Our book For Victims Yours and Ours is an investigation into the criminal agenda that runs through many centuries and is associated with the City of London. It unveils the “hidden hand” behind all major wars and revolutions and delivers the key that unlocks the mysteries surrounding the death of many prominent men in history. We discovered this key whilst investigating a hostile takeover of the Anglo-Polish cultural and religious heritage in Fawley Court, near Henley-on-Thames, about 40 miles west from the City of London. Fawley Court, one of the few country houses designed by Christopher Wren, chief architect of St Paul's Cathedral, is a Grade I-listed building and was home to many historic figures including one of the compilers of Domesday Book, Walter Giffard. During the Second World War, it served as a training camp for wireless operators and Special Operations Executives (SOE), including the Polish elite formation “Silent and Unseen.” Sadly, despite their outstanding performance in various intelligence and military operations throughout the war, especially their contribution to the Battle of Britain, the Polish people were betrayed and mistreated by their British allies who struck a deal with the Soviets behind their back and approved the new communist regime in Poland. Many of the Polish war veterans, who could not return to communist Poland because of political repressions, donated funds to purchase and renovate Fawley Court which was entrusted to the Catholic Congregation of Marian Fathers to serve as a school for Polish boys - Divine Mercy College. Over the next decades, under the auspices of Father Józef Jarzębowski, the Polish community established in Fawley Court a cultural centre comprising a school, a museum, and a library. In the 1960s, Prince Stanisław Radziwiłł founded a church next to Father Jarzębowski's grave and called it St Anne's Church, in commemoration of his late mother, Princess Lubomirska. St Anne's Church was granted status of Grade II-listed building due to “special historic interest for its significance to the Polish Roman Catholic community and which has associations with the Polish royal family.”

In communist Poland, church institutions were heavily infiltrated by the communist authorities, in particular the Fourth department of the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs (WSW) which recruited agents who could provide information and disintegrate the church community from within. These communist espionage activities increased after 1978, when Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyła became Pope John Paul II. In the early 1980s, long after the death of Father Józef Jarzębowski, new priests arrived to Fawley Court from communist Poland and they pondered upon sale of the Fawley manor but there was resistance from within the community and they were afraid that the protests would reach Pope John Paul II. The sale had eventually been aborted yet the Marian Fathers still managed to close the Divine Mercy College mid-term in 1986, in breach of beneficiaries' trust. Fawley Court was subsequently turned into a pilgrim's house and retreat centre for the Anglo-Polish community in Britain. By the 1990s, it became the only Divine Mercy centre in England, popularizing the visions and the Divine Mercy message of a Polish nun and mystic, Sister Faustyna. Concurrently, in 1999, in anticipation of sale of the property, the Marian Fathers established a new charity, Marian Fathers Charitable Trust, with different objects than those established in the original trust deeds, thus granting themselves unfettered powers of disposal of Fawley Court. Following the death of the Polish Pope John Paul II in 2005, they started to remove museum artefacts and urns with human remains of Polish nobility from the church columbarium, without consent of the Anglo-Polish beneficiaries. Then, acting in collaboration with the Vatican authorities, they desecrated the church and put the property on the market. In 2008, Fawley Court was viewed by Aida Dellal Hersham, the ex-wife of Gary Hersham, a prominent Jewish real estate agent who assisted Russian oligarchs in money laundering in London's real estate. He was accused to be among the plotters who concocted and participated in the unsuccessful attempt of coup d’état in the oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, in West Africa, known as 'Wonga Coup'. Fawley Court, a Grade I-listed building, in such location and with such unique history was an opportunity that could not be missed. In view of the ongoing protests of the Anglo-Polish community against the sale of Fawley Court, Aida Hersham and her associates used an offshore company and an Irish developer with Catholic background, Richard Butler-Creagh as middleman, to facilitate the purchase. In December 2008, Aida Hersham registered a new company - Cherrilow Limited – a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to acquire Fawley Court. The company was incorporated in Jersey and had multilayered structure in order to conceal beneficial ownership.

Members of the Anglo-Polish community wrote numerous complaints to the UK Charity Commission, a quasi-governmental body which regulates the work of around 160,000 registered charities in England and Wales, requesting investigation into the actions of the Marian Fathers but the UK Charity Commission concluded “it had no regulatory interest”. Further letters of appeal written to the Vatican authorities and the new Pope Benedict XVI were stonewalled and the sale of Fawley Court was completed in April 2010. Soon thereafter the Marian Fathers transferred £4 million from proceeds of sale to the Vatican Bank. Aida Hersham purchased Fawley Court with credit advanced by Credit Swiss (UK) Limited at an undervalue price of £16.5 million however £3.5 million had been retained pending the exhumation of the remains of the founder of the Divine Mercy College, Father Józef Jarzębowski and the founder of the church, Prince Stanisław Radziwiłł. The Anglo-Polish community raised numerous legal, ethical and moral objections against the exhumations of Polish patriots, whose last wish was to be buried in Fawley Court. Yet the UK Charity Commission, the UK Ministry of Justice and the UK Court of Appeal under presidency of Lord Neuberger, former merchant banker at N.M. Rothschild & Sons (and future President of the UK Supreme Court) backed the Marian Fathers and prominent buyers of Fawley Court. In 2012, the UK Supreme Court rejected further appeal of the Anglo-Polish community and consequently the Marian Fathers exhumed the earthly remains of Father Józef Jarzębowski without consent of his nearest blood relative, Elżbieta Rudewicz, violating his last wish and effectively destroying cultural and religious heritage of the Anglo-Polish community.

The battle to save the Anglo-Polish heritage in Fawley Court lasted many years and involved numerous court proceedings, petitions and correspondence with the British authorities. On December 14, 2012, we filed an application at the UK Supreme Court to set the judgment aside on the basis of procedural deficiencies, discrimination on grounds of religion and culture and anti-Catholic bias on part of the British judges. On August 6, 2013, Father Jarzębowski's nearest blood relative, Elżbieta Rudewicz, filed her own complaint, pointing out the relevant European and English case law to confirm that last wishes of the dead had legal protection under English and European law. She provided evidence of Marian Fathers' mercenary motives and quoted also art. 4 of the 1972 UN Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which places a special duty on the contracting states of: - “ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, preservation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage.” In response, the UK Supreme Court accepted some procedural mistakes in the decision-making process regarding the exhumation of Father Józef Jarzębowski but refused to set previous judgments aside. Subsequent complaints made to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg had also been rejected despite evident human rights violations. Once we realized the scale of bias against the Anglo-Polish community and its heritage, we started to search for the origin of this secret force that had prosecuted Christians in Britain and in Europe for centuries. This made us to embark on a long historical odyssey which led us to discover little known albeit fascinating facts regarding history of Fawley Court, its connection to the City of London and its impact on the world events, mostly in context of land expropriations.

Our journey began in Roman times and foundation of the trading port at the River Thames called Londinium. The city attracted merchants, money-lenders and all sort of adventurers from Europe becoming the financial centre of the Roman province called Britannia. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century CE, Londinium was abandoned and the British Isles were overrun by the Germanic tribes: Angles, Saxons and Jutes who have overtaken the lands of the Celtic Britons. The Anglo-Saxons had soon been challenged by the Vikings, the Danes and the Franco-Normans. In 1066, the Franco-Normans led by William the Conqueror invaded British shores and after defeating Anglo-Saxon king, Harold Godwinson, they marched inland re-possessing land of the Anglo-Saxon elites. Fawley manor had been seized and given by way of reward to the kinsman of William the Conqueror, Walter Giffard, who became one of the leading compilers of Domesday Book, a detailed survey of all the lands in England and Wales created for tax purposes. The record revealed the impact of mass expropriation showing that by 1086 only about 5 per cent of land in England south of the river Tees was left in English hands.

One of few places that had not been conquered by the Franco-Normans was the strongly fortified City of London, which was built on the ruins of Londinium during Saxon times. Its citizens agreed to accept the authority of the new King on condition that the King would accept the old privileges and independence of the City of London. The City of London was tax-exempt and operated as a syndicate of tradesmen with evolving civic government and representative assembly, which predated Parliament. The City was the major source of loans for the English Crown and the common people of England, and plenty of land was mortgaged to the City's moneylenders. This was a time when the knights in Europe were called by the Pope to take up the cross and travel to the Holy Land to wrestle Jerusalem from the Muslim invaders. During their expeditions the crusaders struck an alliance with the merchants of Genoa and Venice who assisted them with their fleet but also provided them with the maps which helped them to make a breakthrough discovery near the ruins of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. After many years of excavations, the crusaders found ancient maps and manuscripts which contained secret knowledge on sacred geometry, kabbalah, alchemy, architectural engineering and teachings on the nature of God and universe. These discoveries laid foundation of the new religious-military order, the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon in short known as Knights Templar. Subsequently, the Templars acquired land and raised castles in Europe and the Middle East. They hired masons to build monumental cathedrals, maintained their own fleet, raised armies and developed their own banking services. They loaned money to the kings and engaged in various wars. In the Iberian Peninsula they helped to repel Muslim invaders and establish an independent kingdom of Portugal. In England, they brokered Magna Carta which limited the power of the English king, granted rights to the barons and confirmed the old privileges of the City of London. Within few decades, the Templars became so powerful that they were virtually beyond any secular or ecclesiastical jurisdiction. They had the power to appoint and depose rulers. Eventually in 1307, the French king, who was indebted to the Templars, and the Pope, who was dependent on the French king, ordered the arrest of the Templars across Europe, accusing them of heresy and denunciation of Christ. Yet in Portugal and in England, the Templars had not been prosecuted. In Portugal, the Templar Order turned into the Order of Christ and engaged in maritime expeditions. In England, the Templars, who were the counselors, treasurers and royal guards of the English kings, preserved their heritage in the Middle Temple in the City of London and in various masonic lodges which proliferated on the British Isles, especially in the remote land of Scotland, giving rise to Freemasonry. The Freemasons hoped that one day they would destroy the power of the Roman Catholic Church and thus avenge the prosecution of the Knights Templar.

In the late fifteen century, after England's plundering expeditions in France and wars of dynastic successions, came the era of maritime expeditions. This was prompted by the Ottoman Turks who expanded their dominions in the Middle East closing the traditional trading routes that led to India and East Asia. The merchants from Venice, Genoa and other Italian city-states, subsequently flocked to Catholic Spain and Portugal to participate in maritime adventures, in search for alternative maritime routes to India. Many of these merchants or their companions discovered new lands where they set up a business model based on slave-trade and plantation economy. After their expulsion from Spain and Portugal by the Christian rulers they moved to the Netherlands helping the Dutch to establish independent merchant republic and a prosperous Dutch Empire based on exploitation of overseas colonies. Due to the instability of the European Continent these merchants soon moved to the City of London, which meant to become a new launchpad for their maritime expeditions. As they planned to build a new maritime empire without moral reservations, they expropriated the assets of the Roman Catholic Church under the banner of religious reformation and made the church subservient to the interests of the state. The man who oversaw this process in England, Thomas Cromwell, was a mercenary working for the Merchant Adventurers, a branch of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, the prime livery company in the City of London. Major English explorers of the sixteen century were affiliated with the Worshipful Company of Mercers and the Middle Temple, which sponsored a number of overseas expeditions. Their members invested in the plantations in Ireland and North America, and established trading relations with the Muscovites.

In this period of maritime expeditions, Fawley Court was acquired by James Whitelocke, son of a London merchant, whose twin brother served under Francis Drake, most famous English pirate and member honoris causa of the Middle Temple. James Whitelocke was the first parliamentarian to challenge the royal prerogatives of the English king becoming the voice of the new aggressive colonial elites who sought more power for themselves. During the English civil war that erupted in the seventeen century between the parliamentarians and royalists, James Whitelocke's son, Bulstrode Whitelocke, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, who inherited Fawley Court from his father, was sent to the king at Oxford to negotiate terms of the peace. After few decades of bloody battles, the parliamentarians defeated the royalists and together with merchants from the Dutch Republic led by William of Orange, deposed the Catholic king James II, in what came to be known as Glorious Revolution. By that time Fawley Court came into possession of one of the most prominent plantation owners and slave traders, William Freeman. It was William Freeman who received William of Orange after his invasion of the British Isles in 1688 and it was in Fawley Court were the new king took address from the Corporation of London which wished to ensure that he will respect the old privileges of the City of London.

Soon after the Glorious Revolution, the English merchants passed the Bill of Rights laying out principles of parliamentary supremacy, and they set up Bank of England in the City of London to finance wars with Catholic France and credit maritime expeditions, transatlantic slave trade and land expropriation. At the same time, the merchant elites of the City of London subverted the rival Catholic empires in Europe in particular France, Spain and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth by supporting protestant state of Prussia and extending control over orthodox Russia. They set up masonic lodges all across Europe to promote republican revolution and a new social order in which Christianity would cease to be a state religion. By the late eighteen century, these merchant elites took control over the Papacy, diminished the power of the Spanish Empire and organized French Revolution turning France into a secular Republic. They cooperated with the Dutch Republic, Prussia and various Germanic states assisting the Russians in forming modern army and navy, effectively helping them to build the Russian Empire. The alliance of the Muscovites with the merchant elites of Western Europe created a very strong bond between England, Dutch Republic, Prussia and Russia forming the so called “NORTHERN ALLIANCE” that is still in operation today. The main victim of the Northern Alliance was the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the strongest Catholic state in Central and Eastern Europe. By the late eighteen century it was partitioned by Prussia, Russia and Austria all of which were controlled by rulers who had strong affiliations with the merchant elites of the City of London. In the same period, late eighteen century, these merchant elites of the City of London helped the American colonists to establish their own merchant republic with a seat in Washington D.C., which would become independent from the British Crown, yet affiliated with the City of London.

By the early nineteen century, the merchant elites of the City of London came to be dominated by the powerful Jewish banking family – the House of Rothschild – which balanced the powers on the European continent by floating loans to major European states, especially authoritarian states of Prussia, Russia and Austria. By keeping many states and rulers on their payroll they effectively influenced the outcomes of wars and determined fate of many nations. They appointed and deposed rulers just like the Templars did centuries before them. They secured Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire but only after Russia threatened unilateral intervention. They secured Belgian independence but only to weaken the Kingdom of the Netherlands. By floating loans to the newly liberated countries in South America, they weakened the Spanish Crown to open new markets for the British merchants. In the second half of the nineteen century, the Rothschilds facilitated the unification of German lands under Prussia's leadership and facilitated unification of Italy. They also financed Japan and the Ottoman Empire to prevent Imperial Russia from becoming too powerful. Concurrently, the Rothschilds and the merchant elites of the City of London came to control one quarter of the entire globe, helping the British to build their own Empire by expropriating land overseas and taking control over world's resources, often waging wars in pursuit of commercial profit. In order to justify their colonial plunder, they produced theories of Scientific Racism, Free Trade, Social Darwinism and Eugenics which were used as justification for exterminating other nations and taking control of their land. These theories were quickly adopted by the merchant elites in the United States and the industrial elites in Germany and would lead eventually to the mass extermination of various nations all across the globe, culminating in the genocide of the Slavs and European Jews, mostly Eastern European Orthodox Jews, during the Second World War.

In the first decade of the twenty century, Fawley Court became an inspiration for Toad Hall, a country house in a famous children book The Wind in the Willows, written by Kenneth Grahame, a long-serving secretary of the Bank of England. Kenneth Grahame left the Bank of England in June 1908, having been bullied by one of the bank's directors, Walter Cunliffe. Soon thereafter, he published a children book titled Wind in the Willows which revolves around an unlawful takeover of an English stately home by the weasels and its subsequent recovery by Mr Toad and his companions. Under cover of a seemingly innocent tale Kenneth Grahame conveyed a hidden secret that England had been overtaken by the merchant elites of the City of London. In Chapter Four of his book, when Mole and Rat visit Mr. Badger, the latter shows them the underground City of “...the solid vaultings of the crammed store-chambers, the masonry everywhere, the pillars, the arches, the pavements.” He then tells them a story that “...very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now, before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is, there was a city – a city of people you know. Here, where we are standing, they lived, and walked, and talked and slept, and carried on their business. Here they stabled their horses and feasted, from here they rode out to fight or drove out to trade. They were a powerful people, and rich and great builders. They built to last, for they thought their city would last forever.” The City to which Kenneth Grahame makes reference, helped to build a number of states and global empires including the British Empire, the Russian Empire, the German Reich and the Empire of Japan. At the same time, it assisted in the demise of many states and empires including Catholic France, Catholic Spain, Catholic Ireland, Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Confucian China and the Ottoman Empire. In the twenty century, the merchant elites of the City of London and their affiliated partners in the City's American branch, Washington D.C., became, through series of cross-border cartel arrangements, source of two destructive world wars and the communist revolution which aimed to abolish nation states, expropriate land and destroy Christian religion. They created, financed and maintained the Soviet Empire and other communist regimes, which gave them a pretext for constant armament expenditure, thus creating a “balance of terror” in the world for their own commercial benefits. Today, these merchant elites and their successors in title hide their accumulated wealth in numerous tax havens and continue the same agenda through different means. They finance various terrorist groups to shift public attention away from the corrupted merchant elites, and they engineer mass migration to steadily destroys nation states, Christian values and European society.

Our book For Victims Yours and Ours exposes the criminal agenda of the merchant elites of the City of London that has been kept hidden for centuries. It is a monument dedicated to millions of their victims and a tribute to many forgotten heroes who resisted their oppression. It is an essential guide for those who wish to truly understand the powers that shaped past events and continue to determine our future. Our book covers roughly the period from foundation of Rome right to the present time and is a result of many years of our campaign, research and analysis. It is supported by over 4000 references to historical books, dissertations, national archives, reports and press articles, and other relevant sources. Additionally, it contains a description of the entire Fawley Court Campaign and a selection of documents and correspondence regarding the fraudulent disposal of Fawley Court as an example of modern-day expropriation carried out with the approval of the British and Vatican authorities and the EU institutions. We trust that our work will help to identify the precise source of the corrupted system that we are struggling with today and that it will support our long-running campaign for the restitution of Fawley Court to its rightful owners.

Natalie Graszewicz & Dominik Socha

Directors of Polonia Restituta