Apparently, one Anthony Hall (above) had been making his way around England, claiming that he’d been descended from an illegitimate love child of the unmarried Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. In a letter to George V (or as he’d addressed, “Mr. George Frederick Earnest Albert Windsor,” he wrote:
“‘You have no connection with the British Royal Family. You are an outsider. ‘Therefore leave the country. I claim the Crown.”
As King Anthony, 23rd descendant of the House of Tudor, he delivered speeches to large crowds and even threatened to shoot George V “like a dog.”
Fortunately, “King Anthony” died without issue or William might have a real treat on his hands in the future.