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Posted By: GUEST,Allan C
28-Jul-10 - 06:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
(Leveller, you claim that a direct quote from the Crown Estate website is "fatuous" and "just your (my) opinion".)

Mind you the monarchy's own official website gets things wrong too. It lists the KIngs of England and Scotland up to 1603 then claims that from that date a single monarch reigned in the 'United Kingdom'. James VI liked to style himself King of Great Britain but he wasn't. Apart from the short lived Cromwellian occupation Great Britain as a single united political entity didn't come about until 1707 a century later. He remained James VI of Scotland who just happened to also be James I of England.