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November 28, 2003

Down with the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas!

Excellent, excellent news, if only because it allows me to continue to hope that the throne of England will one day be mine.

For those of you wondering, which I realize is a very small number;

Edward III begat John of Gaunt, who begat Joan De Beaufort who begat Anne De Neville, who begat Humphrey Stafford, who begat a line of Staffords that eventually included not only myself, but my wife's great-grandfather (We are 13th cousins, once removed, according to my mother, who keeps track of these things)

However, we suspect there's a bastard in my direct line, something not present in the wife's genealogy, so Ngnat's claim on the throne is probably better than mine. Yes, our claim is shaky, but we could do at least as good a job as the German family of sex-crazed deviants presently occupying the position.

Posted by Bigwig at November 28, 2003 05:01 PM | TrackBack
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Ominously, the first article ends with the observation that Henry is no longer speaking to anyone without a fee. Could such a spirit infect Silflay Hraka next?

Next, could it be that you are exacting revange upon the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas? Afterall, England was poised to take up cause with the Confederacy and was only averted from doing so by the strenuous efforts of Prince Albert. It is a fact overlooked due to his death shortly thereafter, but recorded by a recent biography.

What word has your brother Woundwort to such royal aspirations, or does your children's claims to the throne and court of St. James overide his? Either way, they should be grateful that such multi tasking and multi talented ( not to mention well-written, computer literate and having exquisitely featured offspring) peoples should be available to spare England from her current Windsor sores. Hey, they sought a Spencer for pepping up the bloodline. Remember Sir Brent Spencer, Wellington's erstwhile second in command in Portugal and Spain. Was it Ben D'Urban who said that Sir Brent was a lion on the battlefield and an old woman off of it? Wellington sent him packing at the earliest sick leave convenience, but Spencers have not shown much since.

I worked with a Stacey Gaunt, who was quite cute and quite uninterested in me. She did share, however, that the big historical Gaunt was said to have died of syphilis. Pray sir, do not emulate him to increase your bonafides!

All talk of genealogies would be fine, but my great-grandfather was born out of wedlock, so as I never tire of telling, I am 1/8th bastard myself and descend from a short line of bastards. So if this writing seems not only irrelevant but illegitemate....

Posted by: Rich at November 29, 2003 01:54 PM
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