FOREWORD

As readers of my previous volumes on the lost history of the British Isles are
aware, they sought to identify the famous, supposedly drowned Atlantis with
Britain. My researches involved almost a lifetime's study of earlier civilisations
in America and Asia, as well as Europe. When I came to realise that the
"drowning" of Atlantis coincided with the Flood of Noah, as that did in turn
with the Greek account of the Deluge of Deucalion, it led to the ultimate
discovery that the history of the Scriptures and of the earlier Greek peoples
took place in Britain.

The evidence I collected eventually threw a vivid searchlight on the past. The
collision of a comet - or more accurately twin comets - with our earth, at a
period preserved under various mythical names, emerged as the main clue to
the course of world history in a most crucial epoch.

It became increasingly clear. I was actually able to identify Bible sites. In
Britain took place the full history of the Israelites and other Bible peoples well
into the Christian era, including the lives of Jesus Christ and the apostles. In
the ensuing pages the reader can follow the clues and form conclusions from
the material presented.

In my last volume, Britain - The Key to World History, I identified the sites of
many famous Biblical cities and events, and here I give considerable attention
to three of them, which in different ways were of outstanding importance: first
York, which bore many names through long centuries, from Babylon to
Strato's Tower, Jericho, and, lastly, Roman Caesarea; second, Edinburgh,
immortalised as the original Jerusalem, and later as Caerleon, City of the Lion,
which had nothing whatever to do with Wales; and third, Glastonbury or
Avalon, closely linked to Christ, who was born in Somerset, then known as
Galilee.

If these claims are true, how could the world have been deceived?

Here it need only be said that evidence exists which shows deliberate
tampering, and suppression of important Roman records relating to Britain,
whereby names,  places, and objects were disguised, for a deliberate purpose,
at a later period. Many valuable clues were eradicated, such as the bulk of the
work of Tacitus.

The name of the Jews in Roman history of the period was carefully expunged,
and they appear as the Silures, a variation of Illyrians, their more classical
name; both geographically correct.

Who possessed a motive for this elaborate deception involving tampering with
classical writers, suppressing others, and deliberately misrepresenting past
history and geography? And, granted the desire, who would have possessed
the power and means to put it into operation?
The answer is Constantine the Great, the world dictator of his age, who in his
youth had known Britain well. He introduced Christianity into the Roman
Empire, for political or pious reasons - perhaps both - but a Christianity which
had arisen in distant barbarian Britain, in an atmosphere of wars, strife, and
doubts. It did not fit in with his policy as a likely creed for his Roman subjects
in the South. He therefore caused a completely new and imitation Holy Land
to be instituted near his own capital, Constantinople. He was aided by certain
prelates he could trust.

He caused "miraculous" discoveries to be made, such as the original Cross, and
even those of the two robbers crucified with Christ. Jerusalem, the new
Jerusalem, was built, splendid churches were erected, and the holy places were
proclaimed, although Hadrian had destroyed the original Jerusalem stone by
stone nearly two centuries before, in Britain. Christ and His disciples, who had
never set foot in the newly created Holy Land, were transferred spiritually
from the scenes truly sacred to Christians, to a far distant region, away from
the hampering history of Judaism and free of the Mosaic influence on early
Christianity, which Rome largely eradicated.

Briefly, such is the explanation of the mystery. There was no one in
Constantine's age to question this fraud. Every possible means was employed
to conceal the transfer in an age when comparatively few could read, and fewer
still knew anything about Britain. Not the least amazing aspect of the story is
that it took place over 1600 years ago, and yet no one seems to have detected
the fraud, although many within the last century have strongly questioned the
truth in regard to the present Jerusalem and other alleged sacred places. For
those who prefer orthodox beliefs to the truth, the fraud will continue to
flourish.

What the educated world should recognise is that world geography and the
history of the past have been entirely misrepresented by Constantine's
dictatorial escapade. He could not transfer the site of Christianity without
upsetting the entire geography of the earlier world at the same time. The
activities of the disciples, for instance, never took place in Asia Minor.

I would only like to add that the aim of this book is not simply and solely to
trace the origins of Christianity and Bible history to Britain, but also to
indicate the great age and distinction of Britain's history and civilisation. The
one is a necessary corollary of the other. If Britain's unknown history throws a
new light on Bible history, it can equally be contended that Bible events, or
those relating to the Jews in the works of Josephus, also throw a strong light
on this ancient island.

Comyns Beaumont
1953
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THE GREAT DECEPTION

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