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It’s the early hours of the 19th May 1536: four days ago Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was tried here at the Tower of London and found guilty of adultery, incest and even worse, treason against her husband Henry VIII. Tracy Borman, The Fall of Anne Boleyn, Channel 5 2020
O! what a fall was there, my countrymen;
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
Whilst bloody treason flourished over us. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar III ii 195
Duncan is in his grave;
After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well;
Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison,
Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing
Can touch him further. William Shakespeare, Macbeth III ii 22
It seems to me if they have committed treason against the Federation – the Federation you swore to protect – you won’t be turning against them, they will have turned against you. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s4e12: Paradise Lost, Odo to Sisko
Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, George Bush senior were all in business together. We’re talking about business partners in oil companies. You know what we’re talking about here? We’re talking about big money. We’re talking about high treason. Crimes against the state. High treason against America. High treason. Jordan Maxwell
9/11 is related to just about everything else, particularly the war against Iraq. These two things have one aspect very much in common: they are both in my opinion Treason. Robert Bowman, president Institute for Space & Security Studies
Their acts of treason – their ultimate aim of sedition. Superman 1978 starring Marlon Brando & Gene Hackman & Christopher Reeve & Ned Beatty & Jackie Cooper & Glenn Ford & Trevor Howard & Margot Kidder & Jack O’Halloran & Valerie Perrine & Terence Stamp et al, director Richard Donner, trial of baddies
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Does anyone of the American left give a damn about what their brothers and sisters in these countries feel or want? No, they don’t even ask. Doesn’t come up. That’s betrayal. That I would call treason. Christopher Hitchens, interview Iraq: Conflict & Hope
And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason. II Chronicles 23:13
The last temptation is the greatest treason:
To do the right deed for the wrong reason. T S Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral, 1935
Hast thou betrayed my credulous innocence
With vizor’d falsehood and base forgery? John Milton, Comus l697
He [Cæsar] loved the treason, but hated the traitor. Plutarch, Life of Romulus
Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem
None rebels except subjects? The prince who
Neglects or violates his trust is more
A brigand than the robber-chief. Lord Byron, The Two Foscari II i
The moment that defined the chaos of the 21st century: a financial atomic bomb exploded in the heart of the world’s banking system, sucking up the lifeblood of the global economy. The Treason Trilogy I: Casino Capitalism, Terror and Doom, 2011
Banks too big to go bust held nations to ransom. Trillions of dollars cascaded into bankers’ vaults. ibid.
Subprime mortgages blighted whole neighbourhoods, boarded up houses were vandalised, driving down the value of next-door properties. ibid.
The way we abuse each other in the scramble to monopolise the riches of Earth. ibid.
But we won’t be able to reform the laws if we allow corporations to compromise the democratic process by buying the privileges that put their profits above the interests of everyone else. ibid.
The world is out of control: a legacy of the West’s dirty secret. ibid.
Lives are shattered when people speculate in property. ibid.
And that charge of treason can be levelled against many governments in the twenty-first century. ibid.
Far from covering himself in glory, Mountbatten’s actions in extracting Britain from India were to leave a devastating legacy. Lord Mountbatten: Hero or Villain? Channel 5 2020
Partition: two days later when the borders were revealed, panic set in. And the full horror of partition was unleashed. In the ensuing weeks, one million people lost their lives, and fifteen million were displaced as people fled across the borders. ibid.
Thanks to Blunt helpfully concealing evidence of Royal treason, Blunt’s own brand of treason was granted immunity. Royal Babylon *****
Talking directly to the French is regarded as prima facie an act of treason by the Foreign Office. Yes, Prime Minister s2e8: The Tangled Web, Sir Humphrey to Jim, with Bernard, BBC 1981
First of all I must deal with treason in the ranks. House of Cards US s1e10: Chapter 10, Pet, Netflix 2013
It’s January 1649: Parliament has voted to put King Charles I on trial for treason. If he is found guilty, he will be executed. Parliament are demanding that Charles be made to pay for his role in the conflict in the Civil War. But how will the people of England react when the news is made public? And how exactly do you put a King on trial? Lisa Hilton, Charles I: Killing a King II, BBC 2019
Westminster: the heart of London. For a thousand years it’s been the centre of power. It was here on a November morning four-hundred years ago that a group of Catholic rebels planned to blow up parliament and change the country for ever. It would become one of the most famous events in British history, for ever known as the Gunpowder Plot. The Gunpowder Plot: Countdown to Treason aka Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, Tracy Borman & Xand van Tulleken, Channel 5 2023
4th November 1605: King James is now on the throne. While London sleeps, one man lies in wait in a cellar beneath parliament surrounded by barrels of gunpowder. His name is Guy Fawkes. If all goes to plan, in nine hours he will ignite thirty-six barrels of explosive and blow up the House of Lords, killing hundreds of people including the King and the entire government. It is the culmination of eighteen months of meticulous planning. And the success of it all lies in Guy Fawkes’ hands. ibid.
Catesby and his fellow plotters were convinced that it was the only way to stop the persecution of Catholics. ibid.
They needed the time. Digging the tunnel would take months. ibid.
Thousands of people would have been killed or injured. ibid.
With ten days to go someone tipped off the authorities. ibid.
Fear and paranoia were spreading through the gang. ibid.
Fawkes had been caught redhanded. ibid.
The interrogation was carried out by two of the king’s most senior ministers. ibid.
Seven of the plotters including Thomas Percy and mastermind Robert Catesby were also fearing for their lives. Holed up in a Staffordshire manor house they knew they were being hunted. ibid.
By 10th November the entire plot had been exposed. ibid.