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Posted By: GUEST,Ellen Vannin
24-Mar-15 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Richard III
Subject: RE: BS: Richard I I I
At the time of Richard III there were two methods of getting the crown - inherit it or win it by getting rid of the previous incumbent. We later added another method - get offered the crown by parliament if the current incumbent wasn't doing his job to parliament's satisfaction. I have heard that there were 43 nearer relatives who were passed over when George I was offered the throne, but parliament felt he would be the best (ie most compliant) candidate.