Sir! What is the meaning of this brazen erasure of the reign of His Royal Majesty Richard III, slain and his rightful throne usurped on Bosworth Field by the Tudor Pretender Henry in 1485? Why, on the 22nd of this very month, the faithful shall wear the White Rose of York in remembrance!dscross said:funny story, the actual rightful heir to The throne isn't actually the current incumbent. The rightful heir was a common Austrialian man who died recently. Mike Hastings, an Australian forklift driver died June 30 in Jerilderie, Australia.
Henry VII didn't actually have any Royal blood but he became king anyway in 1483. I saw it on a Tony Robinson documentary about the plantagenet line.
Hastings was 71. His full name and title was Michael Edward Abney-Hastings, the 14th Earl of Loudoun. Born and raised in England, he moved to Australia in 1960 in search of adventure.