The Butch Cassidy mystery

We many all recall the movie of this story .Butch played by actor Paul Newman and that of  Sundance Kid played by Robert Redford. It is an epic film but is it based on real hard fact.Well ! no as even if we all agree it looked terrific as they went down fighting gun style over the cliff  no off this ever happened in truth.

We go back in time to Bolivia South America  1908 and that shoot out with Bolivian Army cavalry. The two men caught in a trap inside a mud walled house Sundance Kid shot and in pain both men seeing no way out of this and so Butch shot Sundance Kid in the forehead and then shot himself. That is more than the 1969 movie tells.  It is however perhaps the real truth of the matter Or not.Here we are to try to sort this out.

We can go through all imposters stories but too boring as same with Billy the kid. It seems even though these men were criminals some will want to live as they using the dead mans name for self praise and our amazement, or even hero worship. To me they are nothing but hardened thieves and bandits totting guns.

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Now Ill try to get into the legend facts as a mystery it may be but an end may be found in records. All records now examined ,read on.

Butch Cassidy born 1866 as Robert Leroy Parker in a poor Mormon family in Utah. He the youngest of 13 children went to work for a young farmer and liked him well. His name was Mike Cassidy. When moving on to cattle rustling Parker adopted the surname and added Butch so as not to bring bad reputation to his own parents. He fully intended a life of crime by so doing.

Sundance Kid took the prefix from the prison in Sundance Wyoming on the charge of cattle rustling 18 months for first offense .It is how he took the code name as Sundance Kid. His  real name being Henry Longabough.

In around 1901 the two men robbed a bank then a train together but planed for a gang to make it less of a strain.

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THE WILD BUNCH. Butch on right Sundance left with Kid  Curry leaning on Butch shoulder next to butch Tall Texan,  behind him and  Sundance, Butch  friend , Bill .

Soon, as birds of a feather flock together, many more outlaws joined them becoming known as the Hole in the wall  Pass gang. Then a newspaper reported called them the wild bunch  and so we have the potted tale in one. The Wild Bunch they were. Drinking and party life even brought them to cook dinner for a whole town and it really happened. Maybe to have their loyalty but they remained to party and dance with the girls until day break.  The local news reported the event and so passing into legend this alone gave the Wild Bunch and Cassidy Robin Hood status. They entered into folk law and loved it.

Some 80,000 dollars the gang stole from banks and then railway trains made more.Some say millions. In time as no one could stop them as they vanished so fast that even Union Pacific begged Butch Cassidy to give up and be forgiven, even offered a job with pension as train guard. Cassidy said no thanks. The Union Pacific then turned to capture by employing the Pinkerton detective agency.  The Wild Bunch now saw it was not as easy to operate so eventually decided to leave USA to safer live outside of it.

 

Here we come to the last interesting part. Did then Butch and Sundance really die in a gun battle with Bolivian army at the hold up in San Vincente village that sunny day in 1908. Well here we have evidence that the grave of the two bandits was exhumed in 1966 by none other than the President of Bolivia one Rene Barrientos. DNA was performed and both Bolivian and USA labs came up with results. Not the remains of either bandit.

No record of any battle with bandits in Cavalry Army records announced Barrientos to the world. So we know for fact that Butch and Sundance invented it all and sent the story back to hide them in peace as dead as far as USA knew. Asking the Bolivian Embassy of any record of the shoot out existed was told it never happened,

Butch had escaped on perfect planning that had kept him safe all the years he robbed banks and trains. His exploits makes him the most famous and successful master criminal in American history.

More than that no record exists of him or Sundance ever killing anyone.

So where did they go is the only real mystery on hold now.

Large arrows point to Argentina and a certain cattle farm owned by three Americans. Etta Place we know was more than a girl friend to the Sundance kid so as no record of here dying in USA exists can we say she died in Argentina?

In 1925 Butch came to see his sister living in USA. She told all the family who believe it was Robert alias Butch that sat drinking coffee in her lounge room with her.

Then some man called William T Phillips wrote a book called the invincible Bandit. This was published in 1920s and in the many pages he told things that perhaps only Butch could know. It was found that Phillips even looked like Butch Cassidy. He was not but may have spent time in jail with Butch in the early days.

When Butch as a young man  was caught rustling cattle he was arrested but asked if he could have the night to see to things and come back in the morning to serve his 18 month jail term. The sheriff must have known his man as it was agreed. Next morning back came Butch and the sentence was served to the end. It was the last time he would see behind bars as he planed far better his actions after this.

Most research into facts leads no place as Butch planed a master stroke in fact to hide forever the bandits .But what happened to the Wild Bunch and Butches best friend was Bill Ellworth Ley. The other members are Ben Kilpatrick the Tall Texan. and Kid Curry birth name of Henry Logan. Well now all of them knew their way around cattle. So as no sign of any of them ever turned up in the States my guess is a farm in Argentina

So ends this record as completed. Unless ,of course more facts come up as to where they all are buried would put the top hat on this story for all of us.

Looking at it sideways if it had been me chased by police would I have wanted to die or escape and if all was that way would I have though of the border and invented story to live on. A farm and money to pay in cash for a roof over my head. Cattle to sell and in Argentine no problems selling cattle for British shipping in the biggest meat sales in the world .Argentina steak in cans was the best protein in shops in the war of 1918. Butch would have been 52 and a cattle Baron then.  Plan was a good one and again a thief escaped law. Robin Hood he may have been and by all accounts a nice gentle kind man with respect for mankind but a will to be a gangster more than work for his crust he demanded the best. Hard not to admire him,then a man of such as could steal from another is not a man to be famous but it is what the common folk then raised to higher thought in mind.

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Argentina cattle ranch of today unchanged by time.

 

An Ethel Place bought a farm in Argentina around 1904 it is filed as her land. The Argentina people could not pronounce her name so she may have become simply Etta owing to this.  Four years later her lover Sundance Kid and his partner Butch Cassidy ended their career not in Bolivia as told but went farming in Argentina as planed long before.

 

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1904 photo of Ethel Place and Henry the Sundance Kid

 

Hero on a stolen horse is the province  love by the populace over centuries with the suppressed people seeing justice against society in the fame of bandits. A mystery may be solved by fact only .I added up all connecting results and came up with what is my answer on research done. There can be no more doubt in my mind that these outlaws out lived the faked deaths by many years. I even doubt that they ever went to San Vincente or even crossed the border into Bolivia. Butch had planned the whole thing down to the minute detail. Then invincible he was.

Thank you for reading, Sir Kevin

Copyright Kevin Parr Bt Jan 6th 2019

Wild fantasy or real fact Hitler died aged 73 in Argentina

A remarkable claim by Abel Basti a reporter who in his native Argentina watched activity in the Nazi built town that brought him to research what was going on. We know that the President Peron who gave full permission to Nazis, cash, and gold  in his country. They ,the Nazis had built schools and area of sport and houses that really displayed a rich nation to all visitors to Perons palace. Peron made a statement to world press that he had only respect for the Nazi people in his nation as they had provided education and housing in the poor part of city. They had but only for themselves. A fully working town in fact. Many families piled in by submarine, was said to have  happened.

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Today a new case comes to light as the British authors of the book Grey Wolf have used Abel Basti photos if not all his text from Bastis own book.  I believe they did as newspapers from 1960s show same photos of aged Hitler in Argentina long before Gerrad Williams and Simon Dunstan wrote Grey Wolf.

How did Adolf Hitler escape? It was said way back in 1945 by Joe Stalin to Churchill that Hitler had escaped which brought Churchill to Berlin bunker himself . Since then many ways have been suggested .He was flown in a light aircraft up the main street of Berlin by a woman pilot, according to three German eye witnesses. He was helicopter lifted to waiting U boats even given details of submarine U-3523 as the vessel used.

All a maze of could be facts. What is a case, beside Basti photos is that the Skull kept in Moscow on show was tested by Nick Bellanton archeologist who was given the task of DNA  as late as 2009. It was found that the skull belonged to a female around 45 . This so upset the Kremlin that they then refused to allow the jawbone to be tested.

Now a FBI document declassified recently may prove that Hitler escaped and did not die in the bunker in 1945.

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The photograph Hitler hated and tried to destroy it.

 

A CIA agent retired who had worked 21 years as highest paid official in intelligence section came out with a revelation. His name Robert Baer .

He told the world that after all Hitler and his day old wife had fled at end of war before even Russians reach the gates of Berlin all knew  war was lost.

In Argentina a great haul of Hitlers known belongings went under that hammer at  action in 2014 but police moved in fast to stop it an arrest that simple farmer who was to gain from the sale as to how he had come by the items. The man had said Hitlers house is for sale I just walked in and took all of it.

 

Basti seems to think Hitler saw a way out and brought in dead bodies from the city morgue and had them burned to fool the Russians. He then was taken by car to the submarines already packed with riches.

When U.3523 was found recently sitting on the bottom of sea bed off coast of Argentina Governments of the world told it could not have been used as it was so damaged by war it was not possible Hitler had escaped in it? Maybe they themselves blew it up to sink it. Why leave it sat in the dock to give a lead to his enemies.

Even when three subs found off coast of Brazil failed to alarm anyone I myself came to think maybe more to this story than just a tale. If Russians did a deal with Hitler all would be hidden nicely then in Churchill was in on it why would this be even possible and what could be gained by this cation.None. I think the Russians may even have provided the case of bodies found to show they had secured something if not that man alive.

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I was 6 years of age when my uncle told my father he was in Berlin in 1945 with British intelligence and saw the burnt bodies  and told that no one was able to say it was Hitler or not. My uncle had been in Berlin as he told us his name Frank Whiteside if any wish to check.

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we could go on forever but one question comes to mind.If Hitler escaped how come so many top Nazi close to Hitler and in same bunker not go with him?

Perhaps this case will never be fully solved one therefore must look at the evidence we have and thus make up ones mind one way or other.

Smithsonian Institute in America do not believe it possible that Hitler escaped but shot both he and wife and dog to end all fate of hanging as evil dictator.

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No smoke without fire and lots of smoke around this story hangs. So many dead ends as no proof on and side remains.Then if we believe our eyes could Basti be true and his photos real? He is convinced he saw Hitler alive in his native area of Argentina. So did Hitler live to be 71 or 81 and two books on this subject claim? ? ?

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images_058 Abel Basti photo of Hitler in Argentina aged 73. He told of the photo being taken through a window into a room as the man slept but he opened one eye and Basti fled with alerted guards after him.

I have seen some startling evidence from both books written by Basti and  look into the face of this man ,ill and not far off death. Is it Adolf Hitler? I really now think it is.

Is it still a mystery or did he escape and is this Hitler or is it his brother? Then did he have a brother. It all goes down to what you want to believe as this research has led me only half way to fact he escaped. What is your verdict now dear friends and readers for I can say no more. Although ace pilot who landed in Berlin outside of Fuhrerbunker  told after war that Hitler had given her a poison tube to use if caught. She had to air lift Field Marshal Robert Ritter Greim  out to safety as he had replaced Goring as head of Luftwaffe. Goring had been cast a traitor that same day. Russian army had reached the main streets as she lifted off as four witnesses told in 1950. One told that from his window he witnessed one wonder of a flight move over tree line on short run across fields. Why had she risked this if not arranged ? Hitler may well have been the passenger. Germany top female test pilot Hitler trusted and liked.

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images_002Hanna 4 days before her death giving BBC interview in good English. Told of her amazing flight to Berlin Bunker to meet with Hitler and that may have been her death wish.

Her name Hanna Reitsch died in 1976 in Frankfurt Germany an iron cross holder. She may have taken Hitler out of Berlin but she stuck to her story it was the new head of Luftwaffe and him only. That plane made it out of Berlin but damaged with bullets holes came down and found empty. Later Greim was captured by American troops and was told he would be handed over in Saltsbergh to the Russians who demand he should be their prisoner. Left in a cell Greim  killed himself. We dont not know if Hitler was on that plane and that is what the Russians wanted to know.  Stalin most certainly thought so. It was a secret, that if true, Hanna Reitsch, air ace, took to her grave. She had taken cyanide pill having written to a friend in England himself a flyer for RAF, that it had started in the bunker will end with it. Why did she at 67 fit and able to give that famous interview with BBC only days prior? Did Intelligence contact her with questions? Only answer must be yes and therefore what she did not want to admit may have been what this blog is all about. Her medical record death certificate gives it as heart attack. her friends know that is not the case. I found out she was born in Poland and all her family shot themselves to save problems later. Hanna had loved being top dog and to her end day loved Hitler and did not believe he had anything to do with Jews or death camps even though she cried over seeing what had gone on in film. Loyal to Germany and the Fuhrer she chose death rather than say she flew him out of Germany to freedom.

Yours Sincerely Sir Kevin.

Copyright Kevin Parr Bt.9th January 2019

The real Utter or Uther Pendragon.

We all know of the legend called King Arthur the Briton. A war time Roman at the fall of Rome who remained in England to fight Vikings and prove he could rule as King. He most probably was a Britain in the Roman army called Artorious   His father is said to have been Utter Pendragon brother to a King himself.

In the wild borderland in front of Scotland we find the valley that steams from the hills of three counties but it is the Cumbria river called Eden that flows north and is the only one that flow that way in Britain. It runs down the Eden valley and on one of its bends we find the remote castle that we know was built by Utter Pendragon but in 1080s. He is a recorded Norman Earl who built and had that castle washed away before it could be finished by his stone masons. The Eden river had swollen and down the castle fell.

Record says he started again but river came back with power to scold him. Eventually and much moved back he managed to effect his dream home. War built for protection in that part still wild today. Not a big castle more a family home it stood but time neglected it into the romantic ruin we know today.

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PENDRAGON CASTLE.

In knowing its owner Doctor Raven Frankland  who worked on the fallen masonry and dug out the cellars during the later part of his life I joined him for a day digging in the hard packed spoil. 30 years it had taken him ,bit by bit, to clear out and cement up what stood to help save it. We talked about its builder and Utter and a a man for short conversation as he was a busy man. A doctor of history and one of the richest men in the country owing much of the lands his family inherited and bought way back in time.  A vast remote empire of thousands of acres and village.  He told me that Utter could in no way have been the father of Arthur the King. But I knew that from dates .What did come over was that Pendragon was not Welsh nor his town of Penrith at far end of county new as made in 1972 Government mess out of old and sacred Westmorland and Cumberland plus bits of Lancashire and Yorkshire. Now Cumbria.

Lady Anne Clifford had owned that castle in the days of Cromwell and she had stood up to him too. It had a long history of owners up to Frankland time.

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So who is Arthur of the Britons. The once and future King? Some 20 miles up the A66 trunk road that follows the old Roman Verterai  highway we come to an ancient stone circle now just a mound .It holds the name of Arthurs round table. Across the road a Roman grave stone stands against the wall of a field. Roman villa stood in that area we know from floor found. My guess is Artorius was a Roman army Officer who with the men he had lead in battles decided to take their freedom ,or had been ordered to remain when Rome went back in force to save Rome from Attila. They survived the ending of Roman power and known world empire.  He had the skills the armour the horses and desire to rule. He was Arthur the legend. The rest made up by the first writer who gave us all the cast that did not exits as far as names relate.

Morte de Arthur is an old poem that tells of a man who became a King called Arthur it weaves a story much as we know through movie land. Only small parts of the whole are true. He was not Ambrosius he was Arthur and he did exist but not as we know it today.

King Arthur, metal statue,English coastline.

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River Eden near Appleby town.

Excaliber was one of the seven swords in old Briganti Norse legends that became made by the blacksmith Weyland.

Weyland was punished by Swedish King Nidud who lamed him for the rape of his own daughter when taking a gold ring to be repaired. He had sent his two sons who Weyland killed and made cups from their skulls and so chained to an anvil earth bound  smithy to shoe the hooves of Odins horses he was sentenced to do for eternity.

This is mentioned in the Volundarkida a 13th century poem but was taken from a 5th century work called the Beowulf poems.This was England oldest known record..  So did Arthurs sword exist? no, it is called Excaliber which gives us a  big clue. Ex meaning parted with and calibur the army name for a bullet mold.  So parted with mold. The legend really is that of King Charlemagne of the Lombards 742-814 AD who had his Knights and castle and empire and a sword that he loved to use. This was the mold that Arthur as King had taken over in most details and a magical sword added for good measure. Not that the man himself would have known as it all came after his own time.  Arthur lived centuries before Charlemagne then we see it just cant have existed. the whole story is fabricated by Geoffrey of Monmouth a known writer of records of ancient Kings of Britain.. A monk who invented all he had no information on which was all of them.  Arthur may have lived but nothing as the legend makes out. He was said to have led armies against the invaders who may have been Saxon or Viking as every one wanted England after Rome fell.

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This said smithy is located in Southern England and can be seen today. Legend is he made 7 magical swords and cast them up into the skies so to hide them from his brothers and his father Odin. They form a heavenly star formation. For Arthur one sword was granted to make him king. All nicely rounded up to make a good story better.

Uther Pendragon  was born centuries later and no legend just a historic builder of a castle in North West Britain who could not stop the river at the place he wanted his castle. He is know for only this and no more.

So the mystery is who was Arthur and who was his father. Six stories exist but none hold water so far. We need to leave the whole legend behind and start with one ex Roman army man who may have had had British blood. Nothing else can be trusted as fact. Most of the story relates to another real mentioned King who was also Holy Roman Emperor and ruled in Europe a vast area.

When the story of Arthur was being invented by Geoff and all that came after him it was  many centuries after the real man lived and died in battle. But there is nothing like a story that is the heart of the meaning of all that is fine and noble in mankind to stir the nation into unity. That is why this story will persist unto the end of time. The once and future King story is far older than even Arthur. It relates to that of Dunmail a northern valley King who fought raiders and was killed at the head of a pass called now Dunmail Rise  near Keswick in Cumbria. It is not well know but the great heap of stone on the ridge came from the rock slides of centuries. If one big stone is under that then there by lays King Dunmail. In those days so far off it was common for a rich land owner to call himself King of the valley and at one time many such local valleys had a king. Maybe a farmer or someone who was big enough to insist.

 

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Dunmail is said to have won the battle but dying of his wounds told his loyal soldiers to bury him under a pile of large stones .If he was needed to defend and protect his lands again all they had to do was to knock on the stones loudly 3 times and he would rise with sword in hand to lead them against the foe. This battle is recorded as fact and many English Britons died there but four times more Scottish raiders died that day.  The King Dunmail was killed by sword cut to his chest and died of blood loss. The rest is of course with much artistic license but is the first mention of a King that will live to fight again. It is added to the story of Arthur from this tale by writers in the past who built this story by candle light and guile. When one takes away Camelot and that sword what is left is a Romano-Briton leader who died fighting the enemy and was famous in his own life time.

Yours with respect Sir Kevin.

Kevin Parr. Bt Copyright  December 11th 2018

 

 

The Eternal City Mystery

What we were told at school about Rome and its invaders may be quite wrong in parts. In fact it was Rome, which had copied Athens and Carthage as first organized civilizations, that brought about its own demise.  We now look at both Generals who came to destroy Rome as individual leaders.

Hannibal Barca was a 65 year old army General employed by his city leaders to protected this most wonderful city in Carthage. When Rome brought that nation in to its Empire it came bearing gifts as it had done in Britain. Prove you are a generous visitor and walk right in without a fight . It saved all the mess of war. At first being a part of the Roman world gave them citizenship and more it gave them a far far larger trading area. Then Rome raised taxes and little Carthage found out too late what greed existed as a price too high to pay. Of course lots of to and fro but in a nuts shell we have it.

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Eventually it became a threat and in went Hannibal Barca from Tunis and with a massed army of some 16000 men and 5000 cavalry with 68 African Elephants and riders set off across land over the Alps on to Italian soil.It was the most daring act in history By now he had lost more than half his elephants and supplies over cliffs and crevices but he attacked cities leading to Rome but failed to reach that city limits.

Skipio the Roman leader welcomed change and  in one small way almost supported Hannibals attempt. The Government did not . Eventually after winning all he came to he faced the Roman army head on. In no shape now to advance he withdrew. Skipio had won the first Punic wars against Carthage and had burned their whole naval fleet. When attempting the impossible attack on Rome on a 1500 mile march over the Alps was a  master stroke that Rome could never have expected. It was the best planned march over terrible routes ever planed and executed by any war leader in history

He had come withing a mile of taking Rome as most legions had not returned to help. What was left looked and acted fearsome and fresh to a war torn enemy. Romes reputation protected her.  Hannibal was stuck with casualties and captured Romans. His men had no more left to go that extra mile and so the most successful attack ever yet on Roman power was lost in the blink of an eye.

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Ruins of Carthage as seen in 1980s

Hannibal knew what was to follow in revenge as he raced back to Carthage to defend. Rome sent in her forces leaving not a stone upon another stone and a fine city was raised to the ground, its people made slaves or killed.

Hannibal took poison from the ring on his finger that was cased ready for containing such. He was 65  tired and  ill so unwilling to be taken by Rome and given to fight lions in the great arena as his end. Today the ruins of his famous city spreads across the Sahara not one stone higher that was that case then. From Modern day Tunis one may walk around it as I have done in the 1980s.

We now go forward to look closely at Attila the Hun. A Germanic leader who had fought in the Dacia wars. Rome had sent in army after army to try control on the tribes. Even Julio Caesar  had fought back the threat with cruelty so bad it was of today war crimes against the peoples he burned slashed  raped and killed . Such was his victory. Even children had to be cut in pieces by sword. His attempt was to wipe out the tribes forever.

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So when it came Attila was the stronger man. His resolve saw only the end of Roman power over them. To effect this he had little choice but to bring down the capital as to finish an ant nest scatters all inside that can escape or do it so well nothing can escape. In this mode and thought he spent time planning .  He knew that if he started war outside of Rome with small part of his massed armies to make it look as if Hell was at Romes front door he could slip in and smash it down with fire and sword kill all and move back behind Roman army and sandwich them between both parts of his army. it worked like clockwork so well that it ended with the total death of  an Empire that had, at its height, covered most of the known world.

So cutting to the chaise one asks one mystery and here it comes. Why is it said that Rome is the Eternal city? Surely that title must belong to London in England. It is but another Roman city but through 2500 years of its being it has always been populated . Rome ,

Vikings, Saxons, French and Hitler gave us hell but at no time  did it ever stopped that city from working.

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Rome lay in ruins it was finished and further more for 500 years no one lived any place near it.

It can be seen today as when the road collapsed in 2001 below the modern city bus lane the ancient city could be seen. Today thanks to modern minds it is preserved for all to see where law was passed in the old world. The whole street is there in ruins.

How can it be the Eternal city if no one lives in it and ruins are all that remain. That is my mystery you see. London today is thriving as always she has throughout time

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Yours with respect Sir Kevin.

Copyright 2018 Dec Kevin Parr Bt

The renowned wicked Jimmy

“Brutal, course ,cruel and even sensual.’ Words used to describe Sir James Lowther

Whom in 1784 inherited the great Lonsdale Estates.  It was the one time editor of the Westmorland Gazette in the town of Kendal, one Thomas de Quincy who said the above about the new owner of Lowther Castle the Lord of Lonsdale in print. De Quincy lived near enough to know Sir James personally. He was famous himself, for his work, the best being the Opium Eaters.

He told Wordsworth the poet working as post office stamper that Sir James was ” A true Feudal Chieftain in both appearance and in deed,who took delight in exercising his disdain for modern refinement by haughty carelessness in his magnificence.

There are many tales of this high Lords mischief among the local traders but little reached the mighty Lord it seems.

Sir James Lowthers  downfall was his romantic nature and while he endured a terrible marriage ,she lucky to have escaped. He was smitten by the charm of young daughter of one of his farm tenants decided to marry her there and then. She however found her self his mistress only. he found that he had problems hiding the fact so had her paced in one of his house south of Cumberland. In fact in a manor house in Hampshire. She of law standing ran the house her way and servants became her friends. This suited not Sir James who often called on her on his journey to  the House of Lords in Parliament in London.

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Sketch of Sir James Lowther at the time if investigation into girls body in his care. Are there ghosts in England well Lowther castle was Bell Book and Candled by churches who believed the story true

 

In research this arrangement suited both parties that is until the girls untimely death. Short illness of six days seems to point at poisoning but no charges and no investigation as no one knew she was there. It may have been something else that killed her as even Sir James was mortified at the news. He rode through to Hampshire four days later as horse riding is a slow way of travel and roads then in winter mud ridden and impassible ,in summer dust bowls. Bedsides he must have rode that horse hard to do a 490 mile journey in such time. May have changed horse on the way.Then records are not that deep.

However he would not allow the girls burial. He took her back to Lowther Castle and dressed her in ermine robes and sat the corpse at his dinner table as a dead guest.

This practice went on for weeks until bits dropped off the body as servants moved her chair to table one breakfast time. This decided they all had had quite enough and they collectively told Sir James he was mad, before leaving without notice.

So it was then he moved the body in a glass lidded case to his farm house in Maulds Meaburn village near Penrith  in the Eden River valley. Not far from his great castle he mourned his loves passing .

A local Vicar was shocked when he called to satisfy locals of what was going on. The stench of putrefying flesh had the vicar taken to his heels and vanished. The glass fronted casket containing her rotted remains was housed in a cupboard when the Government forces marched in .The body in the case was found and so Sir James had no choice but to agree to bury her.

 

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He traveled  with the coach that she was carted in, to Londons Paddington Cemetery and Sir James moaned as she was lowered into the tomb he had paid for. He set a company of Cumberland Militia soldiers around the tomb on guard for several weeks.

After this he sank into fits of despair and depression and so returned home a month later to Lowther Castle miserable. He died in1802,unloved by all who had contact with him. His many servants his tenants and the House of lords.  Thomas de Quincy and the Church of England saw the coffin move from side to side and only with great difficulty was it lowered under ground. The legend began that same day when a coach and horses bolted and raced up the driveway to stop at the castle door a if by evil wish to return from his death the great Lord Lonsdale Earl of Lowther Sir James had indeed returned to his seat. As famous in death as he was infamous in life

Today the castle built by Scott the architect for lowther lays in decay .None would dare to live within it. I was shocked when I walked about its roofless rooms as in fact its twin castle was built in rural Herefordshire called  Eastnor castle around same time for a customer Scott must have raced the plans for Lowther  down to middle England and sold the plan twice. Today Eastnor is still a family home.

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So mystery is why such a building as Lowther really was left to rot.It must have cost a fortune to build even in those days. The Lonsdale Lowthers family remain near by in equally  nice property but have never used Lowther Castle. Nor have they sold it. Well Jimmy was not at home when I made my visit inside what is now a ruin. Mind you it was a visit on a really sunny day when May sets her blossoms to impress the winter worn soul. Mine not Sir James soul. For that is quite another story.

God be with you all.

Yours Sir Kevin.

Kevin Parr Bt copyright Dec 2018

 

 

 

 

The tales of old men and fact today.

The Ark of the Covenant is a subject for many television historians on air today. Watching them amazes me with doubt. In Jerusalem museum some years ago a friend who ran it told me that the way scrolls were transported on tour from tent groups to tent group distant was in wooden boxes to fit a camels saddle. Wood is carved and in rich mans circles even gilded gold. Today not one exist owing to the very nature of wood, it rots.

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Every year new boxes made by Arab and Jew sold even now to camel and donkey owners. If this is so and I do know it is having seen so much of  ancient trade being plied. Having rode a camel across the Sahara to El Gem site in Algeria and in Tunis area I know how wandering tribes existed.

Tales told of a golden ark that existed in Babylon in the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar 11 and held the ten commandments of Moses. Well! firstly Babylon is modern day Iraq so how did Moses work arrive there from Palestine or Egypt. Stone tablets must have broken the backs of poor camels. Or could it all be myth. A wooden box carved and gilded would not last a period of time until today. Yet so many say it did? Tablets in stone must have taken years for one man to relate the words of God. Why when even the invention of papyrus paper was know to Moses being born there. Could it only mean that the words of God so precious must be hammered in stone meaning ingrained in the mind forever from books. so we have a box of papers on our camels back now which is better for the poor camel too. What are they looking for these historians with little grey matter in the brain.? It was even said by just one man that is that he had seen wonders and when asked he told on the hanging gardens of Babylon. This fellow  was Philo and he hailed from Byzantium. In all the digs around that site no one can say a hanging terraced garden ever existed. Was Philo confused ,drunk or just a liar or did he see what he described as trees that did not grow in earth as grown in pots on someones balcony. As simple as that and if many balcony over hanging down a slope as houses went up it his sight was not impaired he just saw something he had never seen before. Man will always make gardens always invent new ways to make a garden.Even in a pot on a ledge but if you live not in a city but a spread of vast courtyard called Byzantium what chance did he have of learning hydroponics and pot plant culture.

In the 4th Century we have Plato, he told us of a land called Atlantis. A war on that land of plenty with Athens had the land sink in what is now the Atlantic Ocean.  Again only one mans view of the situation. No other known reports on Atlantis fate,or even existence. Yet all rush to find this mythical land as if all is as said and no imagination employed on Plato part.  As in Sir Thomas Moor account in his book Utopia it is what he dreamed to change a King from a monster to  fair ruler. It was a land he invented for a reason in that case. Plato was a play writer a man with power who wrote fiction in poetry could it be he wrote it in verse too. In all I have mentioned man is still searching hard to find what was never there before?

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I viewed a program on Ethiopia some time back that brought it all back to me. The story elastic as now that said Ark of the Covenant is back with us as the Ethiopian tale is on. They have the Ark in a mud hut building locked and guarded all the time.When asked why the BBC film crew could not film it a holy monk replied that the ark had so much power one glance at that light beams it threw out would blind you all and melt flesh from bone from your faces. Good line if you wanted to keep a secret. Nothing is inside that building but a whole  nation believes they have it. A wooden box from a camels back painted with gold leaf and some 3 thousand years old at least. Full of stone tablets in Moses carved letters.

My great grandfather who had made billions from 1840 with brick making factories and teams of horse wagon and builders using Parr bricks to build Englands Royal docks. He lived in a castle and he invented a way to keep away thieves. He lined the drive with trees of horsechestnut as his wive loved to see them in bloom.Bushes and gates and told all he met of the legend of a headless horseman who haunted the castle grounds. It worked so well he was never in danger and slept soundly ever night. I read his diary when I was around 17 and there it was in his own words.  So nothing starts a story better than that which we want to believe is true.

The land of Atlantis could be real as many lands have slipped into the sea and lost forever.The night that happened to Port Royal in the Annals of  Jamaica really did occur with the loss of thousands of human beings, buildings banks ships and city gone in under an hour all of it. It rid us  of many pirates though so nothing happens without a little gain for someone namely English Government. It had nothing to do with mankind it was land slide only without warning. So many be Atlantis did the same? Then it is strange that only one mans account exits.

 

 

Port Royal town that sank beneath the sea in a vast land slide without warning

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hardly ever accept what I am told without stopping to think then research. If Im wrong I am man enough to say so but I hope my research brings enough doubt of tales to dispel as fiction not fact most of these legends like the big crazy today. The Knights Templar riches. Research brought up every penny they made as bankers as money lenders to Kings and as membership funding to the club. They did not dig up riches from under the city temples in Jerusalem and the did discover that Jesus did not die on  a cross. Later they even stopped belief that Jesus even existed. So as Philip King of Spain had no way of paying back is loan to Templar bank he started the story that finally finished the bank murdered the leaders persecuted the Knights and brought war upon them by all European Kings and holy Emperor little chance did they have to prove it all wrong.

What happened to the treasure .Well if one counts up all the outstanding loans to all the Royal debtors who murdered the lenders we have most of it accounted for. If investments in lands and buildings we know not of then someone made really sure they vanished into thin air. what they found after murder of Knights Templar burning them in Paris and Rome nothing was found in the Knights pockets saddlebags homes and banks. Not a simple trace of cash not a sniff of riches. They already had it all in loans unpaid. It is how the worlds Royalty made it rich. How 5the Vatican was built and how today we have banks.

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Hope you want to see more of this truth as to me it is worthy of lots of research as to which Royal had the biggest unpaid loans???

Yours will love Sir Kevin,

Kevin Parr Bt 2018 copyright

 

 

Time will not hide sins.

Certainly true in this amazing tale of detection. The victim lived some 689 years ago. One important mayor of Verona. Dead in 1329 no accusation of murder, buried and time forgot him. That is until now.

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Cangrande Della Scala he was named became a great war Lord taking city after city into his empire until he took the city of Treviso and as the head minister handed over the city keys Cangrande fell ill and died aged 38. It was his own doctor that attended his last moments on earth and suggested Cangrande had that very morning drank water from a polluted stream.

Water was precious as malaria had accounted for many deaths and Verona was a place of dark river and many swallow hill streams under bridges ran into the towns. Here the tetzi flies bred into billions and no doubt Cangrande died of this according to his physician.

With Cangrandes corpse being wrapped his own nephew one Mastino 11 took control as his uncles bloodline and hanged the poor physician from the ceiling beam.

Mastino rose to greatness having all that his uncle had worked for and youth on his side for power. We need look no further if we suspect murder.

Now all of this may be of little news if not for an amazing discovery in 2017. A cemetery was being moved by clearance order to make space for housing. Cangrandes tomb was found and so began a real history detective case.

The bones carried to the Scientist lab and investigations discovered Digitalis in the bones and rotted remains came up with so much of this natural poison made from the plant called Foxglove. The full autopsy proved beyond doubt that Cangrande Della Scala had been murdered.

So over time we can point the finger at Mastino who for motive of greed and mighty power murdered his uncle by poisoning him with a common available Foxglove poison in his breakfast food.

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A carved image of the victim can be seen on his horse within  Verona today. The area of said city is named after him.  It took over 600 years to prove a murder took place and so my titled page relates to it as perhaps no one can escape justice. God himself knew all and so Mastino paid with his soul.  For us to find so much proof is due to the great advancement in medicine and science to be able to tell what a man ate in his life so long after nothing but bones remained is amazing.

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Cangrande Della Scala remains.

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Verona today and the church that holds Congrandes bones

 

Much the same was done on the bones of King Richard 111 in UK. They even knew he drank red wine with meals of fish , beef and shell fish. Just from a cross section on bone all is revealed of a mans life is the subject here told.

A mystery solved by modern science and historic record.

Yours with love .Sir Kevin.

Copyright Sir Kevin James Parr Bt  December 9th 2018