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Globalist David Rockefeller Dead at 101

March 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Central banker well-known for pushing “world government”

Globalist David Rockefeller Dead at 101


David Rockefeller, a globalist central banker who advocated a “New World Order” and mass population control while wielding vast influence over world leaders, died Monday at the age of 101.

A family spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel, confirmed his passing.

Rockefeller was well-known for openly bragging about the transnational elite’s plans to centralize control over the world’s populations, wealth and resources.

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it,” he wrote in his book Memoirs.

Rockefeller also revealed the extent of corporate media collusion with this gameplan.

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years,” he said at the 1991 Bilderberg meeting. “But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.”

“The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”

Little of that has changed since 1991; currently, the media outlets Rockefeller mentioned all venomously oppose President Trump.

Even more, the New York Times showered Rockefeller with praise in its obituary:

His stature was greater than any corporate title might convey, however. His influence was felt in Washington and foreign capitals, in the corridors of New York City government, art museums, great universities and public schools.

Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of an increasingly less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As a peripatetic advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and in his country’s foreign policy. He was received in foreign capitals with the honors accorded a chief of state.

Interestingly, the NYT mentioned Rockefeller’s Memoirs, but didn’t mention his advocation of world government.

But here’s a breakdown of Rockefeller’s agenda and how he was connected with other world elites with the same views:

And here’s a video of Rockefeller’s last moments surrounded by other elites (satire):

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Media Stays Silent as 2 Major Child Trafficking Rings Busted

March 19, 2017 Leave a comment

The mainstream media remained very quiet on 2 international high level government child trafficking rings when they were exposed recently, begging the question: why?


Child trafficking is a growing problem. So horrendous, in fact, that Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney said that if child trafficking were actually investigated in the United States, it would destroy both Democrats and Republicans alike as it goes all the way to the top of the food chain.

This may be why mainstream media remained very quiet on 2 international high level government child trafficking rings when they were exposed recently. 

One such ring busted involved NGOs and a child welfare officer in the North Bengal region of India.  The State’s Criminal Investigative Department (CID) arrested Sasmita Ghosh, a District Child Protection Officer (DCPO), in the process of uncovering a mass child trafficking ring.

“The CID had unearthed the child trafficking racket during raids at homes and nursing homes in Baduria area of North 24 Parganas district, in Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata and some other parts of south Bengal in November last year,” the Hindu reported.

Ghosh’s arrest was the seventh to occur during these investigations which came to light after a child care home owner was arrested. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member’s name also cropped up, Juhi Chowdhury, leading to explosive accusations from the right-wing party’s president Dilip Ghosh, accusing the media of deliberately tarnishing the political party’s image over child trafficking allegations.

Only this week the senior BJP leader was noted as being set to become the next president of India.

The child trafficking ring is said to have been an elaborate set up. Abortion clinics in the area sold babies after convincing pregnant women to keep their children, on the black market for up to $4,500 USD. The babies, once born, would be taken to nursing homes where they would remain until sold into the sex slave industry.

“It is a huge network of NGOs, nursing homes, doctors and middlemen dealing in illegal adoption and baby trafficking that the police have busted. Our men are now building on the huge leads they have already got in this case,” Rajesh Kumar, CID’s Additional Director General said.

Many corpses of children have since been discovered related to the ring, and reports suggest many of the children were sold on to foreigners.

The second case also involved a child protective services worker in Niger. Babies were stolen or seized from their mothers to give to the society’s elite who suffered fertility issues. Thirty or so children were abducted for this ring.

child trafficking

The western mainstream media remained silent on the two high level child trafficking rings, both of which involve the elites in their respective countries. In India, the Hindu news outlet was accused by the BJP as making the story up to bring down the political party.

Although it’s easier to scoff at “pizza gate” in the United States rather than question it, the possibility of a child trafficking ring involving American elites is high, and questions should be asked.

The UK demonstrated in their Westminster troubles how easy it occurs. Those once held in the highest regard in British parliament and entertainment are now considered to be amongst the worst of the worst in paedophilia offenders. Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath and Jimmy Savile are two examples.

There remains a deep dread for the media to speak up and investigate to the best of their ability “pizza gate” type claims. Do they fear being labelled conspiracy theorists, or simply just ‘crazy’? Maybe they fear uncovering their corporate sponsors and state politicians’ dirty business? Maybe they fear to incriminate too many elites…

If these types of child trafficking rings exist elsewhere in the world, they most certainly exist in the United States. As Cynthia McKinney said, after Trump announced that he would bring the “full force and weight” of the services available to him to end the trafficking trade, this most certainly exists in the US and goes all the way to the top.

Spicer: There’s ‘No Question’ Deep State at Work in Government

March 13, 2017 Leave a comment

“I don’t think it should come as any surprise there are people that burrowed into government.”

Spicer: There's 'No Question' Deep State at Work in Government

Friday at the White House press briefing, when asked if there is a “deep state” of government employees possibly loyal to the Obama administration’s agenda, press secretary Sean Spicer said, “I think that there’s no question when you have eight years of one party in office, there are people who stay in government — and continue to espouse the agenda of the previous administration.”

He continued, “So I don’t think it should come as any surprise there are people that burrowed into government during eight years of the last administration and may have believed in that agenda and want to continue to seek it. I don’t think that should come as a surprise.”

However, he added, it is “not part of the CIA’s mandate under any circumstances” to identify those people for dismissal.

8 Men To Rule Them All: Soros And Globalist Party Now Control More Than Half Of The World

January 18, 2017 Leave a comment



It was and has often been reported that only 62 people own more wealth than the bottom half of the entire world, which at roughly seven billion people, is about 3.6 billion. Most of the names on that list are American names who have amassed such wealth by dodging the tax code. There are instances of these billionaires paying less taxes than their office cleaning lady, which is where the rub comes in.

This is where some would say that Trump (who is nowhere near as rich as those on this list) himself has been questioned regarding his taxes, but that would be due to a lack of understanding of just what got Trump elected. Trump has already said that a lot of the things that he did were things that he had to do in order to keep his business afloat.

The reason is because the system is corrupt, and while he did the dance so to speak, he didn’t much care for the music. He see’s how the average American is losing even the opportunity for upward growth, and he has dedicated the remaining years of his life to stop it from happening any longer.


The kind of wealth that we are talking about is even greater than the wealth of people like George Soros, who uses his money to fund every New World Order initiative and anti-American hate group known to man.

For instance, Bill Gates, who also tends to side with any tax that will hurt the nation that made him the richest man alive, is worth $75 billion dollars. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is on the list, a man who has done many great injustices towards free speech. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is also on the list, a man is in favor of things that limit the Fourth Amendment all the way to down to what size soda pop a person may enjoy.

It is important to note that for conservatives and libertarians, this displeasure over great wealth may seem hypocritical, but it is not. For one thing, true free market principles would say that Mark Zuckerberg has every right to earn as much as he can, and if he reaches too far, the economy will cut him down as a matter of economic fluxing and readjusting. Well, this is exactly what we are seeing in the mass rebellion against many of these people’s business practices.

To continue using Zuckerberg as an example, is it permissible to earn as much possible if it means doing things like manipulating the traffic of the site to media that is paid for over those that just sign up? If so, where is this stated in the account agreement?


When many of these people along with those of nefarious motives like the Rothschild’s (not on the list, but not exactly in the free cheese line, either) attend meetings like Bilderberg, which see’s a meeting that breaks the Logan Act by allowing elected leaders to meet without the oversight of the people or the media, then it is not a matter of gaining wealth by fair means. Those of the free market mindset also are of a FAIR market mindset, as well. What many of these men are doing is akin to a street thug holding up a person at gunpoint and claiming that it is his American right.

Those in the know are saying that if this kind of lopsided injustice is allowed to continue, then we are going to see more things like the election of Donald Trump and the recent Brexit. The market is really “the people”, and the people have had enough. Promoted music videos have been used to make us as dumb as a post, media lies have painted everything that has made America really great as something to be apologized for, and all the while those at the very top are dodging their taxes….which brings us to..Trump, again.


Trump, as mentioned prior, has also been no stranger to this world by his own words. He has confessed to using the only life jacket available when the market crashes engineered by special interests happen. The lobbyists buy the politicians who write laws to shield them.

Trump has shown the world that while these eight people may be the target that everyone is hurling darts at (and in some instances with good reason), they are not the problem alone. The problem is also the career politicians that write these laws.

They are the ones who make restrictions so high that business can no longer be done in America for an affordable rate. Politicians write the tax code that shelters these 8 men, not these 8 men. The world is waking up to this fact, and with any luck, the awakening will keep mushrooming.

The saddest part is that people can make a good deal of money and not have to hole away more wealth than half of the planet (3.6 billion souls), which is number so vast that the only way to put it into perspective is to say that the average night sky alive with every star that can be seen with the naked eye is less than 10,000. It would take 300,000 TIMES more stars to equal three billion, minus the .6 billion!


People like Craig Newmark who is even a huge leftist, non-religious Jew, who is thought to suffer from symptoms similar to Asperger’s disease who not only created Craigs List, but has kept it free, can flouish. This has lead to millions of people (including this author) finding opportunities that they could never afford otherwise. Newark somehow “gets by” on “only” $400 million dollars…all without ads. Not to mention, he has helped millions of people will this creation.

That there, despite his (gag) support of John Kerry for president, is what the American dream is supposed to be about. Not every dime needs to be made at the expense of everyone else in order to have a life that is lavish and offspring who inherit riches. Not everyone is going to be able to create something that has $400 million dollars in worth either, but one thing is absolutely certain; more people will if the same rules apply to everyone and if taxes are low enough to allow for growth.

The USA needs to again make things, and if the only person who is going to point these truths out is Donald Trump, then may God bless Donald Trump. If we keep denying what is happening in the economy, then the fact that 1 in 10 people live on only $2 is going to worsen. When that happens, history books proclaim that upheavals happen and people go to war.

Nations fall, and economies crash. Hopefully, these 8 people can afford a history book.

The Path To Total Dictatorship: America’s “Shadow Government” And Its Silent Coup

January 8, 2017 1 comment


Source: The Rutherford Institute

This incisive article was first published on October 26, 2016, less than two weeks before the November 8 elections.

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state….

The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.

Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.


Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice.

It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.

Domestic surveillance. No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Global spying. The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.

Roving TSA searches. The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents and thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.

USA Patriot Act, NDAA. America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.

Militarized police state. Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones.

Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

SWAT team raids. With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Domestic drones. The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Dept. of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.

School-to-prison pipeline. The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.

Overcriminalization. The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.

Privatized Prisons. States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.

Endless wars. America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

Are you getting the message yet?

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at Whitehead can be contacted at

Former FBI Chief Exposes “Illuminati, Satanism, Pedophile Rings”

December 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Former FBI chief and whistle blower Ted Gunderson exposed satanism in the CIA, the illuminati and pedophile rings and more before his death in 2011.

There are some who believe he was killed by the elite to shut him up.

After retiring from the FBI, Gunderson gave presentations across the country alerting the public to the reality of false flag terrorism, satanic ritual abuse, MK mind control and chemtrails…

Gunderson is best known not for only for exposing these evils and educating the public, but for risking his life to personally help and protect many victims.

According to Activist Post: Gunderson worked tirelessly to expose the sexual and satanic ritual abuse of children by the global elite.He was instrumental in exposing the Franklin Cover-Up, involving government drug smuggling, money laundering, child kidnapping and recruiting boys from orphanages in the Midwest for sex with U.S. Congressmen.

Gunderson also gave speeches exposing the CIA and international child trafficking.

He asked his seminar audience members to copy his research and distribute it to as many people as possible. Education was Gunderson’s plan for defeating global fascist tyranny.

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Historian: Queen Elizabeth Descended From Long Line Of Cannibals

December 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family are descended from a long line of cannibals.

Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family are descended from a long line of cannibals.

British royals have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes. But a British historian has conclusively proved that Queen Elizabeth’s ancestors also had a taste for human flesh.

A new study on medicinal cannibalism has revealed that British royalty were openly dining on parts of the human body as recently as the 19th century, and there are suggestions the practice went underground after that.

The author adds that cannabalism was not a practice reserved for monarchs but was widespread among the aristocracy in Europe.

Medicinal cannibalism: Both Queen Mary II and her uncle King Charles II both took distilled human skull on their deathbeds in 1698 and 1685 respectively, according to Dr Sugg.

Daily Mail reports:

Even as they denounced the barbaric cannibals of the New World, they applied, drank, or wore powdered Egyptian mummy, human fat, flesh, bone, blood, brains and skin.

Moss taken from the skulls of dead soldiers was even used as a cure for nosebleeds, according to Dr Richard Sugg at Durham University.

Dr Sugg said: ‘The human body has been widely used as a therapeutic agent with the most popular treatments involving flesh, bone or blood.

‘Cannibalism was found not only in the New World, as often believed, but also in Europe.

‘One thing we are rarely taught at school yet is evidenced in literary and historic texts of the time is this: James I refused corpse medicine; Charles II made his own corpse medicine; and Charles I was made into corpse medicine.

‘Along with Charles II, eminent users or prescribers included Francis I, Elizabeth I’s surgeon John Banister, Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, William III, and Queen Mary.’

New world: Depiction of cannibalism in the Brazilian Tupinambá tribe as described by Hans Staden in 1557. Whether true or not, the myth ignored the fact that Europeans consumed human flesh.

The history of medicinal cannibalism, Dr Sugg argues, raised a number of important social questions.

He said: ‘Medicinal cannibalism used the formidable weight of European science, publishing, trade networks and educated theory.

‘Whilst corpse medicine has sometimes been presented as a medieval therapy, it was at its height during the social and scientific revolutions of early-modern Britain.

‘It survived well into the 18th century, and amongst the poor it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria.

‘Quite apart from the question of cannibalism, the sourcing of body parts now looks highly unethical to us.

‘In the heyday of medicinal cannibalism bodies or bones were routinely taken from Egyptian tombs and European graveyards. Not only that, but some way into the eighteenth century one of the biggest imports from Ireland into Britain was human skulls.

‘Whether or not all this was worse than the modern black market in human organs is difficult to say.’

This painting of Charles I's execution in 1649 shows people surging forward to mop up the former king's blood. It was thought to have healing properties.

The book gives numerous vivid, often disturbing examples of the practice, ranging from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, through the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and Ireland and on to the tribal man-eating of the Americas.

A painting showing the 1649 execution of Charles I showed people mopping up the king’s blood with handkerchiefs.

Dr Sugg said: ‘This was used to treat the “king’s evil” – a complaint more usually cured by the touch of living monarchs.

‘Over in continental Europe, where the axe fell routinely on the necks of criminals, blood was the medicine of choice for many epileptics.

‘In Denmark the young Hans Christian Andersen saw parents getting their sick child to drink blood at the scaffold. So popular was this treatment that hangmen routinely had their assistants catch the blood in cups as it spurted from the necks of dying felons.

‘Occasionally a patient might shortcut this system. At one early sixteenth-century execution in Germany, ‘a vagrant grabbed the beheaded body “before it had fallen, and drank the blood from him..”.’

The last recorded instance of this practice in Germany fell in 1865.

Whilst James I had refused to take human skull, his grandson Charles II liked the idea so much that he bought the recipe. Having paid perhaps £6,000 for this, he often distilled human skull himself in his private laboratory.

Dr Sugg said: ‘Accordingly known before long as “the King’s Drops”, this fluid remedy was used against epilepsy, convulsions, diseases of the head, and often as an emergency treatment for the dying.

‘It was the very first thing which Charles reached for on February 2 1685, at the start of his last illness, and was administered not only on his deathbed, but on that of Queen Mary in 1698.’

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