Faced with a scandal around the Prince of Wales – was he secretly married and were there children – in 1784 Opposition Leader Charles James Fox “warned that Maria’s situation as well as that of the Prince would be perilous if they went through a ceremony of marriage.” Get my book ‘The Great Regency Cover-Up’ to read my true mystery story. “A marriage with a Catholic would remove the Prince from the succession to the throne – if it were a real marriage – but that was just what it could not be … Fox went on to explain the anomalous position that any children of the marriage would be in; illegitimate when born, but possibly legitimized in later life, if the Prince were to give himself permission under the Royal Marriage Act to repeat the marriage when he became King.” The Prince ignored Fox’s warnings claiming that “there not only is, but never was, any grounds for these reports, which have of late been so malevolently circulated.” Then for some reason Maria did a complete about face and agreed to go ahead with the marriage and, in November, returned to England. “I have told him I will be his,” she wrote to Lady Anne Lindsay, her traveling companion who had returned to England ahead of her. “I know I injure him and perhaps destroy for ever my own tranquility.” In the light of her earlier insistence and against all the advice to the contrary, her high morals and staunch Catholic beliefs, I wonder what caused her to suddenly change her mind and reverse her original firm stand? Could it be that she was having his child? A legitimate child?
I’ve received a threat of libel against her family from (name supplied) in an email, (dated 9 October, 2022), who claims to be a descendent of Mabel Hookey ,who I’ve quoted in my book ‘The Great Regency Cover-Up’.
She is threatening legal action if I “continue to quote from her ad nausea, without checking if indeed her claims are accurate or how the impact such claims may have on the Desailly descendants.”
She says she is is “fed-up” with Hookey’s “figment of imagination”.
“I now have support with members of Hookey’s own family,” she adds, “who together with our family, may take legal action for libel. Her claims are not true.”
Firstly they have no case.
They should be suing Mabel Hookey, the author of the book I’ve quoted, not me.
If they offend them then they need to sue Hookey, the author of the book I’ve quoted, “The Chaplain, Being Some Further Account Of The Days Of Bobby Knopwood”.
The passages I’ve quoted in the book refer only to rumours.
I’ve heard independently from a descendant of Dr Desailly who supports my story of Dr and Mrs Desailly and say her family also has not been able to learn anything about the doctor’s alleged secret.
The other subject containing Mabel Hookey’s quotes is of rumours surrounding the private lives of King George III and King George IV.
One concerns a rumoured secret marriage of George III to a Hannah Lightfoot when he was young.
The other of a secret marriage of George Prince of Wales to a widow Mrs Maria Fitzherbert.
The legitimacy of the marriage was declared legal by the Pope but not the British Parliament.
If either rumours were true then this may have changed the entire course of history.
Both matters are still being disputed today, more than 200 years later.
Any evidence, like the hastily drawn up wedding agreement between George Prince of Wales and Maria Fitzherbert were destroyed by Mrs Fitzherbert after the King’s desth.
Mabel Hookey, in her book and the extracts I have quoted, is only offering whatever evidence we have, circumstantial or otherwise, in Chapter 13 ‘The Secret Marriage’ and elsewhere throughout the book.
As for doctor Desailly, I have found documents that show he eventually appeared in elite circles in Tasmania.
He is reported to be in the company of the first chaplain of Tasmania, Rev Robert Knopwood, and the Governor of the colony, David Collins.
Hookey’s information, she clearly says, is only rumours.
From chapter 2 in ‘The Great Regency Cover-Up’, “It was whispered that”, “gossip”, “conjecture”, “supposition”, “mystery”, “secret”, “let us draw a bow at”.
There is no case of libel against the Hookey family here.
Everyone today seems to be searching for their soul mate. Or do they mean twin soul? Or twin flame? What is the difference, if there is one, between a twin soul and a soul mate? Have you ever thought about it? Whenever someone talks to me about searching for their soul mate I ask them, “Or do you mean twin soul?” And most of the time I get a blank look as if to say, “I never thought of that.” So what is the difference between a soul mate and a twin soul? If there is one. Twin souls are, well, like twins. They come from the same soul, or womb, and are here to achieve a common or similar goal,either together or independently. Both Darwin and Wallace arrived at much the same theory of evolution at the same time, so they were twin souls who, rather than working in collaboration, developed the same theories, concurrently but independently. Like insurance, if one didn’t get it the other one probably would. Logarithms, you’ll be interested to know, were discovered by both John Napier of Scotland and Joost Burgi of Switzerland around the same time. The microchip was invented twice within half a year of each other, first by Jack Kilby (1958) and then Robert Noyce (1959). So what are soul mates and how are they different from a twin soul? Soul mates are different souls, mates, who may have known each other in past lives, who feel a strong bond with each other or who have agreed to meet up to help each other or to learn from each other, often as a teacher for the other. “You complete me” are the words of a soul mate. “I am complete” are the words of a twin soul. They can be your closest friend or someone who irritates you no end, depending on what their purpose is in being mates and what you need to teach/learn. I’ve been told that I see my greatest faults in my partner. Soul mate. I’d like to think that the subjects of some of the greatest love stories in history might have agreed to meet again as soul mates to live out uncompleted lives. To complete each other. Love at first sight. Did Lancelot and Guinevere and other tragic love stories return as soul mates? What if you were one of them. There are many theories on the question of what is a soul? Mine is that the essence of our soul or higher self is what animates our physical body. Not our soul but its essence. Imagine that your soul is like a vast ocean which began as a clear ocean of water aeons ago. With each lifetime a bucketful of the water from the clear ocean is drawn as the essence of a single lifetime. That is not your soul but the essence of your soul. The experiences of each lifetime you’ve ever lived accumulate in that ocean and therefore in that bucket of water, let’s say as colours, a different colour for each experience which are returned to the ocean when we die. Suppose this happens over and over with each lifetime and the once clear water of the ocean becomes coloured with the experiences of every lifetime. Each life adds more colours (experiences) to your ocean and each new life’s individual essence contains the colours (experiences) of that life to add to the ocean of coloured water. I’d prefer to call it essence not soul. Atman which is Brahman. Essence which is soul. So twin souls would be two bucketfuls draw from the same ocean. Soul mates, on the other hand, are bucketfuls of coloured water drawn from different oceans. Then there are group souls. Group souls need to socialise. Have you ever wondered why a flock of birds in flight all change direction at precisely the same moment? It’s because most birds and animals are members of a group soul. So were we, I believe, in ages past. Then we, at some point, break away and individuate. Then we are complete.
Love and Peace,
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I even insist on showering early because I don’t want to waste any of the day.
I can’t waste any of the food on my plate.
How do you feel about waste?
Because I think that, in the end, waste is going to kill us.
And besides, it’s so, er, wasteful.
About a third of landfill is food.
But there ‘s one kind of waste we seldom or ever think about and one day, I’m concerned, it’s going to be the end of us.
It’s ‘space junk’.
“Currently in Earth orbit, there are more than 23,000 objects larger than about 4 inches (10 centimeters), another half a million objects larger than about 0.4 inch (1 cm) and possibly 100 million more smaller than that, according to NASA.
“And there’s all sorts of stuff up there: dead spacecraft, spent rocket boosters, lost gear from space missions (including a glove, a camera, a blanket, a wrench and, somehow, a toothbrush), random bits of wrecked gear, paint flecks, bits of metal, frozen propellant, and a lot of screws and bolts.”
This according to the website Space.com.
There have already been collisions.
What if just one unfortunate incident starts a chain reaction and . . . well, who knows.
We can support the environment that supports us, respect the land we live on and use it for good, have reverence for Nature including other human beings and figure out who we are and why we’re here.
Is the answer hidden in my life experiences and my search for Truth?
I was involved in many life-affirming nature-conscious ethical issues that would change our future.
What if my chance experiences are a snapshot to making this a better world?
On the cover of this book is where I live today, a quiet fishing village and holiday resort across the bay from Melbourne called Portarlington, .
Every year the town is host to Australia’s Celtic Festival and Mussel Festival.
I’ve learned much over an eventful lifetime, some of which I wish to share with you now.
I’ve had many adventures, physical, mental, metaphysical, travelling, the joy of having two beautiful daughters and three adorable granddaughters, the struggle after bankruptcy, surviving the blow of a spinal stenosis followed by the devastation of a stroke, finding a new life with my mind intact. In my travels.
I’ve met, lived with and mixed with psychics, channels and healers around the world.
I’ve studied all spiritual philosophies from mainstream religions to the Aboriginal Dreaming.
Now I wish to share with you some important philosophical and metaphysical ideas I’ve developed over a lifetime.