The Centre of the British Empire

TitleThe Centre of the British Empire
Year for Search1886
AuthorsMonk, Henry Wentworth(1827-96)
Date PublishedJuly 24, 1886
PublisherAuthor
Place PublishedOttawa, ON, Canada
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author
Annotation

Eutopia. British-Israelism or the belief that the British are direct descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Palestine as the capital of the British Empire. Suggests that the United States would join such a confederation. Advocates “… the immediate confederation of the English speaking peoples everywhere, with a view to the ultimate confederation of all nations and the abolition of warfare… .” United Nations of the world to follow. Home rule within the confederation for all nations. The author lived in Ottawa and came to believe himself to be the Messiah; there are quite a few such people in the history of utopianism. He published many tracts and pamphlets that are not utopian individually but accumulate to a vision of a better society. These include Electors of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1887 (6th January, 1887); [Campaign tract proposing himself as the most qualified candidate. Suggests that the Queen call a convention of European powers that will agree to cut armies five to ten percent per year for some years. This would produce immigration of able-bodied men to Canada and other British colonies as well as to the U. S.]; The Peace of the World and the Welfare of Canada. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1887. (10 February 1887) [Political campaign literature. Cut European armies by 10% and send the men to the colonies]; How To Do It; or, Canada to the Front! That The Foremost Colony of the Foremost Empire in the World may now Prove Worthy of an Honourable Position among the Nations of the Earth. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1890 (1st May 1890) [Tithe and then purchase Palestine. Construct a modern harbor in Palestine and railroads and roads to connect the world to Palestine]; “A Noise” and “A Shaking” or, Two Indispensable Agents for Effecting the Highest Advancement of the Whole Human Family. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1890. (14th June, 1890) [Universal government. Urges the clergy to act]; The People and the Policy; or, Ourselves, and What Is Expected of Us. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Ptd. by C. W. Mitchell, Free Press Office, 1890. (27th March, 1890) [Britain (and the U. S. because it is mostly composed of British people) are the predicted Ephraim (See Genesis 48:19).and should join together to abolish war by establishing a Supreme International Tribunal. Christians should stop being hypocrites and practice their beliefs. Christians should support him, and those not supporting him will be punished in the Second Coming. He argues that he is the predicted “man-child” of Revelation xii, 5]; “Awake, Awake”. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1893 (16 November 1893) [This is the only one of his works to be consistently catalogued as a utopia, although for no obvious reason. A plea to the comparatively poor to support him]; “Thy Light Is Come”. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1893 (26 January 1893) [This is the best statement of his personal position. Believes that he is identified in Revelation as the one who will “overcome” and introduce the Kingdom of God on earth. He had learned how to read the symbolic language of Revelation; he tried to teach others but was rejected. John Ruskin (1819-1900) paid for the publication of his Interpretation of Revelation in Edinburgh, paid for his period of living in Jerusalem, and paid for his passage to Canada]; The Great Modern Problem. (How to afford permanent peace and security for “all nations”.) about to be very effectually solved by the means of “A Nation Born at Once” A worthy capital for the whole world being thus provided, where every nation upon the earth may be fairly represented, in A Permanent International Tribunal, or Supreme Authority. Recognized and supported by the combined powers of the whole world; that the nations may thus be left without excuse for warfare thenceforth. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1896 (12 February 1896) [Purchase Palestine and make it the world capitol]. [All at Can]

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The author (1827-96)  lived in Ottawa and came to believe himself to be the Messiah; there are quite a few such people in the history of utopianism.

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1886 Monk, Henry Wentworth (1827-96). The Centre of the British Empire. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1886. (24th July 1886)

Eutopia. British-Israelism or the belief that the British are direct descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Palestine as the capital of the British Empire. Suggests that the United States would join such a confederation. Advocates “… the immediate confederation of the English speaking peoples everywhere, with a view to the ultimate confederation of all nations and the abolition of warfare… .” United Nations of the world to follow. Home rule within the confederation for all nations. The author lived in Ottawa and came to believe himself to be the Messiah; there are quite a few such people in the history of utopianism. He published many tracts and pamphlets that are not utopian individually but accumulate to a vision of a better society. These include Electors of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1887 (6th January, 1887); [Campaign tract proposing himself as the most qualified candidate. Suggests that the Queen call a convention of European powers that will agree to cut armies five to ten percent per year for some years. This would produce immigration of able-bodied men to Canada and other British colonies as well as to the U. S.]; The Peace of the World and the Welfare of Canada. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1887. (10 February 1887) [Political campaign literature. Cut European armies by 10% and send the men to the colonies]; How To Do It; or, Canada to the Front! That The Foremost Colony of the Foremost Empire in the World may now Prove Worthy of an Honourable Position among the Nations of the Earth. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1890 (1st May 1890) [Tithe and then purchase Palestine. Construct a modern harbor in Palestine and railroads and roads to connect the world to Palestine]; “A Noise” and “A Shaking” or, Two Indispensable Agents for Effecting the Highest Advancement of the Whole Human Family. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1890. (14th June, 1890) [Universal government. Urges the clergy to act]; The People and the Policy; or, Ourselves, and What Is Expected of Us. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Ptd. by C. W. Mitchell, Free Press Office, 1890. (27th March, 1890) [Britain (and the U. S. because it is mostly composed of British people) are the predicted Ephraim (See Genesis 48:19).and should join together to abolish war by establishing a Supreme International Tribunal. Christians should stop being hypocrites and practice their beliefs. Christians should support him, and those not supporting him will be punished in the Second Coming. He argues that he is the predicted “man-child” of Revelation xii, 5]; “Awake, Awake”. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1893 (16 November 1893) [This is the only one of his works to be consistently catalogued as a utopia, although for no obvious reason. A plea to the comparatively poor to support him]; “Thy Light Is Come”. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1893 (26 January 1893) [This is the best statement of his personal position. Believes that he is identified in Revelation as the one who will “overcome” and introduce the Kingdom of God on earth. He had learned how to read the symbolic language of Revelation; he tried to teach others but was rejected. John Ruskin (1819-1900) paid for the publication of his Interpretation of Revelation in Edinburgh, paid for his period of living in Jerusalem, and paid for his passage to Canada]; The Great Modern Problem. (How to afford permanent peace and security for “all nations”.) about to be very effectually solved by the means of “A Nation Born at Once” A worthy capital for the whole world being thus provided, where every nation upon the earth may be fairly represented, in A Permanent International Tribunal, or Supreme Authority. Recognized and supported by the combined powers of the whole world; that the nations may thus be left without excuse for warfare thenceforth. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Author, 1896 (12 February 1896) [Purchase Palestine and make it the world capitol]. [All at Can]