A life well lived—Richard Edmonds dies

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2020-12-25 23:57

It is very sad to have to report the passing this past Wednesday, Dec. 23, of Richard Edmonds, a friend of this site and a fixture in British Nationalist politics since the 1970s. Very few people knew Richard was ill, but he had not been seen publicly for the past couple of weeks due to a worsening heart condition. Richard was 77, born in 1943 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.

He contributed enormously to the British Nationalist movement, both in the early BNP (British Nationalist Party) and later joining the National Front, where he long held the important position of National Organizer under the famous John Tyndall's leadership. Richard experienced his share of political persecution along the way, but never considered leaving the movement or slowing down his activism.

I interviewed Richard twice in 2014 on my Saturday Afternoon with Carolyn podcast, March 1st and again March 15th. In all  communications I had with him, he acquitted himself as a perfect gentleman--always cordial, always ready to do whatever he could.  Richard was a good, good man who loved his race and nation and wanted to preserve its British character. He was an exceptionally eloquent speaker, in the British vein.

Richard was a great friend of the German nation and of Holocaust Revisionists. He learned to speak German and travelled to Germany often. In recent years, he became especially good friends with Ursula Haverbeck, and along with another friend Lady Michele Renouf, supported Ursula in various ways, including creating some excellent videos of Ursula speaking and teaching that have become very popular on the Internet. He was always willing to relay information, teach and inform, such as here.

Richard was a mentor to newer and younger members of the movement. For example, the late Paul Hickman often travelled with Richard to demonstrations in Germany. Below, Richard in Dresden, Germany on 17 February 2018, where he was invited to speak at a public demonstration to mark and to mourn the  victims of the British and American bombing of that defenseless city in February 1945.

We now mark and mourn the loss of Richard Edmonds from our midst, and it's a loss we will feel. He played a large role and was a fount of knowledge and experience that he takes with him. But I know he's soaring and has no regrets. A life well lived.

For more on Richard's life, see here.

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