Dissolution of the Monasteries, Civil War, Thomas Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell and the Founding of Freemasonry and Zionism?

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Tue Jan 2 14:09:45 GMT 2018

Dissolution of the Monasteries, Civil War, Thomas 
Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell and the Founding of Freemasonry and Zionism?




In 1746, the Abbe Larudan, a critic of 
Freemasonry, published his Les Franc-Macons 
Ecrasses, apparently the child of the author’s 
imagination, in which he asserted that Cromwell, 
in 1648, at a dinner attended by 
Parliamentarians, Presbyterians, and 
Independents, first indicated his intentions to form such a society.

The development of this scheme was related by the 
Abbe with particularity and in detail. Cromwell, 
he tells us, held his confidants in suspense for 
four days, after which, he consummated the 
enterprise in dramatic fashion. Conducting his 
guests into a dark room, he prepared their minds 
for what was to follow by a long prayer in which 
he pretended to be in communion with the spirits 
of the blessed. After this, he explained his 
purpose to found a society to encourage the 
worship of God and to restore peace. Informing 
the company that they must all pass through a 
certain ceremony, and, gaining their consent, he 
appointed a Master, two Wardens, a Secretary, and 
an Orator. The visitors were then removed to 
another room in which was a picture of the ruins 
of Solomon’s Temple. They were next blindfolded, 
removed to another apartment and invested with 
the secrets, after which, Cromwell delivered a 
discourse on religion and politics, so impressing 
the novices that all sects united with Cromwell’s 
army in forming a secret association to promote 
the principles of the love of God and liberty and 
equality among men, but the real objective of 
which was the abolition of the monarchy and the 
establishment of the Commonwealth.

The Temple of Solomon, said the Abbe, was used as 
the symbol of glory or the primitive state of 
man, which, after some years, was destroyed by an 
army representing pride and ambition, the people 
being led away captive. Finally, the Freemasons 
were privileged to rebuild the Temple. The Order 
was divided into three degrees, the Master’s 
degree having a Hiramic legend differing somewhat 
from that later adopted. The death of Hiram 
represented the loss of liberty, and the 
confusion among the workmen represented the state 
of the people who were reduced to slavery by the 
tyrants. Cromwell is then said to have spread the 
Society over England, Scotland, and Ireland, the 
members being first called Freemasons, then 
Levelers, then Independents, next Fifth Monarchy Men, and, finally Freemasons.

The Abbe Larudan, like other fabricators, fell 
into the trap of his own ignorance. He did not 
know that Elias Ashmole had been made a Mason two 
years before Cromwell’s supposed theatrical 
performance, or that lodges had existed in most 
of the principal cities of Scotland before 
Cromwell was born, or that the Master’s degree 
was unheard of, and the Hiramic Legend, too, 
until sixty-five years after Cromwell’s death. 
The Abbe’s absurd story appears to have been 
composed by paraphrasing Edward Ludlow’s Memoirs 
in which he described Cromwell’s intrigues for 
the organization of a new political party, but in 
which nothing was said about Freemasonry.


Have you ever wondered whether the two important 
Cromwells in British history were related?


Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell who 
administered the takeover and sell-off, or 
dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s

and Oliver Cromwell, Puritan, roundhead & general 
of the parliamentary army in the 1640s English Civil war

Yes, indeed they were. Thomas’ father was the 
great-great-great grandfather of Oliver. Oliver 
was the great-great grandson of Thomas’ sister,

Oliver’s great-great-grandfather, Morgan 
Williams, had married Thomas Cromwell’s sister 
Katherine in 1497. Their three sons, Richard, 
another Richard and Walter, began the practice of 
calling themselves Cromwell in place of their 
true surname of Williams, in honour of their famous maternal uncle.

Thomas Cromwell’s older sister Katharine and her 
husband Morgan Williams, a Welsh lawyer, had a 
son, Richard, who later served in Thomas’s 
household and changed his surname to Cromwell. 
Oliver Cromwell was Richard’s great-grandson.
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 From South America, where payment must be made with subtlety, the 
Bormann organization has made a substantial contribution. It has 
drawn many of the brightest Jewish businessmen into a participatory 
role in the development of many of its corporations, and many of 
these Jews share their prosperity most generously with Israel. If 
their proposals are sound, they are even provided with a specially 
dispensed venture capital fund. I spoke with one Jewish businessmen 
in Hartford, Connecticut. He had arrived there quite unknown several 
years before our conversation, but with Bormann money as his 
leverage. Today he is more than a millionaire, a quiet leader in the 
community with a certain share of his profits earmarked as always for 
his venture capital benefactors. This has taken place in many other 
instances across America and demonstrates how Bormann's people 
operate in the contemporary commercial world, in contrast to the 
fanciful nonsense with which Nazis are described in so much "literature."

So much emphasis is placed on select Jewish participation in Bormann 
companies that when Adolf Eichmann was seized and taken to Tel Aviv 
to stand trial, it produced a shock wave in the Jewish and German 
communities of Buenos Aires. Jewish leaders informed the Israeli 
authorities in no uncertain terms that this must never happen again 
because a repetition would permanently rupture relations with the 
Germans of Latin America, as well as with the Bormann organization, 
and cut off the flow of Jewish money to Israel. It never happened 
again, and the pursuit of Bormann quieted down at the request of 
these Jewish leaders. He is residing in an Argentinian safe haven, 
protected by the most efficient German infrastructure in history as 
well as by all those whose prosperity depends on his well-being.
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