How the royals made
their Orf-Shore £Trillions
Brookes Slave Ship
"Of the 600 souls, shackled to the deck, twenty-percent
were expected to die in crossing..."
The Royal African Company
The Duke of York, the future King James II, was a principle investor in the first House Of Lords syndicate to build purpose-built-slave-ships in England. A century later enlightened MP’s led by Edmund Burke, Charles Fox and William Wilberforce demanded an end to the slave trade. George 3rd
blocked the Abolition Bill for thirty years!
Royal African Company
By the time Parliament was persuaded to declare slavery illegal,
the royals and their business partners had re-registered their fleets of slave-ships offshore. Putting them outside British Law...
Hansard records. Lord Broom complained. Many London companies were
still supplying African slave’s on demand and slave-ships were
still being built in England. The good Lord
Broom was royally ignored. Slave-ships owned, or part-owned by the royals delivered slaves to
North and South American plantations and mines owned, or part-owned by the royals, throughout the sixty-four-year reign of Queen Victoria.
Royal Naval records prove slave-ships used Royal Dockyards for running repairs until
1907! Victorian press-reports of the Establishment’s illegal Slave Trade, along with the
good Lord Broom, were royally ignored.
now Parliment was stuffed with royal puppets.
short reign slave’s sold at £9 - £15 per head. Prices for strong males in Victoria’s reign reached £95 per head. Obscene
royal profits, from selling slaves along with royal profits from slave labour, opium, tea, sugar, cotton etc, were quietly banked abroad...
The present Queen has between £17-20 Trillion
in tax havens - which earns her £Millions per hour.
Royal War Profits
1778 The American War Of Independence Came to Britain
10% of that £37 Billion was the profit taken by the royal family's many and varied companies fuelling the war-machine.
April 22 1778.The Ranger captures HMS Drake.
Captain John Paul Jones, the Scots rebel who became a founder of the American Navy, attacked the English port of Whitehaven setting fire to ships in the harbour.
Under cover of darkness. Jones put a raiding party ashore in Kirkcudbright to kidnap the Earl of Selkirk. They couldn’t find the Earl so they stole the Selkirk family silver.
Jones captured HMS Drake. The ‘Jones Raids’ sent a shockwave through the country. George 3 immediately ordered more ships, from Crown controlled Royal Dockyards and more cannon from Crown controlled ironworks. In today’s money the King's avoidable war on America cost British taxpayers £37 Billion.
King George 3
Day’s later George was back at his Palace desk dictating his orders to his ministers - as per usual.
King George 3 had nightmares about politicians who opposed him. On many occasions he ran around the Palace in the middle of the night, stark naked. He believed he was being chased by a giant white rabbit with a human head. The head belonged to his main critic, Charlie Fox. On a good night George would be chasing the rabbit, shouting abuse. Most times he was running and screaming in fear of being crushed by the bouncing giant rabbit. Beefy chaps of the Kings Own Regiment were kept on call for these streaking occasions. They would catch the King and strap him to a bed. Royal physicians would force-feed him to sleep with sedatives. After a few days in bed he would be back to normal.
After one particularly bad nightmare George failed to rise from his drug induced sleep. He lay ridged, refusing to speak or eat. Royal physicians decided he was dying.
The Prince of Wales (Priny) was sent for.
Priny arrived at the Palace, superbly dressed in ceremonial uniform, expecting to become King very shortly. He was ushered into the King’s bedchamber. George moved his head for the time first in hours. For a full minute, his yellowed beady eyes stared at his pathetic whore-mongering-son. Then with the strength of a madman he leapt off the bed and grabbed Priny’s throat. Luckily, there was enough soldiers handy to stop the King strangling Priny. 'The pompous prince ran from the palace like a whipped goose.'
Priny's London - Covent Garden Ladies
Offenders were sentenced to be
' Whipped behind the cart-arse through Covent Garden.'
Liquid opium and 24-hour drinking fuelled Covent Garden’s brothels-cum-illegal-gambling-dens. Priny ran-up gambling debts of £100,000. Most of which were never pursued. His hangers-on were not so lucky.
After a couple of his chinless entourage lost their inherited fortunes ‘at bad cards.’
Lord Chief Justice Kenyon declared he would punish any person
running illegal card games 'irrespective of rank or station.’ His
words were as worthless of a Judge Hutton sound-bite.
When the Countess of Buckinghamshire and two of her noble girlfriends
(depicted in Gillray's cartoon above) appeared before the bench for keeping a gambling den. They were let off. James Gillray’s cartoon show’s what should have happened.
Gillray’s cartoon of 1786, below, shows what happened to Covent Garden’s un-titled prostitute’s. Girls accused of picking the pockets of their noble clients were Transported to the colonies to be sold to the highest bidder.
As were those sentenced for stealing a loaf of bread.
Wit’s, Wenchers and Wantons. E. J. Burford. 2001. Robert Hale. London.
Priny’s not so secret marriage to Mrs F,
a banned Catholic 1785
The Royal Establishment denied the marriage had taken place. The
Morning Post embarked on an amusing series of articles describing the day-to-day problems of hiding a secret marriage; digging tunnels between houses etc., Priny’s agents averted anymore press criticism by bribing editors and actually buying the Morning Post!
Years later, Priny’s treatment of his bigamous wife, Caroline, Princess of Wales, led even the
Morning Post to turn against him. Until 1905, Coutts Bank held Priny’s first marriage certificate, it was acquired by the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle.
George IV. Christopher Hibbert. Penguin. 1996. & George IV A Portrait. Joanna Richardson. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1966.
The King's Enemies
Walking in Windsor Park with a team of his nine daughters, King George 3 came across a sagging old tree. He introduced the tree as the King Of Prussia. The girls, in fits of laughter, thought it was great fun as their father made them all curtsey and shake hands with the tree. The King's enemies, not least his hated son & heir Priny, spun the harmless incident into a ‘Mad King’ story. As the chasm between father & son grew deeper and wider Priny befriended the leading anti-slave-trade MP Charlie Fox. Leaving little doubt he was doing everything he could think of to drive his born-barmy father completely round the screaming bend.
Crown Press Control
King George 3 tried to control the increasingly hostile press by slapping a tax on newspapers. Anyone distributing untaxed newspapers
was charged with
The London Gazette
"Published by Authority."
The London Gazette, 1797. This remarkable publication enjoys the distinction of being the first true newspaper in the English language, started in 1666. This issue is from a turbulent time in Britain features a large engraving of King George 3rd's Royal Arms in the Masthead, official announcements and a miscellany of news reports. Partial red tax stamp on Page One. Essential additions to any serious journalist.
George 3rd’s favourite Prime Minister. Along with his boss the King Lord North saw absolutely no reason to end the Slave Trade.
The Atlantic Slave Trade
John Hawkins becomes the first English man to trade in slaves. He is a cousin of (Sir) Francis Drake who sailed with him.
Hawkins leads a second slaving expedition.
This time partly sponsored by Queen Elizabeth Ist
who allows Hawkins to use a royal ship, the Jesus of Lubeck. The expedition is a success.
A third slaving expedition is mounted by Hawkins. Although this starts well, bad weather forces them to take shelter in Mexico where their ships (including two royal vessels) are captured by the Spanish. No further expeditions are made for some years.
Dutch traders start to convey slaves from Africa to America.
British interest in the slave trade grows as plantations are established in the Americas. A number of companies are set up to deal with the trade.
The Dutch establish a colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Their position now makes them the dominant slaving nation.
The Royal Adventurers into Africa, a British company, is set up to trade in slaves and other commodities from Africa. By 1665 it was able to earn £100,000 but competition from private traders forced the company to cease trading in 1672.
The Royal African Company is established with James, Duke of York, as its governor. Between 1672 and 1689 it is responsible for transporting nearly at least 90,000 slaves. It suffers competition from private traders but survives and prospers.
Britain becomes the dominant slave-trading nation.
Britain wins the right to carry slaves to the Spanish Americas under the Terms of the Treaty of Utrecht (drawn up at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession). They sell the rights to the South Sea Company for £7.5m. Despite difficulties the Company survives and prospers.
The slave trade reaches its peak. It is estimated that one slave ship leaves Britain every other day. The toll on human life is considerable. The Privy Council estimate that half of the slaves are dying either in transit or in the initial period after their arrival (called 'the seasoning').
The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade founded by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson.
The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade organises its first petition campaign. Over 100 petitions complaining about slavery are presented to Parliament.
Olaudah Equiano, a freed slave, publishes his autobiography, The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, The African. The book is a best seller.
The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade organises its second petition campaign. This time 519 petitions are presented to Parliament.
Britain passes the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act which outlaws the British Atlantic slave trade.
The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade is superseded by the African Institution which campaigns for other countries to ban the slave trade.
United States passes legislation banning the slave trade.
Slavery is abolished in Spain and the Spanish colonies. Cuba, however, refuses to accept the ban and continues to deal in slaves.
Slave trading is banned by Sweden.
Slave trading is banned by The Netherlands.
Slave trading is abolished by France although it is not made effective until 1826.
Great Britain and Spain sign a treaty prohibiting the slave trade.
Portugal abolishes the slave trade north of the equator.
Britain places a [token] naval squadron off the West African coast to enforce the ban on slave trading.
The Anti-Slavery Society formed. Members include Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce and Henry Brougham. The Society campaigns for better conditions for slaves in the West Indies and for the gradual abolition of slavery.
Other anti-slavery groups are formed, many of which argue for the immediate abolition of slavery.
Parliament is presented with over 5000 petitions calling for the abolition of slavery.
The Abolition of Slavery Act is passed. It brings into effect the gradual abolition of slavery in all British colonies. Plantation owners in the West Indies receive £20 million in compensation.
To pay the slave owners extra taxes were levied on food. The
compensation scheme was devised by the royal bankers Rothschild's.
However the British Slave Trade carried on under false flags.
Slavery is abolished in the Dutch colonies of the Caribbean.
Slavery is abolished in the United States following the Civil War.
Slavery is abolished in Cuba.
Slavery is abolished in
Slave ships continue
using Royal Dockyards for running repairs until 1907.
" The Middle Passage being an inexhaustible source of wealth."
Ships owned or part owned by the
so called "royal family"
worked "The Golden Triangle" for three centuries.