Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Act repeal could make Franz Herzog von Bayern new King of England and Scotland

Good news for Jacobites! Gordon Brown, in an effort to redress historic injustices, works to repeal the Act of Settlement of 1701, which prohibits any Catholic from sitting on the English throne. For those who hold to the traditional Stuart line as the legitimate heirs to the throne, their man, Franz Herzog von Bayern, Duke of Bavaria and blood descendant of King Charles I, would have a shot at the throne as a Stuart contender against the Prince Charles.

Read the story here.

LOL: "Franz becomes the rightful claimant to the throne. We would just exchange one German family for another one." Remember, the present royal family descends from the Protestant Stuarts who married into the royal houses of the Hanoverian princes in the 18th century. Up until 1917, their family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, when it was changed by George VI to Windsor.

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