For fifty-five years, from 1919 until 1975, The Britons published Jew-hating literature. For the forty years until his death in 1948, the founder and president of The Britons, Henry Hamilton Beamish, devoted his life to touring the world as an obsessive preacher of this hatred. Using material he has collected over the past thirty years, Nick Toczek tells their story. This is the first complete history of The Britons, which was the most prolific and influential advocate of extreme prejudice against all things Jewish - not least as the publishers of that notorious forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Likewise, his is the first biography of Beamish.
Putting both The Britons and Beamish into context, this book also examines and explains their precursors, their contemporaries and their legacy. Here, then are detailed accounts of hundreds of anti-Jewish organisations and individuals. These include the late-Victorian anti-Semitism of Arnold White and the British Brothers League; the curious life of Rotha Lintorn Orman who was the unlikely founder of British Fascisti, Britain's first fascist party; Anglo-American supporters of Hitler; the lives and roles of extreme haters such as Arnold Leese and Colin Jordan; and the whole history of The Protocols, including the key role played by American motor magnate, Henry Ford. This shocking history of hatred takes us from South Africa to Nazi Germany, America to Rhodesia.
Nick Toczek is a writer, performer and political researcher. He has published more than forty books, many of which are of his poetry. As a visiting writer and tutor, he's worked with pupils from over 5,000 schools throughout the UK and in fifty countries worldwide. This is his first full-length political book.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The life of Henry Hamilton Beamish 2. Arnold White and the British Brothers League 3. The Britons: The First Three Decades, 1919-1949 4. The Britons Publishing Co. throughout the Fifties 5. The Britons Publishing Company: The Sixties and Seventies 6. Arnold Leese and The Britons 7. Colin Jordan and The Britons 8. The Protocols: origins, circulation and influence 9. Henry Ford and The Protocols 10. Postscript: The legacy of Henry Hamilton Beamish and The Britons 11. Appendix One - Precursors of The Britons: 1900-1919 12. Appendix Two - Peer Groups of The Briton: 1920-1939 13. Appendix Three - Some Independent Right-Wing British Journals 14. Appendix Four - Key Figures in The Britons 15. Appendix Five - The Draft Constitution of The Britons as drawn up by Henry Hamilton Beamish 16. Appendix Six - List of Publications of The Britons 17. Appendix Seven - Addresses of The Britons 18. Some Selected Further Reading