Bogus Beneficiaries

  • Michael L. Nash


In recent times there have been very few Pretenders to the British throne, apart from the lineal descendants of the female Stuarts, now represented by the Duke of Bavaria, who has a congenial relationship with his distant Windsor cousins, as his father did before him. This has however not prevented these claimants, the heirs-at-law of Charles I, from registering their formal protests at each and every British coronation since George I. In addition to this, the Duchess of Savoy, the Stuart heiress to Queen Anne, is said to have registered her own protest in the House of Lords when the excluding Act of Settlement was being debated in 1700 and 1701. As the present Duke of Bavaria has no children, on his death the claim will pass to a branch of the princely House of Lichtenstein.1


Henry VIII Lineal Descendant National Biography Marine Painter July 1866 
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  • Michael L. Nash
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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