Willy The Fink and the Replica Royals

Watch Willy The Fink finger the fakes in the finale.

The Overlay Narrative
The debasement of the English silver penny began in 1300 under Edward I.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/hecker-horizon-and-the-plunging-penny/

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/matthew-paris-and-the-replica-royals/

The overlay narrative continues:

In 1272 Edward I abandoned Henry III‘s numbering system [for monarchs with the same name] and introduced the universal “head of the king” caricature that was used until the 18th year of Henry VII‘s reign [1503].


The coins of Edward I. (A.D. 1273 to 1307) exhibit the head of the king, designed, for the first time, in a style and manner (slightly indicated in the previous reign) that was to continue without alteration for eight successive reigns, including the commencement of Henry VII. [A.D. 1485-1509] ; no difference being made in the face with any view to the individual likeness of the respective sovereigns: it was, in fact, a merely conventional king’s head.

The consequence of the similarity above alluded to has been to cause much difficulty in assigning the proper coins to kings of the same name, especially Edwards I., II., III., as they have no numerals after the name.

Numismatists have, nevertheless, suggested many ingenious methods of effecting the separation.

The Gold, Silver, and Copper Coins of England
Henry Noel Humphreys – 1849




Henry IV. (1399 to 1413).
The coins of the four Henries, who now succeeded each other, are very difficult to distinguish. These princes issued coins of precisely the same type, without any numerals after the name, till Henry the VIIth, in the eighteenth year of his reign, added the ” VII.” in the legend.

The Gold, Silver, and Copper Coins of England
Henry Noel Humphreys – 1849



It’s reported:

Edward III introduced the gold Noble.



The noble was the first English gold coin produced in quantity, having been preceded by the gold penny and the florin earlier in the reigns of King Henry III and King Edward III, which saw little circulation.

The coin was introduced during the second coinage (1344–46) of King Edward III, when the coin weighed 138.5 grains (9.0 grams); during the king’s third coinage (1346–51) the weight of the coin was reduced to 128.5 grains (8.3 grams), while in his fourth coinage (1351–77) it became even lighter, at 120 grains (7.8 grams).

The gold noble, which had hardly changed in style, value, or quality since the reign of Edward III, was minted for the last time during the first reign of King Edward IV (1461–70).

Finally, in 1464 in an attempt to stop the coins drifting over to the continent, the value of all gold nobles was raised from six shillings and eight pence, (6/8) = 80 pence to eight shillings and four pence, (8/4) = 100 pence and a new coin, the “Rose Noble, or Royal” worth ten shillings and weighing 120 grains (7.8 grams) was introduced – however, it was unpopular and was discontinued after 1470.


The hoard comprised 1,237 gold coins and some jewellery.

It was probably deposited between winter 1463 and summer 1464, during the first decade of the Wars of the Roses.

Most of the coins were English nobles, half-nobles and quarter-nobles, ranging in date from the reign of Edward III (1327-77) to a type issued by Edward IV between 1460 and August 1464.

The hoard also included 223 Scottish, French and Burgundian coins: Margaret of Anjou was raising money in these areas on behalf of her husband Henry VI in 1461-63.

BBC – Fishpool Hoard

And it’s said:

Edward IV replaced the gold Noble with the gold Angel.

The angel was an English gold coin introduced by Edward IV in 1465.

It was patterned after the French angelot or ange, which had been issued since 1340.

The name derived from its representation of the archangel Michael slaying a dragon.

As it was considered a new issue of the noble, it was also called the angel-noble.

The angel was such an iconic coin that many English pubs were named after it.

The Angel Inn in Islington (after which the Angel tube station is named) was one of these.


Curtain Call
The beauty of the unnumbered and undated coins is that they provided Archbishop Parker & Accomplices with plenty of opportunities to create a cast of Replica Royals that were later authenticated by the “world’s greatest” dramatist propagandist.



William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.


John was set-up as the English fall guy who “lost” France and thereby “set the scene” for the Hundred Years’ War.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/matthew-paris-and-the-replica-royals/

John was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216.

He lost the Duchy of Normandy and most of his other French lands to King Philip II of France, resulting in the collapse of the Angevin Empire and contributing to the subsequent growth in power of the French Capetian dynasty during the 13th century.


The Angevin Empire describes the possessions of the Angevin kings of England who held lands in England and France during the 12th and 13th centuries. Its rulers were Henry II (ruled 1154–1189), Richard I (r. 1189–1199), and John (r. 1199–1216).

Despite the extent of Angevin rule, Henry’s son, John, was defeated in the Anglo-French War (1213–1214) by Philip II of France following the Battle of Bouvines. John lost control of most of his continental possessions, apart from Gascony in southern Aquitaine. This defeat set the scene for further conflicts between England and France, leading up to the Hundred Years’ War.


The Hundred Years’ War was a series of conflicts in Europe from 1337 to 1453, waged between the House of Plantagenet, rulers of England and the French House of Valois, over the right to rule the Kingdom of France.


Of the disgraceful reign of John we have some coins struck in Ireland, but no English ones, though records exist proving that coinages took place in his reign. He had, in his father’s life, received the title of Lord of Ireland, and probably struck coins there under that authority.

The Gold, Silver, and Copper Coins of England
Henry Noel Humphreys – 1849


The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623.


The Short-Cross Sandwich charade attempts to gloss over:

a) No English minted coins exist for Richard I.
b) No English minted coins exist for John.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/matthew-paris-and-the-replica-royals/

The Noble Shakespearian Shit Sandwich is stuffed full with Willy The Fink‘s unique brand of balderdash that [amongst other things] attempts to gloss-over the Hecker Horizon.

Henry V – Speech – Eve of Saint Crispin’s Day

The Noble Shakespearian Shit Sandwich created a false sense of continuity with the [backdated] gold Noble serenely being replaced by the gold Angel.


During the reign of King Richard II (1377–99), nobles were struck at both the London and Calais mints, but today they are difficult to obtain. Coins minted at Calais can be distinguished because the ship has a flag at the stern.

Nobles were struck throughout Henry VI’s first reign (1422–61), but a shortage of gold resulted in fewer coins being struck.

The gold noble, which had hardly changed in style, value, or quality since the reign of Edward III, was minted for the last time during the first reign of King Edward IV (1461–70).


The Noble Shakespearian Shit Sandwich masks the physical separation of England from France and Ireland.

Richard II: “This Sceptered Isle” speech

The [very striking] Irish coins with the triangular designs terminated in 1302 [at the beginning of the Hecker Horizon] and the minting of more familiar designs restarted in 1460.

Irish Coinage – John Stafford-Langan

Edward‘s first coinage in his father’s name was only stuck in Dublin.

As with the earlier coinages of John as King and Henry III this coinage was produced for export, to fund Edward’s French campaigns and is commonly found in European hoards.

Irish Coinage – John Stafford-Langan

Edward I‘s 1276 coinage in the name of Henry III looks dubious.

Edward I‘s new coinage in 1280 [with the universal “head of the king” caricature] was most probably a) minted after the Hecker Horizon and b) falsely allocated.

The “brief coinage” of 1339 and the “small issue” of 1425 warrant further investigation.

In reality the Hecker Horizon heralded death, disease, destruction, dislocation, debasement of the silver currency, and the subsequent installation of a gold backed regime.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/hecker-horizon-and-the-plunging-penny/

Finally, Willy The Fink used Richard III to tidy-up loose-ends so that a sanitised history of the Middle Ages could be stitched onto the House of Tudor.

Richard III – 1911
Producer: Sir Francis Robert Benson [1858-1939]

Richard III (1452-1485) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1483 until his death in 1485. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England.


Tudor monarchs ruled the Kingdom of England and its realms, including their ancestral Wales and the Lordship of Ireland (later the Kingdom of Ireland) from 1485 until 1603, with five monarchs in that period: Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.


The numberless Groundhog Year only started to breakdown in England after the first Julian Year coin was minted in 1548.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/groundhog-year/

But, as always:

Review the evidence [and lack thereof] and make your own assessments.


I now understand why they insisted [all those years ago] that the absolutely awful Richard II was written by the “world’s greatest dramatist”. Strangely enough, the Richard coins remind me of another lucky audience enjoying a full performance of that dreadfully dreary drama.

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4 Responses to Willy The Fink and the Replica Royals

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  2. ichor0 says:

    Interesting. For starters I love the bit about ‘sceptred isle’. Even more intriguing is your suggestion of shortened time post-1066.

    Famous for ‘Oxfordians’ on the Shakespeare authorship issue is the 1586 £1,000 annuity he got from Elizabeth I (an enormous amount). We all think the mainstream story is BS and the money was for those history plays and because he was rewriting so many of the others.

    I did have my own related thought: that an extra reason for the anonymous handle “Shakespeare’ was because DeVere’s name sounds so Norman (vs Shaksper which, I guess, is Anglo-Saxon). But I did not convince myself, because it had been so many centuries since the Norman Conquest. Now you suggest there was not!

    I want to mention the Wikipedia page which could be called “Why the heck did a group centuries after the fact come up with the name ‘the Plantagenets’?” Scholars agree this was odd. Something like: some Duke of Normandy called himself ‘Sprig of broom’ but in medieval Latin: planta genista. Again, maybe patronizing the Anglo-Saxons or post-disaster something?

    Just for fun: I found an academic paper (by a John S Plant) which claims there were four other common names with “Plant” prefix at the time, centuries before, circa 1100CE. As well as now a lot of possibly shortened surname Plants now (eg Robert Plant). The author could not figure out why and said other people could not either. He got quite silly: “The thirteenth-century English names comprise: Plauntegenet; Plantebene; Plantefolie; Plantefene; and Planterose. These do not all construe ‘gardener’. Instead, they can all be related to the medieval concept of ‘generation’ which, in medieval belief, was a power of man’s vegetable soul”.

    btw I am the same person as ‘HM’ before but now am on WordPress.

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