Messing about with Time
In 1937 two Yorkshire brothers found the remains of a very old ship in the mudflats on the north bank of the River Humber. The site was excavated by experts over the next year but then all work halted. World War Two had begun.
After the war, the brothers revisited their find and eventually, a decade later, the authorities agreed to carbon date their ship. The report came back. Egyptian galley c. 1400 B.C.
Fast forward to 1066 and 37 miles north of the final resting place of this Egyptian galley and there was a battle. The Battle of Stamford Bridge. It was here that King Harold II defeated an invading Viking horde just before sprinting south to Hastings and his fateful meeting with William the Bastard.
What connects these two events?
And another question.
Why did it take the all-conquering, fierce and mighty Norse around 2400 years to figure out how to build their infamous long-ships?
Such is the foundation upon which lies the history of the British Isles.
Having already taken 1000 years out of the story by examining Brutus the Trojan and Brutus the Roman, I’m feeling the need to steal another millennium – give or take a couple of centuries.
Phantom Battlefields and Paper Twins
Disclaimer: The following is not my research; it belongs to NC. And this is what I tried so hard to debunk/ignore/unread.
1066 – Albion/Britain
1204 – Byzantine Constantinople
|A great battle proved to be a major turning point in the history of the British Isles.||A great battle proved to be a major turning point in the history of the Byzantine Empire.|
|1066 was the beginning of the invasion of Britain and the formation of the new Norman monarchy that continued until 1154.||1204 was the beginning of the invasion of Constantinople and the formation of two new Empires. The Latin Empire and the Nicaean Empire.|
|Britain was invaded by a great fleet gathered from many countries.||Constantinople was invaded by a great fleet gathered from many countries.|
|The Norman Dynasty lasted 88 years.||The Latin Empire lasted 60 years.|
|The centre of power was London, the capital of Britain.||The centre of power was Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.|
|Harold II, legitimate heir and King of England died.||Isaac II Angelos, legitimate heir and Emperor died.|
|Harold II ruled for less than a year.||Isaac II Angelos ruled for less than a year.|
|Before Harold II, the King was Harold I Harefoot. He ruled from 1035 to 1040.||Isaac II Angelos ruled twice. The first time was from 1185 – 1195.|
|The dead and conquered ruler is the second to bear that name – Harold II.||The dead and conquered ruler is the second to bear that name – Isaac II Angelos.|
|The conqueror is the first to bear that name – William I.||The conqueror is the first to bear that name – Theodore I Lascaris.|
|William I ruled for 21 years.||Theodore I Laskaris ruled for 18 years.|
Make of that what you will. But bear in mind that Britain was conquered because William I of Normandy was deprived of his right to inherit the throne after the death of Edward the Confessor.
Constantinople was conquered because Manuel Comnenus was exiled and denied the right to inherit the throne after the execution of his father Andronicus I.
Both battles were acts of vengeance.
Coincidence? Maybe. Or Paper Twins? A story repeated worldwide, just the names and dates and locations changed?
One story. One Empire. One Language.
From the 13th century Annals of Melrose Abbey, Scotland: “Now, for the first time the rumour appeared in our land that the godless horde of Tartari has ruined many countries.”
From the 13th century Chronica Sancti Edmundi: “The godless tribe which is called Tartarins, and which was rushed up from an Island, filled the whole surface of the earth, ruined Hungary and neighbouring areas.”
The late 13th/early 14th cc saw the huge expansion of the “Great Empire” outwards along all points of the compass. They fought, conquered, settled, built, learned and were taught. They transported all that they were and had into many lands. Including their language.
This is a complicated subject that I will expand on in the future but, for the time being…
There has been a long and varied study into the origins of language. (Not by linguists. They only appeared on the scene in the 18th/19th c.) It is becoming better known that the basis of all our languages is Slavic. It is also becoming better known that Latin is not actually ancient. Nor is English. Both (and many others including Ancient Greek) were created around the 17th century by ‘Reformers’ who were told that “the Empire must be forgotten forever.”
I could go on but – the Hidden History of the British Isles may, in fact, be the Hidden History of a vanished Empire. An Empire that has its roots in the 11th century. The same goes for your country too.
Ooops. There goes that last phantom millennium. Poof.
If any of the above is true, then, wherever we travel in our world – no matter the country, race, language, religion, colour – we should always be going home.
Going home to a warm welcome, good food and great company.
P.S. I didn’t want to see this but now that I can it explains a lot. The buildings, the technologies, the destruction, the confusion, the division, the recent unravelling of so many mysteries…the frantic to push towards another reset.
Of all the things that have been destroyed in the past, the one thing that has so far been indestructible is The Human Spirit. The Divine Spark. The Collective Consciousness. Whatever you want to call it.
That is our next big fight (?)
I’m feeling sad now :o(