold hard case file of documented proof is coming in 2023!
Mike Leonard did a good job in producing a huge encyclopedia years ago, but then he produced a rubbish book and an absurd site for aging anoraks who have forgotten to tie their shoelaces - if their minders allow them to have shoelaces.
Here's the problem:
Like others of his ilk, Mike keeps copying from us but not accrediting us. We write to him but he does not respond. So he ends up with egg on his face by crediting more mythology (lies) supporting the Ronan O'Rahilly really big lie that Ronan O'Rahilly created Radio Caroline and named it after Caroline Kennedy.
But the fact is that Mike Leonard is not doing any homework. He is cutting and pasting without verifying the work of others - including us!
Our research is continuing, but we make mistakes, and idiots repeat our past mistakes - which we have already corrected because of continuing research. Our methodology is very similar to cold case crime detectives who are now going back in time over 50 years and reviewing old dead case files. They are finding answers and sending criminals to prison - 50 years later. Advances in technology have made all this possible, but lazy plagiarists just cut and past old information!
We have now reached the point of knowing that although Radio Caroline that existed from March 1964 to March 1968 on board its original two ships, it was itself a story of many episodes.
The first episode ended on October 15, 1964.
The second episode which Mike Leonard's misinformation "museum" refers to in the section above, began in October 1964 and lasted until the end of 1965, and then a third episode followed on which was followed by a fourth episode and the two original ships were towed away by Wisjmuller.
There was an overlap of events between episodes as one episode morphed into a new episode.
Mike Leonard and Paul Rusling would have you believe that there was just one episode and that "Caroline continues into 2023", when it 'officially' died on August 14, 1967, and gave up the ghost in March 1968, never to return. It was dead.
But, since there were many episodes between 1964 and 1968, there were many stages of its existence. One stage that never existed was the king-maker Ronan O'Rahilly stage. He was always just a useful fool and nothing more. He was even stupid enough to trap his recitals in his own fake tales. That is what liars do.
But when he got to 1965, young Ronan O'Rahilly was about to become a useful fool for the Mafia, and he did, and he was then totally trapped. In those days people never said "no" to the Mafia - once they got into bed with them.
The really big lie is that Ronan O'Rahilly was anything more than a 'useful fool' for a lot of people.
The man who did really well out of his brief connection to Radio Caroline, and we do mean really, really well, used its episode two, but this person has not even been mentioned by any of the anorak misinformation sites. Even Paul Rusling in the work he stole from us does not know, because WE did not know until fairly recently. We did not understand these episodes and just who was pulling the strings. Now we know.
The reason why we now only hint at what we know - prior to publishing it - is because of people like Paul Rusling and Mike Leonard. They are vain-glorious little plagiarists who take without permission and screw everything up by misleading everyone who reads their rubbish, and it is rubbish and it is very, very misleading.
So we would like to tell you more about what we know, but we can't. Even Malcolm Smith is pumping out rubbish on the air and on his web site which he seems to recognize is rubbish because he has now denounced Ronan O'Rahilly as a liar and a crook, while still preaching the lie that Ronan O'Rahilly was anything more than a useful fool.
Hopefully we will be able to begin pulling back the curtain to begin revealing all of our new research in 2023.
In the meantime, ask yourself this:
If the 'Jack Spector Show' was sponsored by 'Roulette', then where are the commercials in the airchecks, and why is there advertising in a British paper offering to sell sponsorship?
Yes, Morris Levy of Roulette was involved, but the question YOU need to ask is this:
"How was Morris Levy involved?", and the companion question: "who involved him?" followed by the BIG question: "why?"
Please use the button above to read and announcement about the new part-work series.
If you are wondering why our revelations are being posted here while our own investigation continues, it is because we already have had experiences similar to the one you see and hear about when you click this button ....
It appears that Malcolm Smith, who runs a business of his own using the name of 'Caroline', is unaware of the amount of money and time invested in our research project by our team. He seems to think it is the work of one person.
But the invested monetary value of this project is protected by a registered name owned by a team, and not by one person.
This project is rapidly reaching the stage where part-publishing can begin. It is such a huge research project that it cannot be compiled as a single volume with supporting proof in the form of references. That is why we opted for a series of part-work publications. Given the fact that it is now late in the year, we have also chosen to wait until the New Year, and given the first title and its relationship to the month of March, we think that would be the appropriate time to make it available.
However, Smith's public and published comments about this work seem to reflect an ignorance of our companion Blog. That is where he will find additional comments updating the progress of our investigation. He can find the link above, it is identified by the button marked 'Fragile Forum'.
You will notice that the original title of the part-work series will be used, and it seems that this is what is really troubling Smith. He is afraid that what we are about to publish in a related series of interlocking series part-works, will have an extremely negative effect upon his own future plans which are also based upon the original lie spun by Ronan O'Rahilly.
Smith admits to the world with each moment that passes when the young image of Ronan O'Rahilly continues to appear in the top-right-hand corner of his own 'Caroline' web site. He supports that image with a totally fake 'history' that he wrote about the creation of 'Radio Caroline'.
On one hand Smith writes in agreement with our summation of the character of Ronan O'Rahilly, and then, with his other hand, he writes more rubbish to support the lies spun by Ronan O'Rahilly.
Malcolm should immediately play safe and rename his entire business venture 'Radio Smith' and then "run 500 miles and 500 more" to get clear of the days when Rachman, the Krays and other wonders of the seamy side of London life, were names that appeared daily in the press.
Back in the Sixties, even they did not seem to have an overwhelming sexual fascination with under-age human beings. But some offshore radio disc jockeys did, and that is a fact supported by criminal convictions and prison records.
As for Ronan O'Rahilly, well there is no way of knowing why a 5 years-old and biologically unrelated girl seems to have motivated his own life.
As we have previously explained, what began as a basic answer to a basic question has now become a massive educational project providing a lot of answers to deliberately obscured information, and rebutting the really silly vanity publishers who mislead their gullible buyers. We, on the other hand, have not asked the public for money by donations or by sales in order to fund our research. Our research has been a self-funded charitable undertaking in the public interest.
But we are rapidly approaching the moment when we can begin launching a membership organization and commence commercial sales. But not yet, because our research is currently continuing.
One aspect of our research has revealed that in the instance of 'Radio Caroline', even the original deceivers employed to mislead, then split into two different camps.
One of them was focused upon the person of Ronan O'Rahilly. He developed a total fictitious storyline and a very unhealthy interest in a 5 years of age little girl named Caroline Kennedy. Others who had similar interests in the music business and shared similar interests with Ronan O'Rahilly in the behavior of underage girls, have included disc jockeys such as Jimmy Saville, as well as a bevy of other disc jockeys. Some of whom are now in prison.
Another group also mislead, but they did so without attaching themselves to O'Rahilly's unhealthy interest in a little girl. One such group was led by Ian Cowper Ross who created a new persona for himself, but using methods involving the creation of his own fictitious family in order to conceal his real family connections to the British Establishment.
On one site we will be showing who the deceivers were, and on another site we will be providing an overview of what we now know as the true story, and this will serve as a primer for what will later follow in a new member organization with publications and recordings.
In line with our prior announcement, we are now concentrating on producing the first overview book of our omnibus story which will be accompanied over time by a series of part works that will provide supporting documentation in the form of a part-work library of books.
Having now sounded out those who have stolen from our work in the past, who tried to cobble square pegs into round holes of fiction of their own creation, it is now time to reveal that much of the existing work about the origins of 'Radio Caroline' that appeared on 'Wikipedia', were created by our team - before we stumbled across the true and previously hidden story of that radio station. These details will be revealed in our overview book, which will of course explain who stole from us, why they stole from us, and how they refused to do their own research, which then led them to rely upon information that we later discovered was only part of the real and complete story about British broadcasting.
This information update is provided so that everyone who wants to know the real story will soon have that information made available to them in book format. It also serves as a warning to all those who have been publishing misleading information in the form of vanity books and magazines that their exposure will also will be forthcoming.
Now that "The BBC" has been pushed forward as the image of the United Kingdom, rather than the shambles of the monarchy (since Charles has not had time to make a mark on paper), "The BBC" has been brought forward as a substitute.
But like the UK Crown in 2022 (which Charles represents), "The BBC" is also putting forward the ridiculous idea that 95 equals 100.
How else could "The BBC" claim to be celebrating a Century on air?
It has only been on air and in existence for 95 years.
That is a fact.
We are now using their own absurd, illogical and totally fictitious claim against them. The present operatives hiding behind the initials "BBC" are doing so for one reason, and that is that the present operatives who share those initials are not one hundred years old. The British Broadcasting Corporation is only 95 years old. But by referring to 'BBC' instead of the name of the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation, these operatives are trying to get the dumb 'BBC' listeners and viewers to believe that 'BBC' means British Broadcasting Corporation and that those letters have always meant British Broadcasting Corporation - even when they stood for British Broadcasting Company Limited.
The missing five years were occupied by the British Broadcasting Company Limited.
The entity called the British Broadcasting Company Limited was finally would-up in 1929 by none other than John Reith. He was wearing two hats and he acted quite illegally, because legally he could not serve two masters at the same time who both had common interests.
The fact is, that "The BBC" by its own definition regarding the falsity of its claims about its own longevity, is an entity founded upon lies and obfuscation.
"The BBC" claims that it is "your BBC", but it is not. It was the creation of the Crown and you have no control over the mythology it spins about itself and the world at large.
That is why we are exposing their big lie.
To achieve that end we are currently working on a single volume which will date from the birth of broadcasting by following key figures. It is not a complicated story unless you want to make it a complicated story.
The line we are following is tracing only three generations that will go from events leading up to the broadcast by Dame Melba in 1920 over radio station 'MZX', to the voice of Paul Kaye telling listeners that "Radio London is now closing down".
This book will be supported by a part-series of books containing documentation.
Details about this initial overview book, including its title, will be released within coming months, and will be published in 2023.
King Charles III seems to be a harmless latecomer to the throne of the United Kingdom, because as perception is currently received, King Charles III is but an aging and eccentric individual whose is monarch by the grace of the current Members of Parliament at Westminster. But if you believe any of that, except for the bit about his age and eccentricity, you would be wrong in your perception of real life in 2022 as lived.
We should begin by addressing the numbers after the name of Charles Windsor, and then take a detailed look at the throne upon which he has now been told to occupy.
His mother, Queen Elizabeth II was only the second Queen Elizabeth to occupy the throne of the Kingdom of England, because there had never been a previous Queen Elizabeth who occupied the throne of the Kingdom of Scotland.
However, Queen Elizabeth II became Queen of the United Kingdom, and not Queen of two individual kingdoms, and her mother Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was Queen of the United Kingdom from December 1936 to February 1952, and as the wife of King George VI, she was the first Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. But when her daughter, who was also the daughter of the deceased King George VI became Queen, she did indeed become Queen Elizabeth II.
But this is where Charles runs into a problem because there had never, ever been a King Charles I, nor a King Charles II of the United Kingdom. Charles Windsor, son of Queen Elizabeth II, was the first King Charles to sit upon the throne of the United Kingdom. This is where perception of the monarchy becomes a deliberately confused mess.
The supporters of Scottish Independence refer to the merger of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Scotland when complaining that Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was only the first Queen of the Kingdom of Scotland, but that is of course a lie. There was no Kingdom of Scotland in 1952, and that is when Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne. But there had been a Queen Elizabeth I of the United Kingdom, and she was the mother of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
So why is the present, and as yet un-coronated King Charles calling himself the third when numbers one and two never existed? Well, this is where the folks who want to reestablish the Kingdom of Scotland, if only temporarily to untangle it from its union with the Kingdom of England, then come out to play with past of events of yesterdays gone by.
To understand this mess, it is necessary to look back to when King VI of Scotland went down to London, England and created an anomaly. Because this same human being then became King James I of England, while still ruling the Kingdom of Scotland. There were two separate kingdoms, not one kingdom.
But the Privy Councils of both kingdoms had to keep their King James I of England who was originally King James VI of Scotland, and separately retained his occupation of that throne, from trying to promote himself as the King of Great Britain. That is the geographical name for the main island that both England and Scotland occupy.
After James his son took over, and he had a go at calling himself the King of Great Britain But since there was no such kingdom, he not only failed, but he made a lot of people very angry: so, in 1649 they chopped his head off.
Then the Kingdom of England morphed into a kind of military dictatorship as a quasi-republic. But up north, the Kingdom of Scotland would have none of it, and so under the name of Covenanters, this group began to wage yet another in an ongoing series of civil wars aimed at the dictatorship based in London, England.
This time they were fighting against the man who emerged as a military dictator, and his name is Oliver Cromwell. When the Covenanters got hold of the son of the executed King Charles, they converged on Scone Palace in Scotland where the kings of Scotland had all been crowned.
Their idea was to crown him, King Charles II. So, the republican forces under Oliver Cromwell charged into Scotland and tried to arrest or kill this would-be Charles II.
But too late. When they got to Scone, the Covenanters who had also raised an army fled with their own King Charles II of Great Britain. Of course, he had been crowned king of a country that did not exist. His father had only been crowned King of England, and separately became King of Scotland. There never was a King Charles I of Great Britain.
In time, the Covenanters were defeated, and the former Kingdom of Scotland was merged into (for want of a simple name) the new Republic of England. So, Scotland, for a time, became a part of this same united republic. But then, Oliver Cromwell the dictator died, and Cromwell's son did not want the job.
Into that political void General George Monck rushed down from the territory of Scotland with his own army, and he placed the son of the executed King Charles on the throne in London as King Charles II. Monck then arranged for a coronation in England, but only a proclamation in Scotland.
Monck has switched sides and was well rewarded for being a traitor. Over in what would become the War for Independence led by George Washington, another General named Benedict Arnold who fought under General Washington, came to the erroneous conclusion that the American rebels would lose, so, adopting the code name of 'Monck' he too switched sides and fought for the British. Of course, the British lost and so did Arnold. He then went down in American history books as a traitor, while in British history books the real General Monck went down as a hero. But those events were all in the future.
To slam the lid of censorship upon the story of the British republic under Cromwell, Monck and his puppet Charles created a General Post Office (GPO) to weed out any disloyal communications. They also enacted a criminal law called an 'Act of Oblivion' to prevent anyone from referring to anything that took place between 1649 (when King Charles was executed), and 1660, which is when Monck placed Charles II on the throne of England.
Up in Scotland the independent Kingdom of Scotland was revived without a coronation. Then Charles II died, and his brother James was put on the throne in England as James II, but up in Scotland he was already James VII. That is up until 1688, because that is when the Dutch under William of Orange invaded England James had to flee when William and his wife Mary took over both thrones as well as the separate Kingdom of Ireland.
After William died, this mess resulted in the daughter of James who had fled, being put on the two independent thrones of England and Scotland. Then the long-touted 'merger' took place and Queen Anne became the last Queen of England and the last Queen of Scotland the first Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The year was 1707, and in 1776 when a German King George III occupied the throne once occupied by Anne, the thirteen North American colonies declared independence.
By the time that the calendar had moved on to 1801, the Kingdom of Great Britain then merged the former Kingdom of Ireland into its membership. The last big jump was in 1923, after most of Ireland had freed itself from the grip of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It left behind only a handful of its northern counties under the control of London.
So now we come back to Charles III and ask: who is he?
He is not King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which has only existed since 1923, because that entity never had a King Charles I or a King Charles II.
So, who is he?
More important, with all of these various coup d'états taking place, who has really been running the show, and who is now running the show?
The answer is the highly secretive core of the Privy Council's Judiciary Committee. They control the money, and the money controls the legal system of 'might make right'.
Today this body hides behind a bogus past; the English laws creating the GPO and the 'Act of Oblivion' which is illogically smothered by the term 'Interregnum' Add to that the various 'Official Secrets Acts', and the forced creation of a broadcasting Trust which was replaced by a Crown corporation sole entity called the British Broadcasting Corporation. To manage all that the Crown hired John Reith, and Reith's dad was a minister or religion who seemed to love singing a song about the glories of the 'Covenanters'.
In short, the United Kingdom is a bogus entity whose creators became wealthy from an Empire that was built upon the backs of Black slavery. So much for 'Black Lives Matter', because neither 'Black' lives nor the majority of 'White' lives mattered when it came to the totally undemocratic and thuggish rulers of the British Empire. They accumulated wealth which enabled them to build stately homes and palaces, and those tourist destinations mockingly stand as a reminder of the real story behind the creation of the United Kingdom today, and of course its farce concerning its so-called King Charles III.
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