The Creation of War and Debt Slavery in Perpetuity
The Dark Ages, the Bank of England and the creation of the financial long cycle.
(Not sure what happened to the footnotes, I’m fixing them ASAP.)
From 757 to 791 AD, King Offa governed the Kingdom of Mercia, which was bordered to the north by the Trent and Mersey, to the south by the Thames Valley, to the west by Wales, and to the east by East Anglia and Essex. It was one of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy's seven independent realms.
Supposedly, Offa was a kind-hearted king as well as a wise and competent administrator. In England, he created the first monetary system. He used silver for coinage and as a riches store because gold was so scarce. One pound of silver was divided into 240 pennies as the standard measure of exchange. (I assume that would kill modern people’s brains.) The Old English star (stearra), from which the term sterling is derived, was imprinted on the pennies. King Offa instituted a law outlawing usury in 787, which is the practice of charging interest on money lent—a practice that has its roots in the pagan period (modern-day Myanmar), and was therefore, indeed, not a Jewish idea. King Alfred (865–99) further strengthened the laws against usury by ordering that the property of usurers be forfeited, and in 1050, Edward the Confessor (1042–66) ruled that a usurer not only be proclaimed an outlaw but also be banished for life.