MAY 24th 2018

On this day

1487; The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel was crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
Then, as today; religion didn't rule OK; however, it played a very important role in the tribal conflict of the pursuit of power.
In the hearts and minds of men - and now women to an even greater extent - the church plies a path of pretentious piousness in the gadabout for gold. NO GOSH

1689; Parliament - as such it was in them days - introduced the Toleration Act.
The Act granted freedom of worship to Nonconformists (i.e. dissenting Protestants) and granted them their own places of worship etc. subject to acceptance of certain oaths of allegiance. In the same year; the 'bill of rights' was passed by william of Orange - a dutchman who gained the throne of england and NI by paying plebs to slap head.
Proddies were in again and catholics were well out of the ruling game GOSH

1738; John Wesley first attended evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, then went on to a meeting at Aldersgate where he experienced his conversion to Methodism.
The coal miners of the North were attracted and converted to Methodism, as yet not a religion of the minor masses.
They adopted Methodism cos the rich and powerful prince bishops were ripping them off.
Getaway GOSH

1809; Dartmoor Prison was opened to accommodate French prisoners of war.
From 1850 it became a prison for convicts - international or not.
Nowadays it is owned by the duchy of cornwall and operated by her 'majesty's' prison service.
By law prison chaplains have to be CofE - the church would have you believe it has a major - don't mention the salvation army - presence in UK prisons.
Nothing could be further from the truth - Oh; God GOSH

1819; Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born at Kensington Palace in London, the only daughter of the Duke of Kent.
As Queen Victoria, she reigned for 63 years, from 1837 until her death in 1901.
She married Prince Albert in 1840 and had four sons and five daughters; all of whom married into European 'royalty'.
UK plebs were kowtowing - whether they knew it or not - to the royalty of Europe, lorded over by the German house of hanover.
Wonder if they got a hangover from all that GIN No JOSH GOSH

The Germans now own most of the Greek and quite a chunk of the Italian debt.
For the EU to survive future decisions - democratic or not - must be more political and less economical.
If; you don't think that a divided EU is in the interests of America; I'll eat trumps hair without a trade agreement.