Republic Versus Monarchy - part three, section two

An historical soap opera of British Royalty

While the ranks of British Monarchs have included fine, upstanding people, there has also been many who have been considered undesirable: rapists, murderers, homosexuals, bullies, liars, etc.

Listed below is a dozen British Monarchs, selected for their "interesting" characters (their years of reign are given in brackets):(62) The question arises as to whether this strange collection of villains, deviants, and misfits would have ever been elected by the people to public office. It is doubtful. The concept of hereditary Monarchs as rulers (even if in name only) of any country - but especially Australia - is seriously flawed.

Republic Versus Monarchy

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