Saturday, July 21, 2012

Angers vs. Elizabeth II

I thought this was a joke at first. (The Earl of Warwick mentioned is the brother of Blessed Margaret Plantagenet Pole, who died in prison under Henry VII.) To quote:
Angers, in the Loire valley, was the capital of Anjou province and the geographical base of the Plantagenets, who ruled England from 1154 until 1485, providing some of the most celebrated monarchs in British history, including Richard the Lionheart and Henry V.
But when Edward Plantagenet, the Earl of Warwick, was executed for treason in the Tower of London in 1499, the house’s legitimate male line came to an end. “As redress for the execution of Edward, Angers today demands that the Crown Jewels of England be transferred to Angers,” reads a petition posted on the city’s official website.
Recalling 25-year-old Edward’s “unfair and horrible death” at the hands of henchmen working for Henry VII, England’s first Tudor king, the city believes it is owed an apology and 513 years’ worth of compensation.
This would amount to billions in today’s currency, but Angers is prepared to accept the jewels to cover it all. The petition, which has already been signed by hundreds of so-called Angevins, as well as sympathisers around France and other parts of the world, is directed at the Queen. It describes a “state crime” against a noble line that played a central role in making Britain great, and wants the jewels to be put on public display at the Saint Aubin tower in Angers. (Read entire article.)
More on Edward Plantagenet's life and execution, HERE. Katherine of Aragon thought that her trials in life were a punishment for the murder of the young earl. Share

1 comment:

lara77 said...

HA-HA-HA!!!! THAT IS FUNNY!! I am curious though; why would the heirs of the French Revolution and the Republic wish to get their hands on the symbols of the Kingdom of Great Britain? Do they think their fellow Republicans would care to see Crown Jewels? Has it been very warm in the City of Angers?