[LMB] Real Life echoes fiction

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 04:04:18 GMT 2015


If the Aussie is actually descended from George, Duke of Clarence (of
butt-of-malmsey fame; also known as "false, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence")
then until or unless the act of attainder against George is lifted, it is
of no concern.

On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 2:44 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:37:36 -0800, Damien Sullivan
> <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
>
> >On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 02:21:24PM +0000, Marc Wilson wrote:
> >> On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:01:27 -0000, "Gordon Jackson"
> >> <gordon at gordonj.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> >The below mistake is mine. Of course it is the 9th Baronet who was not
> the
> >> >son of the 8th. The current dispute revolves around who should be the
> 11th.
> >>
> >> There was a program on Channel some years back about doubts as to the
> >> legitimacy of Edward IV.  It turned out that if he wasn't legitimate,
> >> then some middle-aged Australian turned out to be our rightful king
> >> (ignoring things like right of conquest, of course).
> >
> >I would think the Act of Settlement overrides possible royal shenanigans
> >from the 1400s.  Parliament has set the succession, and if needed can
> >set it again for clarity.
>
> Likely so, but it can be a fun game to play.
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