Saturday, March 22, 2014

JULIA - THE LIVES OF THE RICH ELITE


Julia 

Hilary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Ghandi and Julia Agrippina may have certain things in common.

The 'beautiful' Julia Agrippina,  was the sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of the Emperor Claudius, and mother of the Emperor Nero.


Peter O’Toole (right) as Tiberius

Julia Agrippina's father was a general, called Germanicus.

Tiberius was persuaded to adopt his nephew Germanicus, and make him his heir.

Reportedly Tiberius then arranged the murder of Germanicus.

Tiberius arranged for 13-year-old Julia Agrippina to marry her second cousin Domitius, "a man who was in every aspect of his life detestable."



Tiberius spent most of the later years of his reign as emperor on the island of Capri.

He is said to have had 'a special penchant for his spintriae (groups of young boys), with whom he surrounded himself and indulged in all manner of promiscuous behaviour.' 

The walls of his bedrooms at Capri are reported to have been decorated with various sexual acts and positions 'in case a performer should need an illustration of what [is] required'


Caligula, played by Malcolm McDowell

When Caligula became emperor, his sister Julia Agrippina had some influence.

Caligula and his sisters were accused of having incestuous sex.

Julia Agrippina was involved in a failed plot, with her 'lover' Lepidus, to murder Caligula.

Julia Agrippina was exiled.

Caligula was then murdered and Claudius became Emperor.

Claudius played by Derek Jacobi

Julia Agrippina married Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus.

Reportedly, he was poisoned by Julia Agrippina.

He left his estate to Julia Agrippina's son Nero.



Emperor Claudius was married to Messalina.

Messalina was executed for plotting to overthrow Claudius.


Agripinna, played by Fiona Walker

Julia Agrippina now married her uncle, the Emperor Claudius.

Julia Agrippina quickly arranged the death of her rival Lollia Paulina.

Julia Agrippina next arranged the death of Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus, who had wanted to marry the daughter of Claudius.



Julia Agrippina later arranged the death of the brother of Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus

Julia Agrippina then eliminated a number of others including relations of Messalina.

Julia Agrippina took control of the Praetorian Guard, by making changes to its staff.

Emperor Claudius was persuaded to name Julia Agrippina's son, Nero, as his successor.


Britannicus

Messalina's son was Britannicus.

Agrippina ordered the execution of Britannicus's tutor.

Claudius began to fall out with Julia Agrippina and began preparing Britannicus for the throne.

Reportedly, Julia Agrippina then poisoned Claudius with a plate of deadly mushrooms


Nero (right) kristinagehrmann.tumblr.com

Nero became Emperor.

Nero's reported sexual activities ranged from being seduced by his mother Agrippina to forcing his unwanted attentions on married women and boys. 

He took two homosexual lovers, Pythagoras and Sporus, in 'marriage'. 

"Nero is said to have behaved as the wife to Pythagoras and husband to Sporus, whom he had castrated. 

"Taken together with his 'artistic' performances when he would often take on a female part and dress accordingly, Nero's behaviour scandalised Rome and played an important part in his downfall."


Agrippina crowning her son Nero 

Nero began a sexual affair with a former slave woman.

Julia Agrippina began to support Britannicus.

Nero had Britannicus murdered.

Julia Agrippina was expelled from the royal palace.

Julia Agrippina died in mysterious circumstances, reportedly killed by Nero's assassins.

8 comments:

Carol A. Valentine said...

All roads lead to Rome.

Anonymous said...

@CAROL A. VALENTINE - OR NOT.

A. Peasant said...

Julia sounds like a true psychopath.

Anonymous said...

Carol - was that meant to be funny? That made me chuckle. Thanks whatever :-)

Anonymous said...


http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Del-Child-Sexual-Abuse-Case-Involving-DuPont-Heir-Resurfaces-250874101.html

Del. Child Sexual Abuse Case Involving Du Pont Heir Resurfaces

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The case involves the great grandson of Irenee Du Pont. The charges involve his children and were brought forward by the children's mother, Tracy Richards who is seeking monetary damages for their personal injuries.
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On Tuesday, Richards filed a lawsuit against her former husband Robert Richards IV, an heir to the Du Pont family fortune. In 2008, Richards IV, 47, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to the felony that included one count of intentional 4th degree rape and sexual penetration of his daughter who was 3 years old when the abuse started. According to the lawsuit, Richards IV later admitted to more sexual abuse in 2010 that began when his son was just 19 months. The lawsuit claims he initially denied any abuse prior to failing a lie detector test six years ago. He was never criminally charged with abusing his son however.

"Making matters worse this self admitted rapist and child abuser has not paid a single penny to these children for his crimes. There is no provision whatsoever for them for their future after they turn 18," said Crumplar who stood alongside Tracy and her mother Donna Burg during a press conference. Burg, the maternal grandmother, is the one who alarmed Tracy of the abuse after talking to one of the grandchildren in 2007.
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The office of Eugene Maurer who represented Richards IV in 2008 confirmed that the defendant never served jail time for sexual abuse. However Richards IV was admitted into several medical treatment facilities including one in Chester, PA and still remains on probation. However, according to Crumplar, his client, the children's mother, still has concerns.

"She is worried that her children may not have been the first to be abused by her husband, he had been a camp counselor before, so she calls upon anyone who may know anything about Robert H. Richards IV to come forward to help her, her children and any other victims," said Crumplar.

Richards IV is currently listed on the Delaware State Police Sex Offender Central Registry.

Irenee Du Pont was the patriarch of the Delaware Du Pont family. His daughter was Mariana DuPont Stillman, once listed as one of the 300 richest people in the United States. The Stillman's had a daughter, Mariana, who married Robert Richards III. Robert Richards IV is their son.

Anonymous said...



http://www.delawareliberal.net/2014/03/19/did-rapist-skate-due-to-dupont-family-ties-only-to-rape-again/
Did Rapist Skate Due to DuPont Family Ties Only to Rape Again?

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(Robert) Richards is a scion of two prominent Delaware families – the du Pont family, who built the worldwide chemical empire, and the Richards family, who co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger. Du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont is his great-grandfather. His father, Robert H. Richards III, was a partner in the law firm until his 2008 retirement.

Richards IV is supported by a trust fund and paid $1.8 million for his 5,800-square-foot mansion near Winterthur Museum. He also lists a home in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach as a residence, according to the state’s sex abuse registry.
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So, he pled guilty in 2008 and got probation. For raping his toddler daughter. Let’s see…who was AG in 2008? That’d be Beau Biden, scourge of pathetic old men viewing kiddie porn on their computers. The guy who has made keeping kids safe from predators his principal (only?) issue. How is it that a child rape case prosecuted by Biden’s office did not receive media attention and Delaware authorities never disclosed (it) publicly? We get multiple press releases from Biden’s office every week proclaiming that they’ve arrested yet another (passive) degenerate for viewing stuff in the privacy of his own home. Yet, an heir to both the DuPont family fortune and the Richards legal empire gets probation (he pleaded guilty!) for raping a three-year old?

If this isn’t a scandal, I don’t know what it. If he’s physically up to the task, would it be asking too much for our AG to explain how he could possibly have allowed this?

How could an AG allow a child rapist to go free (it was a plea deal) and not even alert the public of his presence in the community?
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Anonymous said...

http://www.delawareliberal.net/2014/03/19/did-rapist-skate-due-to-dupont-family-ties-only-to-rape-again/
Did Rapist Skate Due to DuPont Family Ties Only to Rape Again?

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(Robert) Richards is a scion of two prominent Delaware families – the du Pont family, who built the worldwide chemical empire, and the Richards family, who co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger. Du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont is his great-grandfather. His father, Robert H. Richards III, was a partner in the law firm until his 2008 retirement.

Richards IV is supported by a trust fund and paid $1.8 million for his 5,800-square-foot mansion near Winterthur Museum. He also lists a home in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach as a residence, according to the state’s sex abuse registry.
.
So, he pled guilty in 2008 and got probation. For raping his toddler daughter. Let’s see…who was AG in 2008? That’d be Beau Biden, scourge of pathetic old men viewing kiddie porn on their computers. The guy who has made keeping kids safe from predators his principal (only?) issue. How is it that a child rape case prosecuted by Biden’s office did not receive media attention and Delaware authorities never disclosed (it) publicly? We get multiple press releases from Biden’s office every week proclaiming that they’ve arrested yet another (passive) degenerate for viewing stuff in the privacy of his own home. Yet, an heir to both the DuPont family fortune and the Richards legal empire gets probation (he pleaded guilty!) for raping a three-year old?

If this isn’t a scandal, I don’t know what it. If he’s physically up to the task, would it be asking too much for our AG to explain how he could possibly have allowed this?

How could an AG allow a child rapist to go free (it was a plea deal) and not even alert the public of his presence in the community?
...

Anonymous said...


http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7834281
December 9, 2010

John du Pont, the chemical fortune heir who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler at his palatial estate near Philadelphia, died Thursday after being found unresponsive in his prison cell. He was 72.
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Du Pont was the great-great-grandson of E.I. du Pont, the French-born industrialist who founded the chemical company, and one of hundreds of heirs to the family fortune.

In January 1996, he shot and killed Schultz, a 1984 gold medal winner who came to live and train at the state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center that du Pont had built on his 800-acre property in Newtown Square. After the shooting, du Pont barricaded himself inside his home for two days, but was taken into custody when he left his mansion to fix a boiler police had shut off.
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At the time of his trial, du Pont was one of the wealthiest murder defendants in American history. The trial exposed his bizarre, paranoid behavior and his many delusions, from his body being inhabited by bugs to his being spied on.

Du Pont had a reputation for acting erratically, including once driving two new Lincoln Continentals into a pond on his property, one after the other. Wrestlers who had trained at Foxcatcher alleged du Pont pointed guns at them, drank too much and once kicked out a wrestler because he was black.

His lawyers contended du Pont was insane and suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. At his arraignment, he told the judge he was the Dalai Lama. Meanwhile, a psychiatrist testified at his trial that it was cocaine, not mental illness, that fueled his rampage.
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Du Pont had founded a wrestling program at Villanova in 1986 and even named himself head coach. The program was dropped two years later after the NCAA began investigating reports that du Pont was flying wrestlers in his private plane and letting them stay at his mansion.
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Over the years, du Pont lost several appeals of his murder conviction, including one to the Supreme Court in 2000 in which he was represented by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
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