2021-09-13 08:23:00 UTC
I have recently become aware that Wikipedia,
thepeerage.com (thanks to someone's letter),
and some genealogy sites have been saying that
the 12th Duke of Norfolk succeeded in 1815
only because a senior Quaker cousin Thomas Howard,
who died in 1824 leaving children,"renounced
I am not aware of any legal mechanism whatsoever
by which this could have had legal effect at the
time,so I am curious as to whether some family
legend by a Howard actually either clearly illegitimate
or not having a verifiable kinship to the Dukes has
been passed down to descendants who have told it
to the unduly credulous.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.