Category Archives: Treason

George Blake – 1953

“I did what I did for ideological reasons, never for money” THE CRIME: Born in Rotterdam, Holland on 11 November 1922, George Blake was named for King George V. At the outbreak of the Second World War he worked for Dutch resistance for a time before relocating to England where he joined the Royal Navy… Read More »

Judas Iscariot – 30

“Are you the King of the Jews?” THE CRIME: Jesus Christ had been preaching His Gospel for three years around Judea and Galilee and upset the leaders of the Jewish establishment. On the Sunday before Passover Jesus made a triumphant entry into Jerusalem and then he went to the Great Temple where he threw out… Read More »

Plot to Kill Hitler – 1944

“Long live sacred Germany” THE CRIME: After D-Day in 1944 the number of Germans plotting against Hitler increased. Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg — a colonel —was the only officer among them and the only one with regular access to Hitler so he agreed to carry out Hitler’s assassination, code-named Operation Valkyrie. It… Read More »

Reichstag Fire – 1933

“This fire will be a beacon to lead Germany into communism for years to come” THE CRIME: Adolf Hitler had come to power on 30 January 1933. Less than four weeks later, at 10pm on 27 February 1933, the authorities were informed that the Reichstag — the German parliament building — was ablaze. At the… Read More »

Adolph Hitler and the Munich Beer Hall Putsch – 1923

“Hatred grew in me, hatred for those… Miserable and degenerate criminals!” THE CRIME: The First World War defeat of his country lit a fire in Adolf Hitler: “In these nights hatred grew in me, hatred for those responsible for this deed…Miserable and degenerate criminals!” In March 1920 Hitler became active in the German Workers’ Party.… Read More »

David III (aka Dafydd ap Gruffydd) – 1283

“The last survivor of a family of traitors” THE CRIME: As well as being the first nobleman in England to be hanged, drawn and quartered, Dafydd was also the last native Prince of Wales. Born on 11 July 1238, he was the son of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd. For several years Dafydd fought alongside the English… Read More »