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Colin Veach

was done on this righteous, excellent prince at the instigation of Hugh de Lacy’s sons and of William [de Marisco] son of the justiciar’.129 Whatever the veracity of the conspiracy theory, the annals’ statement shows that, in Connacht at least, the Lacys were blamed for the assassination. With his main barrier to the province removed, Richard de Burgh replaced Geoffrey de Marisco as justiciar on 13 February 1228.130 His triumph seemed complete. As Brendan Smith writes, ‘the restoration of de Lacy to his lands and title in 1227 set the seal on a new chapter in Anglo

in Lordship in four realms
Fact, fiction, and film
Kevin J. Harty

– which have received generally positive reviews, at least from readers on Amazon – suggest, in their order of publication, Templar involvement in almost every American fabulist tale and conspiracy theory imaginable, including claims for the true location of the Ark of the Covenant and for the lost continent of Atlantis somewhere in North America. 31 Based on this novel and co-written by Brody and Michael Carr, the 2013 film The American Templars examines (according to blurb Carr supplied to IMDb) the possibility that a group of Knights Templar explored New

in From Iceland to the Americas
Verena Höfig

, capitalism, and communism as forces that led to the degeneration of a former ‘Aryan’ high culture. 45 She was furthermore a firm believer in an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, according to which American society was secretly controlled by a large Jewish network, which suppressed any political movement that could spread racial consciousness among white people. 46 Else Christensen began her political career in Denmark, first as an anarchist, then as a member of the national-Bolshevist wing of the Nazi movement. She left Europe after the Second World War, and first

in From Iceland to the Americas
Matthew Scribner

: first by nomad hordes who crossed the Bering Strait over 10,000 years ago; then by merchants from South-East Asia between AD 300 and 1200, thirdly by Vikings, starting out from Iceland and Greenland, who founded a colony in Vinland, and finally by Columbus. 29 Were it not for the growing audience of Honoré’s more recent successors in the area of pseudo-history, it would be tempting to dismiss claims like these and relegate them to the realm of conspiracy theories. One reason for the popularity of Honoré’s views may be that, by elevating the Norse as the real

in From Iceland to the Americas