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Home circle held on 28th April 2015.

The séance of an actress, a King, a Queen and a Prime Minster of the United Kingdom…

A physical séance is an interesting event to investigate, it is a two hour session whereby intriguing and unexplained physical activity may occur.  In this latest séance there were a number of seemingly odd unexplained incidents which led to information on several notable figures.  These figures were noted in spirit by the medium, activity was seen in and around the points at which information was referred to and research into these five individuals validated not only that they were historical pioneers but that they had links of which no one had thought possible.

Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE (11 May 1892 to 22 May 1972) was an English character actress, she was noted in the séance as several odd lights were seen, these round blue lights thought to be orbs were observed as the medium closed her eyes and referred to a lady in spirit.  In life Dame Margaret Rutherford was one who first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.  In the séance the medium spoke of a lady who had parts in several films, she had been in front of a camera and was known by the name Margaret Rutherford.  In 1963 Dame Rutherford won the best supporting actress Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role as The Duchess of Brighton in The VIPs.  Rutherford was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1961, she was also a Dame Commander (DBE) in 1967.

May was important for the spirit as she had a celebration in spirit.  In life Dame Margaret Rutherford’s birthday was on 11 May 1892 and her passing, you will note, was on 22 May 1972.  Both anniversaries for birth date and passing date will be celebrated in this month of May.

The investigation of a physical séance looks for actual proof of spirit in evidence.  The few minutes following the link to Dame Margaret Rutherford had sitters intrigued as the temperature in the seconds after the referred to information were so cold that people were beginning to look around for what could cause such an icy chill to occur within seconds.  The medium was still talking and it was that as two of the sitters claimed spotting white lights in the corner of the room, at the same time noises started as though someone was walking close to where we were sat in the séance.  No visible evidence of anyone could be noted where the noises of walking were heard.  Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was King of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, Ireland and he was the spirit who was referred to by the medium as being notable for his appearance as the room temp went back to normal, for his clothing, his hair and his link to the name of Charles.  The spirit referred to his name as Charles and then Charles II.

In the séance a link was insisted on by Charles II, he stated the name of James and stated James twice, in research about Charles II it has become apparent that there are two links to James, one as St James’s Palace where Charles II was born and to James II who was the brother of Charles II.  In the séance Charles II spoke of one other name and that was of Henrietta.  Henrietta Maria of France was validated as she was the mother of Charles II.

Charles II’s father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, this was at the climax of the English Civil War.  In the séance the spirit who was noted linked himself to a kingdom, he talked of his life as a leader and there were links to information which validated in research about who he was in life.  Although the Parliament of Scotland proclaimed Charles II King on 5 February 1649, England entered the period historically known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth, and the country was a de facto republic, led by Oliver Cromwell.  Cromwell defeated Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, and it was then Charles fled to mainland Europe.  Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland, it was that Charles spent the next nine years in exile as he went to France, the Dutch Republic, and the Spanish Netherlands.

A political crisis that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy and Charles was invited to return to Britain.  In the séance the spirit linked to May and it was that not only was his birthday on 29 May 1660, but on his 30th birthday, he was received in London to public acclaim.  Having two notable links to the month of May, it was after 1660 that Charles II had full lead of the United Kingdom, it was that all legal documents were dated as if he had succeeded his father as king in 1649.

Anne Boleyn (c. 1501 to 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry III and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.  Henry’s marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of English Reformation, she was notable for her evidence in the physical séance as it was when the medium noted Anne Boleyn that a member’s hair was noted to lift.  The physical unexplained action lasted for a few minutes.  The medium talked of Anne who was in life the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard, and was educated in the Netherlands and France, largely as a maid of honour to Claude of France.  Anne Boleyn returned to England in early 1522, to marry her Irish cousin James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond; the marriage plans were broken up by Cardinal Wolsey, and instead she secured a post at court where she was maid of honour to Henry VIII’s wife, Catherine of Aragon, the name of Catherine was stated several times as the medium was referring to Anne but there was no reason then as for why.  Anne Boleyn also has a connection to May as it was in the month that there is the anniversary for her passing from life, her spirit in the séance was noted when there were odd unexplained voices heard in the séance.

Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith (2 February 1864 – 28 July 1945), was born Emma Alice Margaret Tennant, was an Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit.  In the séance the medium spoke of a couple in spirit, a lady and man, the female spirit with the name of Margaret Asquith but in research Margot Asquith is the lady who links with the information of the séance.  Margo was married to H. H. Asquith, a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1894 until his death in 1928.

The female spirit was linked to May as research has shown that it was on 10 May 1894, Margot married H. H. Asquith and became a “spur to his ambition”.  Margo Asquith was claimed to have brought him into the glittering social world which he had in no way experienced with his first wife, of whom it must be said she always spoke warmly.

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, KC, PC (12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928), he served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.  Until 5 January 1988, he had been the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century and in the séance there were links to his vision for what could have been.

As Prime Minister, Herbert Henry led his Liberal party to a series of domestic reforms, including social insurance and the reduction of the power of the House of Lords, it is interesting as he led the nation into the First World War, but a series of military and political crises led to his replacement in late 1916 by David Lloyd George.  It was his falling out with Lloyd George that played a major part in the downfall of the Liberal Party.  In spirit both Charles II and Herbert Henry Asquith had political leading roles in what were historically later known as crisis times.  Their aims to lead were both oddly linked through research as they both had to try to calm their governments when there were Political Crisis and both had to leave their posts and come back to lead once again.

Herbert Henry Asquith in spirit spoke of another link to May and this was through another female maternal reference to that of his mother Emily Willans (4 May 1828 – 12 December 1888).

There was an interesting reference from the medium to my lovely home York and Henry who she kept saying was his second name, this information was later noted as a link to Asquith as his biographer Stephen Koss entitled the first chapter of his biography “From Herbert to Henry”, referring to upward social mobility and his abandonment of his Yorkshire Nonconformist roots with his second marriage, however, in public, he was invariably referred to only as H. H. Asquith.

Following a Cabinet split on 25 May 1915, caused by the Shell Crisis (sometimes dubbed ‘The Great Shell Shortage’), the failed offensive at the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli, of which there was an anniversary last week, Asquith became head of a new coalition government, bringing senior figures from the Opposition into the Cabinet.  It was that at first the Coalition was seen as a political masterstroke, as the Conservative leader Bonar Law was given a relatively minor job (Secretary for the Colonies), whilst former Conservative leader A. J. Balfour was given the Admiralty, as he was replacing Churchill.  Kitchener, popular with the public, was stripped of his powers over munitions (given to a new ministry under Lloyd George) and the coalition was formed.  It is somewhat a link which should be noted that it is today that we have once again a coalition government, an event which was a big part of Herbert Henry’s role as Prime Minister.  We are about to have an Election in the United Kingdom on the 7th May and there was for Asquith political reform as he in May had to head a new coalition.

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Pics are of Dame Margaret Rutherford, Charles II, Anne Boleyn, Margot Asquith and Herbert Henry Asquith.  Pictures are taken from online encyclopaedia.