Monocled Mutineer – Mutiny at the BBC

Why did Bleasdale’s drama cause such a media storm? Why was the BBC Director Alasdair Milne removed? And what were Willie Whitelaw’s links to Toplis’ killer?

United Russia Societies Association

Just weeks before Russia February Revolution swept Tsar Nicholas II from power, a crack team of Russian intelligence specialists, diplomats and Anglo-Russian Oligarchs pooled resources to form the United Russia Societies Association. As Britain pinned its hopes on the incoming Kerensky Government, Liberals and Conservatives In Britain looked forward to a whole new era in…

Sir Bernard Pares Russophile, Adventurer … Secret Agent

The role played by scholar, academic and adventurer Bernard Pares in Britain’s relationship with Imperial Russia and the signing of the Anglo-Russian Convention continues to be overlooked in popular history. This article explores the complex relationship between Pares’ groundwork for the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in 1907, the British Russia Bureau during the First World…

Harold Williams and the British Russian Bureau

A look at the respected Russian scholar, propagandist and multi-linguist, Harold Williams in the context of the first English translation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in January 1920. Also explores the relationship between Williams, Sir Bernard Pares, the United Russia Societies Association and the Anglo-Russian Bureau during the 1915-1919 period. Born to…

Eribi Holdings, Eddie Lister and the Race to Rebuild Libya

Recent events in the Ukraine have turned the spotlight once again on Putin’s influence in British Politics. At the time that Britain and the UN Security Council was preparing to engage in military action against Gaddafi’s forces in Libya in 2011, Boris Johnson, then London’s mayor, backed Putin’s rejection of the No Fly Zone. In…

The Manchester Arena Inquiry – The Radicalisation of Salman Abedi

Download the full PDF Guide (170 pages, 950kb) The terror attack on the Manchester Arena came at a critical time in relations between Libya and Britain. Although the UN and Theresa May government were still backing the provisional government that the bomber’s Tripoli-based militia had been protecting , an increasingly influential advocacy group including the…

Edward Griffiths George Burdon (1873-1937)

The most deadly deep fake in history. Despite being exposed as a fake in 1921, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion which tells of a secret Jewish plot to destroy and take over the world went on to play its part in the suffering and brutal murder of over six million men, women and…

George Shanks and the Protocols Matrix

On the 100th anniversary of the book being exposed as a forgery, a recent discovery in the archives in Dublin suggests that the 1920 British translation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (The Jewish Peril) was not the work of ‘lone wolf’ anti-Semite George Shanks, but part of a sophisticated propaganda offensive conceived…

The Winnats Pass Mystery: Death of Toplis Witness Harry Fallows

In the aftermath of a fractious year that had seen the much feared General Strike promise to set Britain ablaze with devastating flames of crisis and sedition, the national papers made the most of an unremarkable start to the New Year. The famous Winnats Pass in the craggy High Peaks of Derbyshire, a favourite rambling…

Lovers Suicide in Castleton: The Pass Finally Reveals its Secrets

On Saturday January 8th 1927 the bodies of Toplis accomplice Harry Fallows and his sweetheart Marjorie Stewart were found dead in a cave in Castleton. Within weeks the leading detective in the Toplis investigation was also dead and the first eye witness account of the Etaples Mutiny would be published in the British Press. Was…