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Further thoughts on Boudica’s ‘Andred’

by totalgooched

In a previous piece we speculated on the origins of the goddess invoked by the Briton Queen Boudica in her famous last stand against the Roman invaders, in 67 AD.

https://5ocietyx.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/andred-ancient-goddess-of-the-druids/

On page 177 of Richard Carlyon’s excellent book ‘A Guide to the Gods’ we find a description of the Greek goddess Nemesis.

Nemesis

Goddess of destiny; alias Adrasteia, ‘the inevitable’

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Wikipedia has a listing for ‘Adrestia (Greek: Ἀδρήστεια) in Greek mythology ‘she who cannot be escaped’ was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite and known to accompany her father Ares to war. She was venerated as a goddess of revolt, just retribution and sublime balance between good and evil. Because of her role in revenge and retribution, she was usually portrayed with Nemesis, and sometimes identical to Nemesis herself, who had the epithet of Adrestia or Adrasteia.’

Were the Greeks known to the Druids, or more importantly, were the Druids known to the Greeks? The answer is, yes. In fact, the Greeks believed that the study of philosophy originated with the barbarian magicians, such as the Druids.

‘The earliest record of the druids comes from two Greek texts of c. 300 BCE: one, a history of philosophy written by Sotion of Alexandria, and the other a study of magic widely attributed to Aristotle. Both texts are now lost, but were quoted in the 2nd century CE work Vitae by Diogenes Laertius.[55]

Some say that the study of philosophy originated with the barbarians. In that among the Persians there existed the Magi, and among the Babylonians or Assyrians the Chaldaei, among the Indians the Gymnosophistae, and among the Celts and Gauls men who were called druids and semnothei, as Aristotle relates in his book on magic, and Sotion in the twenty-third book of his Succession of Philosophers.

— Diogenes Laertius, Vitae, Introduction, Section 1[56]

Subsequent Greek and Roman texts from the third century BCE refer to “barbarian philosophers”,[57] possibly in reference to the Gaulish druids.’

So its quite possible that the Greeks took some of the gods of their pantheon from the Druids, whom they considered philosophically superior, with Adrasteia being just one such goddess.

So in light of this information, wouldn’t it make much more sense that Boudica – who, having been humiliated by the Romans when they raped her daughters and stole her land, was leading a revolt against the invaders – was instead invoking the goddess of revolt, retribution and justice ‘Adrasteia’, rather than ‘Andrasta’, who was merely a mother goddess loosely associated with war? The incident with the hare seems to suggest that an element of redressing balance was present in the ritual performed by Boudica in that field many years ago, a retribution that would eventually befall the Romans, when centuries later it would be the Welsh Briton Queen Helena who effectively brought about the dissolution of their empire, by encouraging her son Constantine to adopt Christianity as the official religion.

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Queen Elizabeth II in Druidic costume

taken from –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druid#Greek_and_Roman_records

https://5ocietyx.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/andred-ancient-goddess-of-the-druids/

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Organised Chaos

by totalgooched


We would like to call to the reader’s attention the recent appearance of these flyers at anti-Trump rallies in America which bear a striking resemblance to flyers handed out at the 2011 London riots. 

The London riots, like the anti-Trump rallies were apparently spontaneous and grass roots incidents, specific to flash point causes, which would have left anyone intent on capitalising on them very little time to organise. So why at both (and probably others) were participants handed these flyers? 

We can almost guarantee there is a hidden hand in the anti-Trump demonstrations, the enemies of humanity are reeling from two defeats this year, but who would have possibly benefitted from a mass chimp-out in London, back in 2011?

The 5ociety continues to monitor the global elitist agenda to destroy the indigenous people of the UK…

Trump and the Roots of Freedom

by totalgooched

​So it looks like Europeans have hit their ‘Gates of Vienna’ moment yet again, in their eternal quest for freedom of association. Europeans have a tendancy to never notice how bad things actually are until the very last moment. Like the crusades before, the Ottoman invasion or the battle for America against the native indians, Europeans will believe everything is fine until the problem is in their face, and then, and only then, can something like the election of Donald Trump happen (a much metered reaction when compared to those of the past). Horus the Avenger (@eurorabbit), in his ‘follow the white rabbit’ podcast has made good analysis of this phenomenon.
But another ‘angle’ (pun intended) that needs to be acknowledged in this European struggle is the almost exclusively Anglo aspect of the fight for freedom. Because it appears that it is only Anglo’s who really care about freedom. 

The founding fathers of the American nation were heavily influenced by the English philosophers of their day, and pretty much all of them were either Anglos themselves, or loyal to the English Crown up until the time for revolution came about. 

They recognised something that had been inadvertantly taken away from them (through no fault of the English, who, short sightedly, had lost their truth in the quest for empire) that had always been afforded to those in their colonial homeland, England, and that was freedom. So, they set about trying to achieve a more pure version of that always hypothetical freedom within their new homeland, America.

If we examine the history of Europe, and the world at large, no other nation has had such an innate feel for freedom as the English. The Germans and their northern relatives, and the Italians and their mediterranian kin were always happy to be dictated to, and if today one was to slowly remove their little fought for freedoms i suspect they would barely notice the difference (see Rome, aka the EU 1.0). As for the rest of the world, the concept of freedom seems almost alien to them.

The reasons for this are, i propose, deeply instinctive, that is, there is a genetic component to the concept of freedom that other, less and less Anglic people, dont really understand the appeal, or necessity of.

We must also forget the weaponised lie that the English are either 1) a nation of immigrants, and 2) of Germanic origin, as both of these can be proven as false, creationed for the purpose of legitimising an illegitimate royalty, who are, of Germanic descent. The true history of the people of the British isles is far more esoteric than most know, and has been subject to political revision, but the truth still persists if one is inquisitive enough.

On the subject of innate behavioural traits, as is well known Donald Trump has Germanic roots. The nature of the German is to perfect that which already exists, to the point of absolute effectiveness. Their skill for efficiency is perhaps unmatched in any race. So their motorcars, whilst not being an invention of their own, are the best in the world because of their desire for perfection. They were able to ruthlessly administer national socialism to almost inhuman levels, gleefully adopting and implementing an essentially foreign political system to its logical conclusion of racial purity and technical and economic superiority. (Granted, the Germans have contributed a fair share to invention, particularly in warfare. The word ‘war’ in fact comes from the Germanic word ‘werran’ – to confuse. Still, it must be stated that all European nations have contributed massively to human enlightenment, but none have given the world concepts so life changing as the English). The Germans should not be hated for this ability to perfect, on the contrary, we should celebrate their skill, and utilise it by offering them our most brilliant ideas to get their teeth into.

Which brings us back to Trump. Being an American citizen of German origin (and therefore possessing Germanic faculties) Trump is able to recognise the qualities of English freedom, but is also able to see where it has gone wrong, and what could be done to reinstate those good qualities, and to make that system the most efficient it could be. Trump is going to attempt to do with freedom, ie. the English vision of liberty, what the national socialists tried to do to devotional bondage, ie. Italian Fascism.

Currently, what the left need to realise – and in this way they need to grow up and stop being such babies – is that history cannot step into the same river twice. Contrary to communist belief, history doesnt repeat itself, especially with an idea so disasterous as national socialism. Instead, the solid truths of ethno nationalism will be refined and reconfigured, hybridised with Anglo freedom, and become more sophisticated, as Europeans tend to do. And yes, this new movement will ultimately be good for Europeans, as it is the de facto evolution of nationalist thought, which is the natural state of high-spirited, enlightened human beings, such as Europeans.

So, in some ways, the left is correct in their accusation that Trump is literally Hitler, except this time round the ruthless efficiency will be for the good of America, and the world at large, when the power of European enlightenment is harnessed and administered under one ethnic flag, for the benefit of all.

This European revolution is an essentially Anglo revolution that doesnt just have its roots in Magna Carta, for there is a link even further back than that with the Molmutine laws put in place in the British Isles by Dunvallo Molmutius in 400 bc. It are these laws that distinguishes those people of the Isles from those of continental mainland Europe, which is still visible today in the fight for EU brexit, by the traditional English, Cymri and few Picts that remain (see the video below for the suppressed history of the people of the British Isles).

https://youtu.be/ZPDT-QAsgps

South Downs pre-Roman ‘farming collective’ discovered

by totalgooched

‘Evidence of a prehistoric “farming collective” has been discovered after aerial laser scanning was carried out in the South Downs National Park.

Large-scale farming from before the Roman invasion suggests a high level of civilisation, archaeologists said.

The survey also revealed the route of a long-suspected Roman road between Chichester and Brighton.

It covered an area between the Arun river valley in West Sussex and Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire.’

take from –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-36771564

British mainland under sustained attack?

by 5ocietyx

enfield-blaze

For the past 18 months or so the 5ociety has been monitoring an alarming trend currently playing out across Britain.

In the last fortnight alone there has been a fatal explosion followed by a huge blaze at Didcot power plant. On Tuesday a huge blaze and explosions engulfed a pallet yard in Whitewebb Lane, Enfield, north London. Yesterday a factory at Astonfield’s Industrial Estate was destroyed by an explosion followed by a huge blaze.

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Didcot power plant

On 11 February Britain’s biggest steelworks the Tata Steel plant exploded in a huge blaze. The official explanation is a lightning strike.

Does lightning strike twice? three, four, five, six, nth times in as many months?

On 23 February a huge blaze engulfed a tyre storage centre in the troubled english city of Birmingham.

On 19 February 2016 a huge blaze ripped through a warehouse in Birmingham.

On 4 February 2016 a huge blaze rocked Bankside Industrial Estate in Falkirk.

On 30 November 2015 a huge blaze broke out at Wrotham Industrial Estate in Kent.

On 15 October 2015 a blaze broke out at a car repair workshop on an industrial estate in Herefordshire.

On 6 Auguest 2015 a huge blaze broke out at Birmingham’s Wholesale Market

On 22 July 2015 a huge blaze engulfed an industrial estate in Enfield (maybe lightning does strike twice). According to the Mirror

The huge fire on an industrial estate yesterday was so big it could be seen across the capital

So if this isn’t just a sequence of unfortunate accidents and acts of god who is behind it?

France and Belgium have also experienced similar ‘incidents’ in recent weeks which would indicate the handiwork of the fucking muslims once again.

On 19 December 2015 the nuclear reactor at the Tihange power station in Belgium was shut down following a fire inside the plant.

On 1 February 2016 a huge blaze engulfed an industrial area northwest of Paris.

But like so many things perhaps we will never know who is really behind this coordinated campaign of sabotage that should it continue unabated will completely destroy UK’s industrial base as one by one power plants, steel works, factories and industrial sites are picked off with seemingly nonchalant ease and devastation and the sight of black billowing plumes rising upon the horizon becomes a regular feature.

The astonishing thing about it all is nobody is even mentioning it.

We will update this post as more ‘incidents’ inevitably occur in the coming days, weeks and months. There will be false positives of course, as there may well be in the list above that is by no means exhaustive. But are they all isolated acts of arson and the wrath of Thor or is there a pattern of mayhem emerging during this tumultuous period in European history?

Updates

So we said there would be further incidents in the coming days, weeks and months and the very next day after this article was published a fire broke out at an industrial site in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

A further 52 similar ‘incidents’ not already mentioned have also occurred within the past year or two and we will post details of each one shortly or check out the list on our Twitter feed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton’s Apple Tree

by 5ocietyx

newtons-apple-tree

At the turn of the twentieth century it was decided by the Crown that Bushy House was to be offered to the distinguished gentlemen of the Royal Society for the founding of the National Physical Laboratory.

Bushy House is typical of this part of the world at the time, an ornate country house or stately villa set in acres of landscaped gardens and it would prove a perfect setting for the finest minds in the land to gather to share ideas and work on world-changing inventions such as the concept and application of packet-switching on electronic networks that is recognized by the Internet Society to have greatly influenced the creation of the Internet.

The story of how Newton’s Apple Tree ended up growing in the garden of Bushy House is picked up first by fellow arcadian and frequenter of Chiswick House ‘Voltaire’ who in the year of 1727 first published the account of how Newton developed the law of gravity.

“Isaak Newton walking in his garden had the first Thought of his System of Gravitation, upon seeing an apple fall from a tree.”

Sadly, this iconic little apple tree was blown down in a tempest in the year 1820. Or so the story goes.

But the story doesn’t end there. Like a phoenix from the ashes parts of the roots were used to grow new trees from the fallen mother.

Many years later Kew Gardens received graftings from this same stock and the director at Kew sent one to the director of NPL, just along the river at Teddington.

It was planted in 1953 and continues to bear fruit to this day.

What this fascinating story shows is how much shared respect we as a nation have for trees. Should a famous event be linked with one then the specimen instantly takes on a hallowed aura and eternal fame. In the case of Newton’s apple tree it has attained a kind of immortality but was it the tree that transplanted itself to Arcadia to be born again from its roots in Lincolnshire with the assistance of men or the other way round?

A further philosophical ponderance is raised. With the original tree still growing in Newton’s garden in Lincolnshire, does that make this famous little tree in Teddington a copy, a clone of the original or is it one and the same tree existing in fractal space it being genetically identical rather than an offspring of the original?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Line of Beauty

by 5ocietyx

The Analysis of Beauty William Hogarth

In The Analysis of Beauty, William Hogarth placed as the focal-point what he termed ‘the line of beauty’. Otherwise known as a ‘serpentine’.

These S-shaped curved lines were said to be agreeable with even the ‘eye of the beholder’ as they naturally  stimulated our faculties with ‘activity and liveliness’ especially when compared to straight lines which signified stasis or death.

Chiswick contemporary and fellow-arcadian Capability Brown, whose tercentenary is celebrated in 2016, in true Augustan spirit made use of these ‘lines of beauty’ in his world-renown landscapes including serpentine paths, earthworks and lakes.

line-of-beauty-hogarth

 

Clearly Hogarth had rediscovered a secret of design that was intuitively used since ancient times in the creation of musical instruments such as the harp and lyre

Harp

lyre

But is also found in the most beautiful forms in nature

swan

Including the human form

statue

venus

 

as well as furniture design from the Louis XV period.

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25 years prior to publication of Hogarth’s masterpiece on aesthetics and just up the road from Hogarth’s House, fellow arcadian William Kent introduced vitruvian proportions into architecture at Chiswick Park with the aptly named Chiswick House.

The golden ratio is about self-similar patterns arranged in such a way so as to provide balance of mass in space. this is what allows trees and flowers to remain upright and not completely compelled by gravity to topple by their own weight and the heavy fruits they bear. It is also what allows a more even distribution of light for leaves of all branches thus balancing overall growth.

The golden ratio spirals, the line of beauty is a waveform.

The golden ratio self-replicates in its infinite variety, the line of beauty is a singular flow that has a clear beginning and end that shouldn’t be repeated as it should remain unique. The golden ratio is found everywhere in nature and is a thing of outstanding beauty, the line of beauty is also found in nature and is more rare and seems to only be found in the most elegant things such as the curve of a well-formed ladies hips, the arch in a swan’s neck and the bend in a river.

The line of beauty appears to be related to graceful movement through space something paintings and photographs can’t do justice to. Perhaps this is what fellow arcadian Lord Byron was alluding to in his poem ‘She walks in beauty’..

As fellow arcadian Sir Francis Bacon pointed out in his essay Of Beauty 

In beauty, that of favor, is more than that of color; and that of decent and gracious motion, more than that of favor. That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express; no, nor the first sight of the life. There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

The reality of the golden ratio and the line of beauty raises important questions on the nature of the universe.

We will be exploring this strange connection in subsequent posts leading up to the release of ‘Arcadia’ (working title) next year – a call to action to revive the arcadian spirit and lifestyle along this stretch of the thames back to its halcyon days.

You can follow updates to ‘Arcadia’ on twitter.

 

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The Leeds Grand Mosque, Brutalist architecture, ley lines, Mind Control, experiments in sound and suicide death-cult DVDs for toddlers

by 5ocietyx

Leeds Grand Mosque

It has been reported that a former chairman of Leeds Grand Mosque, Firas al-Rawi, was distributing a DVD for kids telling the story of how a young daughter vows to follow her mother into ‘martyrdom’ by becoming a suicide-bomber herself when she grows up. (Enid Blyton. I miss u <3)

According to one newspaper, some local members of the congregation say the mosque has been taken over by Muslim Brotherhood extremists.

Anyway, ‘It was converted from Sacred Heart Church in 1994, with funding from Saif Bin Muhammad Al-Nehayyan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Its main hall provides a large open space which has been used for experiments in human echo-location.’

Leeds Grand Mosque

Perhaps the lead image doesn’t do the modernist construct justice. Here’s a side view of the complex.

Experiments in Sound

Let’s not focus on the whole issue of empty churches being turned into teeming mosques by Saudi, Qatar and UAE royal families for a moment and instead focus on the intriguing tidbit on how the building ‘has been used for experiments in human echo-location‘.

How come a building originally designed as a church that became a mosque is a suitable place to conduct such experiments in sound?

Why choose LGM when there are 1000s of churches and mosques to use?

Of course, there may be a perfectly mundane reason.

The building that originated as Sacred Heart Church is of the brutalist-modernist style.

One of the leading members of the Brutalist-Modernist movement was Ernő Goldfinger. The jewish-communist brutalist architect wrote papers outlining how his constructs were designed to subconsciously and consciously affect the inhabitants.

These are the festering inner-city hell-holes, the commie-blocks and sink estates, the monstrous carbunkles that litter the English landscape.

We first postulated the idea that certain buildings in the brutalist style were having profound effects on the inhabitants of said constructs in the post entitled ‘Ernő Goldfinger, Ian Fleming, Stanley Kubrick, George Galloway, Brutalism, Mind-Control and the Islamo-Bolshevik takeover of Tower Hamlets and Sweden‘.

Leeds Grand Mosque

From this view the complex looks more like a prison than a beautiful place of worship. Islamic or Christian

The website beautifulmosques.com feature LGM in their gallery of ‘beloved’ islamic structures.

But clearly this brutalist-modernist construct does not resemble a mosque at all. Neither does the deconsecrated ‘Sacred Heart Church’ resemble a church for that matter.

A traditional mosque includes a dome or womb, the feminine aspect, and a towering minaret or phallus, the masculine aspect of what is essentially a knocked-off pagan moon-worshiping sex-cult. Likewise most churches feature a phallic obelisk steeple or tower and a dome in what is essentially a knocked-off pagan sun-worshiping sex-cult.

So if it’s not a church or a mosque wtf is it?

To the trained eye, it appears to be a classic example of an ‘islamobolshevik’ brutalist construct that we discussed in the aforementioned Goldfinger post. A toxic building capable of turning its inhabitants a bit strange. Evidence of this is found in the report discussed initially regarding the hate preacher. Or is it normal behaviour for a holy man to distribute snuff-video propaganda for a death-cult targeting children for extermination by turning them into mass-murderers by blowing themselves up?

Sick building syndrome

The university that Mohamed Emwazi was trained at in London is styled in the same brutalist manner. According to students the uni was taken over by cult-leaders and leftists and a general ‘toxic environment’ pervaded the premises.

To unravel this disturbing mystery we need to go beyond ‘today’s headlines’ back to the foundations to gain an under standing of what on earth could be going on here.

The first port of call was the history page of the official website of LGM. Except that path was blocked with a 404. Interesting.  Wikipedia yielded better results and we soon discovered the name of the architect, a certain Derek Walker, a name the society was not initially familiar with.

According to Wikipedia

From 1970 to 1976, Walker was Chief Architect and planner of the new town Milton Keynes

He recruited a team and over seven years produced a landscaping strategy for the ‘new city’, eleven village plans, the structure for the programme for producing 3000 houses per year with supporting community, leisure, retail and sporting and cultural facilities.

Amongst many buildings possibly the most celebrated was the Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre. At the time of its opening in 1979 it was a unique concept for 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) of retail space with a plan generated around covered landscaped streets. The team for this complex included Stuart Mosscrop, Christopher Woodward and Syd Green.

In 1980, Walker was involved with Norman Foster and Frank Newby in a controversial scheme to expand the Whitney Museum in New York City using air rights purchased from nearby properties to build a mixed-use skyscraper which would include a new wing for the museum. When a furore developed, the museum denied it had solicited the team.

Walker was the architect for the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, a £42.5million project which opened to the public in 1996

So how does this all tie in with teluric energy, ley lines and mind control, you may wonder?

Social Engineering

It is our contention that the new-town Milton Keynes is a government psy-op masquerading as an urban conurbation that also happens to capture teluric energy by manipulating ancient ley lines which criss-cross Britain and flow around the world.

(See our handy interactive micro-site ‘The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline’ that was published in 2013.)

According to Walker, the intention was to create a permanent festival park in the middle of MK based on the successful counter-culture psy-op The Isle of Wight Festival that took place from 1968-70.

That the witchcraft drenched controlled opposition co-opted counter-culture movement was to be part of the wider MK psy-op is an interesting data-point that helps to understand the sheer magnitude of MK Culture and connects another seemingly unrelated piece of the puzzle.

This is not to say that Walker himself was necessarily part of such a plan. As Chief Architect he could have been given his briefing to design MK any way he wished – as long as the main-drag followed the ley-lines, and perhaps you want to put a mirrored building at the end of the ley, just a suggestion mind, oh and there are local artists who may want to exhibit their installations too. You know, prompts and nudges like that.

It is just as likely Walker was probably completely unaware of the co-opted counter-culture movement too.  This is what is known as ‘compartmentalization’. Due to his recent passing however, these are questions that may remain unanswered.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred geometry was used in the measurements of religious structures for 1000s of years. Only since the 1960s really were churches for instance built in the modernist-brutalist style.

Perhaps the idea is, through the use of discordant measurements in the structures design and non-adherence to sacred geometry that this would reflect in the mood of the building and all subsequent interactions within it would become disharmonious. Generally speaking unbeknownst to the occupants.

If the atheist-communists could drain the buildings of sacredness by design then perhaps the congregation would be affected too. Was this what emptied Sacred Heart church in the first place?

Incidentally, the roof was blown clean off the construct in 2013 by high winds. Shoddy workmanship or the will of Allah will perhaps remain another mystery. All we can say is there’s something disturbing occurring at the LGM and it rightly enters our Hall of Infamy as one of Britain’s Sinister Sites.

It will be left to the local congregation to investigate these findings and help root out the malignancy that has manifested in their midst and seeps from the walls of this monstrous carbunkle deliberately designed to brutalize.

Treason

In the meantime, the 5ociety shall continue to monitor the brutalization of Britain in general, the toxic legacy of arch-traitor and war criminal Blair who was given his briefing at Bilderberg to betray Britain before even becoming PM. We will recommend contingencies to help deal with a situation that has now spun totally out of control.

 

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3157374/Mosque-linked-children-s-suicide-bombing-DVD-Former-chairman-owned-company-distributed-chilling-singalong-film-glorified-terror.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Walker

The Sacherevell Riots, 1710

by 5ocietyx

Interesting riot situation in which circumstances are not unlike those of present day Britain.

 

The Sacheverell riots were a series of outbreaks of public disorder, which spread across England during the spring, summer and autumn of 1710 in which supporters of the Tories attacked Dissenters’, particularlyPresbyterians’ homes and meeting-houses, whose congregations tended to support the Whigs… The Sacheverell and Rebellion riots are regarded as the most serious instances of public disorder of the eighteenth century.

The riots reflected the dissatisfaction of many Anglicans to the toleration of an increasing number ofIndependent, Baptist, and Presbyterian chapels, which diminished the apparent authority of the Church of England; and were a reaction to perceived grievances against the Whig government, in regard to high taxation resulting from the War of the Spanish Succession, the recent sudden influx of some 10,000 Calvinist refugees from Germany,[3] and the growth of the merchant classes, the so-called “monied interest”.[2]

Rioting broke out in London. On the evening of March 1, protestors attacked an elegant Presbyterian meeting-house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, built only five years before. They smashed the windows, stripped the tiles from the roof and ripped out its interior wooden fittings, which they made into a bonfire. The crowd then marauded through much of the West End of London chanting “High Church and Sacheverell” .[2]

It spread across the country, notably in Wrexham,[5] Barnstaple and Gainsborough, where Presbyterian meeting-houses were attacked, with many being burnt to the ground. The Sacheverell riots and further disturbances in 1714 and 1715, led to the passing of the Riot Act.[6]

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacheverell_riots

Henry Sacheverell and the Riot Act, 1714

by 5ocietyx

Henry Sacheverell /sæˈʃɛvərəl/ (1674 – 15 June 1724) was an English High Church clergyman and politician.

Sacheverell preached his famous sermons—that the church was in danger from the neglect of the Whig ministry to keep guard over its interests—the one at Derby on 15 August 1709 entitled The Communication of Sin, the other at St Paul’s Cathedral on 5 November 1709, entitled The Perils of False Brethren, in Church, and State.

In The Perils of False Brethren, in Church, and State, the threat to the church from Catholics was dealt with in three minutes; the rest of the one-and-a-half-hour sermon was an attack on Nonconformists and the “false brethren” who aided them in menacing church and state.

Sacheverell’s trial lasted from 27 February to 21 March 1710 and the verdict was that he should be suspended for three years and that the two sermons should be burnt at the Royal Exchange. This was the decree of the state, and it had the effect of making him a martyr in the eyes of the populace and (along with heavy taxes on Londoners) bringing about the first Sacheverell riots that year in London and the rest of the country, which included attacks on Presbyterian and other Dissenter places of worship, with some being burned down. The rioting in turn led to the downfall of the government ministry later that year and the passing of the Riot Act in 1714.

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Sacheverell

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