[LMB] Real Life echoes fiction

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Fri Nov 27 19:37:36 GMT 2015


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.

-xx- Damien X-) 


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