Wednesday, December 01, 2010

EXPLAINING MODERN POLITICS

REVEALED: The FBI's top secret Kennedy files that showed Bobby and Jackie were lovers.

How to explain modern politics?

There are different factions struggling for power.

Who killed President Kennedy, Princess Diana, Yitzhak Rabin, Benazir Bhutto, Rafik Hariri or the Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

Maurice Templesman, Barrack Obama and the Congo

Perhaps not much has changed since the reign of England's Richard Plantagenet, King Richard III.

Richard (1452-1485) was implicated in the death of Henry VI who died in 1471 while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1471.

This death allowed Richard's elder brother Edward to become Edward IV.



Richard Plantagenet allegedly plotted against his brother Edward IV.

The Princes in the Tower, Edward V and his brother. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/princes-in-the-tower

Edward IV died in 1483, probably as the result of pneumonia or typhoid, but possibly from poison.

Edward IV's son, Edward V, was 12-year-old.

Richard became Protector of the Realm.

He faced opposition from many factions.

Richard placed Edward V and his brother in the Tower of London, 'for their own safety'.

Richard was declared King of England.

Richard

It was rumoured the Princes in the Tower had been murdered.

Henry Tudor, who had a dubious claim to the throne, gathered support and defeated Richard in battle.

Henry Tudor became Henry VII.

The top people are not always gentle and kind.


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