Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Estonian Monarchist League Constitution will be signed on 19th of February 2010 at The Cavalry and Guards Club

Mr. Michael Wynne-Parker agreed to become a Patron of The Estonian Monarchist League

Michael Wynne-Parker is an experienced consultant, author and lecturer who has assisted many international business, cultural and charitable organizations.

Michael Wynne-Parker was elected Chairman of The Guild of Travel and Tourism (UK) in 1999.The Guild's members represent all aspects of British Tourism. The Guild holds seminars, hosts luncheons and dinners at prestigious venues attended by Industry leaders, politicians, authors and Royalty.

Global Development Consultant, Cobolt Security Systems

The George Kirilov Society

The St. George Foundation (Estonia)

Former Governor of the English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth

Former Chairman: English Speaking Union of Sri Lanka, Norwich Conservative Candidates Committee (UK, Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding UK, ESU Dartmouth House Appeal (UK), Inaugural British Forces Foundation Ball (1999)

Founder: United Charities Unit Trust (UK)

Co-Founder: Mencap City Foundation (UK)

1978-1985 Principal Secretary and Receiver General of the Monarchist League

1985-1986 Acting Chancellor of the Monarchist League

Knight Commander,Military and Hospitaller Order of St.Lazarus of Jerusalem (1980)

Grand Cordon,Order of the Crown of Yemen (1977)

Miembro de Honor Union Monarquica Espanola (Knight,1974)

Direct decendent of King Gruffudd ab Cynan.King of North Wales (d.1136)Ranking First of the five Royal Tribes.

HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia agreed to become a Royal Patron of The Estonian Monarchist League

Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia (born 1959) is the daughter of Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia and Princess Margarita of Baden. She is married to Desmond de Silva QC and has a daughter Victoria de Silva.

Count Nikolai Tolstoy agreed to become a Patron of The Estonian Monarchist League

Count Tolstoy-Miloslavsky is head of the senior branch of the Tolstoy and Miloslavsky families (Maria Ilinichna Miloslavskaya married the Tsar Alexei Mihailovich in 1648). His father escaped from Russia in 1920, and came to England where Nikolai was born near Maidstone, Kent. He was educated at Wellington College and Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with Honours BA and MA in Modern History and Political Theory.

An account of his immediate family background may be found in the last chapter of his family history THE TOLSTOYS. He holds dual British and Russian citizenship. The development of his concern with post war forced repatriation is set out in the prefaces to VICTIMS OF YALTA and THE MINISTER AND THE MASSACRES, and his long standing fascination with the Arthurian legend and Celtic studies in THE QUEST FOR MERLIN.

Nikolai and his wife Georgina have four children: Alexandra, Anastasia, Dmitri, and Xenia. They live in a 17th century house overlooking the Berkshire Downs, near Oxford.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Adjunct Professor at Utah Valley State College. In October 1987 he was presented with the International Freedom Award by the United States Industrial Council Educational Foundation:

In January 1993 he was appointed by Ataman G.G. Krutov of the Moscow Cossack Krug to the rank of Essaul (Captain) in the Cossack Host. In June 1996 at a military ceremony commemorating the Nazi invasion of Russia he was presented with a ceremonial sabre by the All-Russian Cossack Ataman Alexander Gavrilovich Martynov, and appointed an honorary Terek Cossack. He holds Russian and British citizenship.

He has written the following books:
THE FOUNDING OF EVIL HOLD SCHOOL (1968): a Gothic fantasy for children.
NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES (1972): the story of Hitler’s Blood Purge of 1934.
VICTIMS OF YALTA (1978): the history of the forced repatriation of Soviet citizens in 1944 47. In consequence of the public outcry following the revelations in this book, a committee drawn from members of all parties in both Houses of Parliament arranged the erection of a memorial to the victims in central London. A translation was recently published by the Russian Defence Ministry as part of the official history of the Great Patriotic War, and the book is required reading at the Russian Staff College.
THE HALF MAD LORD (1978): a biography of Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford (1775 1804), an eccentric prize fighting peer who attempted to assassinate Napoleon with a specially invented repeating pistol.
STALIN’S SECRET WAR (1981): an analysis of Stalin’s security preoccupations at home and abroad, which his daughter Svetlana described as ‘the best biography of my father ever written’.
THE TOLSTOYS: TWENTY FOUR GENERATIONS OF RUSSIAN HISTORY (1983): a history of Nikolai’s family from 1353 to the present day.
THE QUEST FOR MERLIN (1985): an investigation into the Celtic, shamanistic, and psychic origins of the Merlin legend.
THE MINISTER AND THE MASSACRES (1986): an exposé of the responsibility of Harold Macmillan for the forced repatriation of Cossacks and Yugoslav citizens from British occupied Austria in 1945. This book was censored in England, and removed from the Bodleian and other research libraries. It is understood to be the first book suppressed on political grounds for exactly two centuries, the last being Thomas Paine’s THE RIGHTS OF MAN, prohibited in 1791.
‘Russian National Character’, in Michael Hurst (ed.), STATES, COUNTRIES, PROVINCES (1986).
THE COMING OF THE KING: THE FIRST BOOK OF MERLIN (1988): an historical novel set in sixth century Britain and Europe, published also in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Italy.
‘The Application of International Law to Forced Repatriation from Austria in 1945’, in Stefan Karner, Erich Reiter, and Gerald Schöpfer (ed.), Kalter Krieg: Beiträge zur Ost-West-Konfrontation 1945 bis 1990 (Graz, 2002).
PATRICK O’BRIAN: THE MAKING OF THE NOVELIST (2004): the first volume of a biography of his late stepfather, whose novel Master and Commander was made into a major feature film by 20th Century Fox, starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany.
‘Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Merlin Legend’, in Arthurian Literature XXV (Cambridge, 2008).
‘The Mysterious Fate of the Cossack Atamans’, in Harald Stadler, Rolf Steininger, and Karl C. Berger (ed.), Die Kosaken im Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg (Innsbruck, 2008).

This year the Edwin Mellen Press published his book THE OLDEST BRITISH PROSE LITERATURE: THE COMPILATION OF THE FOUR BRANCHES OF THE MABINOGI. It was awarded the Adele Mellen Prize.

Tolstoy’s books have been published in English, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

In addition he has published articles on Celtic studies in learned journals, numerous articles and reviews on political and historical topics, appears regularly on television and radio programmes, and delivers lectures at universities, international academic conferences, and other venues around the globe from Canada and USA to Korea, Australia, and Chile.

His preferred amusements are haunting second hand and academic bookshops, walking, tennis, and drinking in inns. He is a member of Britain’s second oldest (1735) dining society, the Sublime Society of Beef Steaks (motto ‘Beef and Liberty’) and the Cavalry and Guards Club.

He is Chancellor of the Monarchist League, President of the Association of Bankrupts, a Patron of the United Kingdom Independence Party, a Distinguished Patron of the Orchestra of the World, Patron of CountyWatch, and a life member of the Royal Stuart Society, the Royal Martyr Church Union, and the Forty Five Association. He is a member of the Association of Russian Nobility, the Society of Descendants of Veterans of the War of 1812, the Association for the Memory of the Russian Imperial Guards, the Russian Heraldry Society, the Society of Authors, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, the Countryside Alliance, the Supporters of the Old Berks Hunt, and the International Arthurian Society.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Estonian Monarchist League

The Estonian Monarchist League is an Estonian cultural society founded as a non-party, non-government and non-profit association by Mr. Andres Linholm and supported by HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, Count Nikolai Tolstoy and Mr. Michael Wynne-Parker.

The goal of the League is to advance civilizing values by spreading the concept of Constitutional Monarchy and co-operation with similar Leagues and Associations in Europe and elsewhere. The aim of the League is to bring together those who espouse the ancient principles of monarchy in its several forms, to study its history and advocate its relevance in modern world. The activities of the League will not be a battle for the realization of our goals, since a battle relates to aggression, and to winners and losers. Our actions will be through the expression of our love towards Estonia, our traditions and history.