[LMB] Real Life echoes fiction

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Nov 27 20:44:05 GMT 2015


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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