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As Brexit and British politics ramps up, members of our burgeoning Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads postulate on whether the world is watching the emergence of the British Empire Mark II.


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Brexit…Not going well, is it?


Here’s examples of what Undergrounders are saying:

What is the Commonwealth if not the British Empire 2.0?…

The Empire strikes back? Or delusions of grandeur of an old relic?

Global Britain brand ‘seen as Empire 2.0’, warns top Government official as he slams post-Brexit slogan…

What about Scotland 2.0? Delusions of grandeur that requires the architects get medicated?

Commonwealth as British Empire 2.0…

The Scots think they will get North Sea oil if they left, but my guess is it would be considered a UK asset, and in a divorce divided proportionately to population.

Ministers aim to build ‘empire 2.0’ with African Commonwealth…

The UK has a wide and varied expertise in banking and finance, oil and gas, defence, aerospace, health, IT industry and so on, and equipped for the future. 

Brexiters focus on the Commonwealth factor…
Nations of the former British empire touted as trade partners by Tories 

Commonwealth may yet be a saviour for the United Kingdom…

Old colonies have never been priority, but now may be time to rebuild those bridges.

Nicholas Shaxson on Tax Havens, the Banking system & UK Uncut…

City of London has much greater banking power than most realize, in my opinion…This may be an underestimated aspect of the soon-to-be EU-free Britain…

700 Years Banking Cabal by William Stuart…

I have given up trying to pick what will happen from this bizarre exercise. Just about anything is possible, but I suspect a cleanout of politicians in the next election is probable. Whatever the ending, there will be strife, but I suspect it will be worse if they don’t exit, given both major parties promised to at the last election. 

Ed Spannaus introduces the September 1997 panel on Britains Invisible Empire. Copies of the Fall of the House of Windsor Report that he mentions are available at Counter-Intelligence editor Jeff Steinberg opens by detailing the structure and nature of the modern British Empire starting with Queen Elizabeth, her perrogative powers, the Privy Council, and the corporate power she wields.…

 If they go against the outcome in favor of those who exercised their democratic right to vote to leave the EU then democracy is truly dead in the UK, and it would be better to ‘leave’ personally.

Could Brexit mean a new UK-China relationship?…

There is no doubt in my mind that the UK politicians have behaved very badly over this whole farce, and I suspect they will continue to do so as whatever happens happens.

“Why not? The country has the financial expertise to be their bankers. .”… Those (British) Venetian Baaahhhhhhhhstards!…

The Queen is expected to do what Parliament decides. She must be in severe difficulty in working out what to do now.

If you leave the EU, you need a large market. 1.4 billion is not bad. But additionally, it gives leverage in future trade discussions with the EU. As I understand, Germany is the major supplier of cars to the UK. The threat of Chinese competition should sharpen Germany’s attitude in trade talks. 


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Set in the 19th Century, WORLD ODYSSEY (The World Duology, #1) follows the fortunes of three young travelers as each embarks on an epic journey. Their dramatic adventures span sixteen years and see them engage with Native American Indians, Barbary Coast pirates, Aborigines, Maoris and Pacific Islanders as they travel around the world – from America to Africa, from England to the Canary Islands, to Australia, New Zealand and Samoa.




Ambitious American adventurer Nathan Johnson’s journey begins when he runs away to sea to escape a violent father. After surviving a shipwreck and enslavement by one of the indigenous tribes of America’s northwest, his stocks rise and he becomes a successful trader. When Nathan decides to visit Fiji to trade muskets to the natives, he doesn’t know it but his fortunes are about to change again.

Sheltered English missionary Susannah Drake’s journey begins after she agrees to accompany her clergyman father to Fiji to help him run a mission station there. They endure a nightmare voyage they’re lucky to survive. When Susannah finds herself sexually attracted to a young crewmember, she is forced to choose between her forbidden desires and the life her father has mapped out for her.

Irrepressible Cockney Jack Halliday’s journey begins when he steals hemp from an unscrupulous employer who owes him outstanding wages. For this he’s sentenced to seven years’ hard labor in the British penal colony of New South Wales. Jack escapes to Fiji only to be tracked down by a bounty hunter employed by the British Government to round up escaped convicts.

After traveling thousands of miles and experiencing the best and worst that life can offer, these three disparate individuals eventually end up in the remote archipelago of Fiji, in the South Pacific, where their lives intersect.

★ The adventures of Nathan, Susannah and Jack continue in FIJI: A NOVEL (The World Duology, #2).


Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about World Odyssey:

★★★★★ “World Odyssey is a sweeping historical saga.” -Karine Brégeon (author of ‘Francette and the Mystery of the Deaf Soldier’)

★★★★★ “A Totally Engaging Epic!” -Historical Novel Review

★★★★★ “Get ready to sail the high seas.” -Remy Benoit (historian and author of ‘Peace, Now’)

★★★★★ “A must read for any and everyone!” -A Bit Of Everything Reviews

★★★★★ “A wonderful read filled with adventure, tragedy, hope, struggles and overcoming the odds.” -Lynelle Clark (author of ‘A Pirate’s Wife’)

★★★★★ “Recommended for globe-trotting adventure fans.” -Jason Letts (author of ‘The Inevitable Trilogy’)

★★★★★ “Highly readable and thoroughly enjoyable.” -J.B. DiNizo (author of Comings and Goings)

★★★★★ “High Seas and Exotic Ports.” -Gary Jordan (author of ‘Leon’s Lair’)

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Happy reading! -Lance & James





Some say the Queen is one of the wealthiest people in the world, if not the wealthiest. Our thriller novel The Orphan Factory covers secret Royal assets and undeclared income… 

Also, here’s an excerpt from The Orphan Factory:

In fact, Lady Penelope was only distantly related to the Windsors, or British Royals, and that relationship was by marriage rather than blood. However, she was an influential figure as she represented many of Queen Elizabeth’s financial interests.

Despite the absence of Queen Elizabeth II’s name in annual Forbes Rich Lists, everyone in the room was aware the Queen was one of the wealthiest people in the world, if not the wealthiest. However, hers and the House of Windsor’s assets and income were mostly non-declared. Naylor himself claimed to have witnessed one offshore bank account of the Queen’s whose value was in the hundreds of billions.

Contrary to the myth that the British Royals were no longer all-powerful, it was common knowledge within Omega and other organizations in the know that they remained one of the most dominant forces on the planet. The Royals were totally comfortable with the mass populace believing they’d passed their heyday. That belief allowed them to control things behind the scenes with effortless ease. And control they did, in every way imaginable.

The reality was the Windsors had their fingers in many pies and had a huge say in global affairs. At home, they dictated to the British Parliament, and no elected Prime Minister could take up office without first pledging total allegiance to the Queen and future King. To Kentbridge’s way of thinking, that proved Britain was no more a democracy than was the United States.

The special agent had often told his orphans that in her capacity as the reigning monarch of the Commonwealth nations, the Queen had legitimate business interests in the pharmaceutical, banking and mineral industries in most or all of those countries. No small cheese considering those nations included mineral-rich Canada and Australia as well as India and numerous African states.

Kentbridge had also told the orphans it was a commonly held belief within Omega that the Queen bankrolled and reaped the rewards from other far more secretive ventures worldwide. As for the exact nature of those other ventures, nobody in the agency knew.

Lady Penelope’s active involvement in Omega proved beyond doubt to Kentbridge and his superiors that the British Royals considered the agency a likely way to expand its semisecret, global empire. The extremely intelligent and influential Omega founding members gave the Royals faith that the below-the-radar Omega Agency would eventually become the potent organization it strived to be.

Read more in The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)