In yesterday's 5th November post I managed to get back to Glencoe, courtesy of Alan McGee, Tony Blair's dinner party at Chequers, Dame Judi Dench, and Jimmy Savile - the latter owning a property there.
Yesterday was Guy Fawkes Day, an event which originally commemorated a foiled ploy to assassinate (Protestant) King, James 1st and 6th in 1605. Before long though, the celebrations became a focus for "anti-Catholic sentiment". Although Bible reviser and promoter James was a Protestant, his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, was Catholic. Mary was decapitated. wiki
Glencoe was the scene of an infamous massacre back in 1692, the unfortunate MacDonalds being late to pledge allegiance to the new joint monarchs of the UK, William of Orange and Mary. It may well have been a blood sacrifice.
William and Mary were crowned joint monarchs of the United Kingdom on 11th April 1689, a date we shall return to.
William and Mary led the Glorious Revolution.
William arrived in the UK on 5th November 1688
TV newsman, Jeremy Paxman, just last February, savaged a student for giving the wrong answer to a question concerning William of Orange on the television programme, University Challenge. It was quite out of character, Paxman being branded rude, nasty, and a bully. Universally Challenged
Jeremy Paxman recently interviewed Russell Brand on Newsnight re revolution, given Russell's recent essay in the New Statesman. Russell suggested that no one should vote for any political party as part of his strategy.
Yesterday, the BBC reported that Jeremy Paxman announced he did not vote in a recent election because he "thought the choice was unappetising". He also noted that Brand had an "irresistible quality".
Last night saw a demonstration outside Buckingham Palace by the Anonymous movement, part of a larger global protest. Many attendees were attired, as they often are, in Guy Fawkes masks. Russell Brand was there. BBC
Andy Murray was in the mail on line yesterday as part of his new autobiography promotion. The article was headlined "It's just too hard": Andy Murray reveals why he never talks about the Dunblane massacre in interviews." Andy also explains how he was touched to hear a pastor had used his story to comfort the family of a child killed in Sandy Hook.
The Dunblane school gymnasium, scene of the carnage, was demolished on 11th April 1996.
On the same date, Lord Cullen, who was overseeing the enquiry into the mass-murder allegedly carried out by Thomas Hamilton, received an anonymous letter questioning "masonic ruses" and a cover up. Destiny's Child
Some say that the freemasons were re-spawned here in Scotland via the Knight's Templar, an organisation which the Catholic Church had suppressed elsewhere.
|Much on the skull as a symbol and the Knights Templar - The Untold Tale of the Templar Shining Ones