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Colley, in Britons, p 65, quotes Lord Haversham, 1707, "Your fleet and your trade have so near a relation, and such a mutual influence upon each other they cannot be well separated; your trade is the mother and nurse of your seamen; your seamen are the life of your fleet, and your fleet is the security amd protection of your trade, and both together are the wealth, strength, security and glory of Britain." Haversham was simply re-cycling Ralegh, as no doubt he knew. Trade follows the flag, or vice versa.

Forging the Nation: 1681-1749

22 x 40¼; signed P. Monamy pinxt. Christie's, Lot 377, 11 May 2000.

Between 1500 - 1530 the first Monamy makes his appearance in the Channel Islands.

Timeline excerpted from Was Shakespeare a Jew ? by Ghislain Muller, 2011.


Muller must have been confused by the British title system. "The first Jewish knight was Sir Solomon de Medina, knighted in 1700, with no further Jews being knighted until 1837, when Queen Victoria knighted Moses Haim Montefiore; four years later, Isaac Lyon Goldsmid was made a baronet, the first Jew to receive a hereditary title. In 1884 Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild became the first Jew to receive an hereditary peerage." Wikipedia.

1759 was the year of victories for Great Britain.. In this year, still at Eton and but eleven years old, Sampson Gideon received a Baronetcy from the grateful government of the Elder Pitt, prime architect of Britain's C18th Empire. The lad was the son of a very rich father. By now he was, presumably, not a Jew.

1569. Andro Monamy, Guernsey linen and other cloth smuggler. See here.

1595. Saint Henry Walpole martyred. See here. Six Walpoles were Jesuit priests. SIX.

1603. Accession of James Ist of England. Imprisonment of Sir Walter Ralegh.

1618. Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh. Seals the fate of the Stuarts.

1625. See here for Antonio Fernandez/Ferdinando Caravajal.

1643. André Monamy appointed one of Guernsey's Parliamentary Governors.. "André the Jurat". Born 19th August 1612, died 1680. Son of Elie Monamy and Suzanne Martin; Married [1] Michelle Dobrée, 22nd June 1634 ; [2] Anne Le Febvre, date of this second marriage unknown; but it must have been before 1652. Probably two children by Michelle Dobrée; and at least 3 more children by Anne Le Febvre. See Guernsey genealogy. André Monamy, son of Elie, was one of the leaders of the Parliamentarian Party in Guernsey during the Civil Wars and Commonwealth. He was one of the twelve Commissioners appointed by Parliament on 23rd March, 1643, who were vested with the governement of Guernsey for a time, and who suspended Bailiff John de Quetteville from office in July following. On the dismissal of five of the Jurats for Royalist opinions by order of Parliament in 1658 he was elected Jurat; being in his turn dismissed from the office of Jurat by Charles II at the Restoration, 1660. See here. He was Peter Monamy's grandfather.

1660. Edward Walpole ardently supported the restoration of Charles II; and would become a Knight of the Bath later in his life. He was the father of Colonel Robert Walpole, and grandfather of Sir Robert Walpole, the Great Man who became the Premier Minister. Edward Walpole was thereby also the great grandfather of Horace Walpole. Wikipedia.

Colonel Robert Walpole, 1650-1700, was a Member of Parliament and considered one of the most influential Whigs at the time. He was also considered the most influential Whig in Norfolk. "Mainly notable for being the father of Sir Robert Walpole", Colonel Walpole was the deputy lieutenant for Norfolk serving along with the Duke of Norfolk, the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. The Duke of Norfolk was, and is, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain.

The Whiggishness of the later Walpoles, post-Glorious Revolution, 1688, is, indeed, exceedingly curious. Could it be that the author of the words of The Vicar of Bray, 1734, had the Great Man himself in mind ? I mean that "monster", whose "memory ought to be execrated" ? Not that H.T.Dickinson would agree. See Wikipedia. Small wonder that Walpole's desire to be so friendly with Spain was looked on with such suspicion by the patriots. Sir Robert Walpole called himself a Whig, but, then, Tony Blair, an RC convert, has called himself a Socialist. One way of becoming Prime Miniister, like Harold Wilson said. Forge away !

Hervey's Naval History of Great Britain, 1779, nails Sir Robert Walpole.

The London Gazetteer, 9th February 1749

English art history has been mendaciously distorted over the centuries by arbiters of taste. The Courtaulds, dedicated Huguenot refugees, must be turning in their graves. Here are three thundering examples of the trahison of the quotidian connoisseurs:

1. In The English Connoisseur, 1767, by Thomas Martyn, quoting Walpole, Preface, page ii:
Quotes Walpole; excoriates the boorish Dutch.

2. In The Harbours of England, first published 1856, by John Ruskin, and 1895, pages 27-43:
Madman slams the Dutch Van Somethings.

3. In The Spirit of Britain, a narrative history of the arts, 1999, by Sir Roy Strong, page 680:
"... no great literature of the sea, nor great school of marine painters."

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