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Historical Error #11: A Bogus Quotation from Nathan Rothschild

Gary North
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If you want to excite readers of pulp fiction conspiracy books, offer a quotation from a Rothschild. Ellen Brown wants her readers to get excited.

Nathan Rothschild, who controlled the Bank of England after 1820, notoriously declared:

I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.[Web of Debt, p. 65.]

She offers no footnote.

To help her out, I hereby offer tens of thousands of footnotes. I got them from Google. I searched for "Rothschild" and "I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England." I got over 40,000 hits.

I did not look at all of them. I looked at several dozen. There was no footnote to a primary source document.

Take a look at the academic quality of these sites. See which ones you would trust. There may be one. I did not spot it.

By the way, he did not control the Bank of England. There is no primary source evidence that indicates that he did. His grandson did sit on the board of directors, beginning in 1869.

Once again, lawyer Brown is putting the shuck on the rubes: her readers.

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