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Lady Amelia Bankwyn
August 2, 1850
London, United Kingdom
|Died||December 20, 1942 (aged 92)|
New York City, United States of America
|Resting place||Valis Irented |
New Alcacer, Alconbria
|Alma mater||Unforto University|
|Occupation||Activist, socialite, actress (formerly) |
Founder of The Hanbury Estate
|Years active||1863 – 1873|
|Organization||Alconbrian-American Organization |
The Hanbury Estate
|Net worth||$75.8 billion (2017 dollars)|
|Political party||Republican (32 – 42)|
|Religion||Protestantism (formerly) |
|Spouse(s)||Harry Bankwyn (1872-1894)|
|Parent(s)||William Hanbury (father)|
Olivia Hanbury (mother)
|Relatives||Viscount Hanbury (brother) |
Lisa Barrington (sister)
Mary Lambeth (sister)
David Hanbury (brother)
Cefa/Dame Amelia Vinning Bankwyn VC GCVO CH (née Hanbury; 2 August, 1850 – 20 December, 1942) was an Anglo-American politician, businesswoman Alconbrian nationalist, socialite and former actress, who served as the President of the Alconbrian-American Organization from 1901 till her death in 1942. She also served as the CEO of the conglomerate The Hanbury Estate, from 1910 till her death in 1942.
At the time of her death, she was one of the world's richest women, with an estimated networth of $4.87 billion equal to $75.8 billion as of 2017.
Amelia Hanbury was born on 2nd August, 1850 in her father's mansion in Rupert Street, Covent Garden, London. Her father was William Hanbury, 3rd Viscount Hanbury and her mother was Lady Olivia, Countess Hanbury. She studied at the Mercers' School, and later at the Westminster School.
She has one elder brother: the 4th Viscount Hanbury, who was born on 29 October, 1848 in Madras, India. Her younger siblings include the Baroness Barrington, actress and feminist Mary Lambeth and Maj. Gen David Hanbury.
She officially ended her acting career in 1873, after objections from her husband's family, particularly from her father-in-law.
Journey to AlconbriaEdit
In 1874, she and her husband resettled in New York, United States of America. Her husband, Harry Bankwyn owned the Atlantic Shipping Company, which was one of the largest shipping companies at the time. She lived in a mansion in the 23rd Street in Manhattan, while her husband lived in Greenwich Village during the working hours and returned to 23rd Street to spend the evenings with her.
In 1875, she travelled to Unforto, Altivebrio with her husband on their private frigate while her husband was on the talks with the Altivebrian authorities to establish shipping routes from Unforto to the rest of the world. She landed in modern-day Rivt Unforto in September 1, 1875. Her husband told that they would be staying in Unforto for at least five months till the trade carries on smoothly. Bored, she joined the Plaire Alcon school, which was run by the American Rupert MacDonald and the Spaniard Emilio Velasco. MacDonald personally taught Amelia about the Alconbrian culture, and she formally converted to Frellism in September 20, followed by her husband. She sympathized with the other Alconbrian people, and pledged her support for Alconbrian nationalism, and even said that she could get the United Kingdom to attack Altivebrio to establish an Alconbrian state.
She and her husband then extended their stay in Unforto, and then travelled to Gvonn to learn more about the Alconbrian culture. She and her husband lived in the Champlor Manor, which belonged to 17th century Spanish general Emilio Champlor; the Manor was later renamed to Bankwyn Manor, and the road, initially the 8th Street was later renamed into Amelia Bankwyn Street. A total of 20 slaves worked in the house while she lived there, many of them from the local native American population. She was frotified on 12 March, 1876.
In 1877, she and her husband payed $100,000 to a Spanish general to purchase land for the Alconbrians, and in that land, the city of Maharez would be established. She, along with William Cotton, James Hickey and Montgomery Digweed established in the Alconbrian Society of England, located in Oxford Street, London, and used her husband's fleet to transport people to Unforto. In 1880, she purchased a strip of land near the coast of the Gulf of Alconbria to create a passenger terminal, in the remains of the old Mayan village of Irtink. The port would eventually sprout another city nearby, creating today's Nordahaveno. After William Cotton's death in 1884, she took ownership of his estate in Maharez.
In 1883, she became the co-owner of the Lincoln Rangers Football Club, and then imported players from Alconbria and Altivebrio; which made it one of the most successful football clubs ever. In 1886, her husband purchased 5 armoured frigates and 10 sloops for the newly established Alconbrian Navy, and provided funding for the Alconbrian Birvestoj military force, and persuaded United Kingdom to attack Altivebrio, resulting in the Anglo-Altivebrian War, which lasted from 1887 till 1894, and resulted in the creation of the British Altivebrio, a self-governing colony of the British Empire.
She received the Victoria Cross in 1888. She used British Altivebrio to establish a parallel country to engage on a trade-war with Altivebrio, which severely damaged Altivebrio's economy, but increased her wealth.
Return to AmericaEdit
After her husband's death in 1894, she returned to Miami, United States of America, and continued her tenure as the President of the Alconbrian-American Organization. The organization identified those with Alconbrian descent, and urged them to send money back home to help develop the region. Beginning from 1910, the organization also began paying money and encouraged people to convert to Alconbrians, a practice which was continued till 2000.
In 1900, the British decided to withdraw from British Altivebrio, but before they could set up talks with Nicolás Ruiz Portillo; she purchased British Altivebrio for $500,000,000 ($13.7 billion in 2017 dollars). However, Portillo's provisional government was overthrown in the Second Altivebrian Revolutional, and the new communist government didn't recognize the deal, and claimed British Altivebrio as a part of this. After this, her husband put a bounty of $1 million on Carlos Novella's head, and it is believed that she conspired with the Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate him.
In 1905, she founded the Wand apparel company and the Tripoli Treasure leatherware company. In 1906, she started the Lady Oxford women's suit company; which became one of the biggest womenswear companies of all-time. In 1910, she united all three of her companies with her husband's clothing company to create The Hanbury Estate, and was elected the President of that company. In 1911, she took-over Patrick Keel's footwear company, and made it to one of the biggest footwear companies in the country.
Struggles for Alconbrian nationalismEdit
Her husband, Montgomery Lodge signed an agreement in which the Government of Altivebrio would pay Lodge Enterprises approximately $500 million a year in return for American and British aid, a move which didn't go well with the general public. Miguel de Odeo declared the deal void after seizing power in 1924, and began persecuting Altivebrians in the former British Alitvebrio. British Altivebrio eventually became Northern Territory.
She, with other influential Alconbrians like Wagner Röthimmel, Franka Horch, James Kent, Edward Nesbitt and Ramon Ireoy aided in Givero; which helped 40% of the Alconbrian population to settle in the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Italy.
From 1925 till 1938, the American-Alconbrian Organization pumped out $200 million dollars a year to Rretid Felfer's Kolvej Alconbria militant organization to overthrow Miguel de Odeo. Kolvej Alconbria, subordinate to the Organizo de Liveri Egaleco controlled the northern half of the Northern Territory from 1920 till it was militarily defeated by the Altivebrio Revolutionary Army in 1938. She was there on the first session of the International Alconbrian Organization on 19 December, 1930 in Paris, France. It was believed that she forced the CIA to assassinate 10 of Miguel de Odeo's top commanders in the Night of Hope in 1931.
After the defeat of the Kolvej Alconbria and the subsequent execution of Rretid Felfer, Amelia Bankwyn used her influence to get the United States and the United Kingdom and its colonies to establish sanctions on Altivebrio, while Hans Kiesinger got France and Spain to do so. Kiesinger also exposed de Odeo's wealth, and in his book, The Oppression in the West, he wrote in detail about the persecution of Alconbrians, and the corruption in Altivebrio's government. This relevations led to strong riots in Altivebrio against Miguel de Odeo, and he stepped down in 1939, and was succeeded by Javier Larrocha.
She met a man called Bartolomé Tirano in an IAO session in January 1938, who introduced her to fascism, and later to nacioism. Tirano gained support for the coup he was to attempt against the new government succeeding de Odeo. He received sufficient funding from Alconbrians including Bankwyn to build a sizeable army rivaling the Altivebrio Revolutionary Army. However, the first coup against Larrocha's government failed. To ensure success, Bankwyn used her contacts within the CIA to provide intelligence to Tirano, and the coup was made possible, and the Fascist Party of Altivebrio under Tirano successfully seized power in the second coup.
Tirano, being an Alconbrian himself, filled 80% of Altivebrio's government office posts with Alconbrians, and widely helped in the emancipation of the Alconbrian people. She then used her powers to remove the sanctions against Altivebrio, and ensured that Altivebrio received American as well as European arms. She moved to Nuevo Seville, and lived in the Manor Esroyale, a large 3 acre mansion situated in Altivebrio Road. The house was demolished by Altivebrians in 1952. She also purchased another mansion in Yer Roste, called the Bankwyn House which is currently owned by her great-great-granddaughter Erika Standal.
Amelia reported earned over $1.5 billion ($23.3 billion in 2017) from Fascist Altivebrio's donations to her from 1939 till her death in 1942. Most of this money was earned by companies operating in the Alconbrian region of Altivebrio, which used Altivebrian and native Indian forced slave labour. It is believed that the sum was paid to Amelia as a compensation for her buying British Altivebrio from Altivebrio.
World War II and deathEdit
She supported Ernst Wachter's rise to power in 1933, and donated to Germany during the war. She criticised Britain for entering the war, and reiterated her support even when London was bombed by the Germans. She wanted America to not enter the war.
She wanted Altivebrio to capture its surrounding countries, and was one of the many wealthy Alconbrians who called for the invasion of Nicaragua and Mexico. She made the IAO send US military officials to train the Altivebrian army in invasive campaigns. Documents revealed that she was gifted nearly 100 acreas of land in Mexico, Nicaragua and San Salvador. She also used captured POWs, citizens of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, San Salvador and native Americans as forced labourers to make products for her companies, receiving vast amounts of money. She also met Paul del Santé sometime in 1941, when he was a military officer in Tirano's army. del Santé said the meeting with Amelia was the greatest moment in life, and he had learnt a lot from the meeting. She said to him about her wishes of being buried in a future Alconbrian state.
After the USA entered World War II; she reluctantly returned to New York City, where she would spend the rest of her lives. She made sure that the USA didn't declare war against Altivebrio. She prevented her children, grand-children and her great-grandchildren from fighting in the war using her influence. She supported Wachter's fascist regime, and denied the existence of the Holocaust.
She died on 20 December, 1942 due to an enlarged heart, and was buried in a well-off cemetery in New York, and even the President attended her funeral. On 10 November, 1996; her coffin was exhumed and moved to the Valis Irented state cemetery.
World War IIEdit
Bankwyn discretely supported Ernst Wachter's government, and from 1933 till 1943, her company built plants in Germany to further Wachter's goals. This included producing weaponry, materiel, clothes, edibles, motor vehicles, aircraft engines and engineering machinery. This support is unconstitutional, and many have called her for treason.
She opposed America's entrance into the war, and criticized the Allies' bombing campaign over Germany. She continuously denied the Holocaust, and instead blamed the Allies' blockade for the deaths of captured civilians, but somehow signed the Holocaust Document a few days before her death. She also used her shipping company to transfer slaves from Altivebrio and Africa to her factories in Germany, and instructed her aides to kill the slaves if Germany were ever to fall. As much as 400,000 people were shipped to her factories in Germany, but only 2,000 were found alive after the war ended.
Despite publically calling out slavery, Amelia in secret supported slavery, and kept 8 men and 9 women as slaves in her mansion in the United States as of 1910, without letting the outer world know. It is widely believed that the 17 slaves, who were immigrants, were shot dead after her death.
She used slave labour to construct her residencies in fascist Altivebrio, and supplied slaves to the industries and factories of Altivebrio, Italy and Germany before and during World War II.
Amelia Bankwyn's life in highly celebrated by all the Alconrbrians. She was inducted into the ALC's Greatest Alconbrians of All Time in 1989. In 1995, she was posthumously nominated as the Alconbrian of the Year by the Society of Alconbrians.
Her portrait appears in the §100 banknote and the 50₥ coin can project her portrait under special conditions. Over 200 cities and towns have an Amelia Bankwyn Road. Her birthday is celebrated as Women's Day in Alconbria. The Amelia Bankwyn Organization, which helps Alconbrians all over the world under financial and emotional pressure, is named after her in respect to her purchase of British Altivebrio in 1900. 17 stamps have been issued by the Government of Alconbria bearing her portrait.
Amelia Bankwyn has been married three times in her life, first to wealthy English businessman and tradesman Harry Bankwyn of Bristol in 1872. They both first met in 1870, when Harry saw her in one of her plays in London. After Harry Bankwyn's death in 1894, she married American multi-millionaire businessman and politician Montgomery Lodge of Boston. Lodge died of unknown circumstance in 1917, with reports suggesting that Amelia called for his murder. In 1920, she married Alconbrian-American Eduardo Savernde in Calais, France. She was 70 years old at that time, and her husband was 42 years younger than her.
She mothered 7 children; with the first 4 from her first marriage, and the other 3 from her second marriage, with no children from her third marriage. Her eldest son, Simon Bankwyn was the Governor of Massachusetts from 1912 till 1924. Her second child was born in 1874 in Unforto, Altivebrio: Ereyisope Bankwyn who was a renowed poet and a patron of the arts. Her third child, Argio Bankwyn was born in 1881 in Maharez. Argio was a Nobel laureate in physics. She then gave birth to a daughter, Cara Strauss in Berlin, Germany in 1888. Cara became a banker, and became the first female governor of the Bank of England from 1935 till 1943. Her last child with Harry Bankwyn was Edward Bankwyn, born in 1891, who was the co-founder of Bankwyn, Hochberg and Williamson Consultancy Services along with Karl Hochberg and Eugene Williamson.
Her first child with Montgomery Lodge was the former First Lady of the USA from 1969 till 1977 Mariana Jackson, who was born in 1896 and died in 1985. In 1898, she gave birth to Mretio Lodge, an American Hollywood actor who died of a car accident in 1953. She gave birth to her last child Alfred Lodge in 1900. Alfred Lodge died as a billionaire worth $7.9 billion in 1988.