"Upset" & other nomenological phenomena

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 19 17:01:47 UTC 2002

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Baker, John wrote:

>         The line of succession given at
> http://www.begent.freeserve.co.uk/history/succession.htm does not list
> any Johns in the next 150 people in line for the throne, but the equally
> unlikely Arthur may be found at number 15, Arthur David Nathaniel
> Chatto.

Why is Arthur equally unlikely?  Is it that having a King Arthur would
contradict the notion that the original King Arthur will return to rule
Britain some day?  Apart from that angle, I would think Arthur would be a
name with much more positive royal associations than John.

Fred Shapiro

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