The Red Cliff of Friesland

“Leaver dea as slaef” (rather dead than slave) – Text on monument commemorating Friesland’s victory at the Battle of Warns, 1345

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Today was my last day in Friesland. I took a long bicycle ride past one of my favorite sights – a herd of Friesian horses grazing in the large fields that lined the road next to the IJsselmeer inland bay.

I found myself on the Red Cliff reading the plaque that described the Friesian victory at the Battle of Warns in 1345 – preserving their political independence for another 150 years – and the importance of freedom to the people of Friesland

As I travel, I find myself attracted to places with a tradition of freedom.

Tomorrow I fly to Iceland, a country that believes that bankers should be subject to the law – a condition required to maintain freedom!

1 Comment

  1. As a kid I had two toys that were my favorites. One was a Fort Apache set where is would recreate battles between the Indians and soldiers. The other toy was the knights from the Crusades holdings jousting lances sitting on armoured horses. It was a toss up, soldiers fighting indians or knights doing battle with their lances.

    Do you remember a movie called “King Richard and the Crusades”? Had George Sanders, Lawrence Harvey & Rex Harrison.

    Here is a taste.

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