A bit more of a /tg/ subject, but given myths are considered an aspect of history I thought I'd ask:
Let's say in some improbable event, King Arthur made his return. Would his claim to the crown of England still be recognized or would he have to accept needing to marry into the current dynasty?
What about other countries and past rulers?
I know in the US, George Washington couldn't run for presidency again since he served two terms of four years. (Even if he predated the term limit laws)
Sorry if this is a dumb question but I was discussing King Arthur earlier and this question popped up. Plus, I've heard some laws and governments prepare for just as strange circumstances, even if they date back centuries.
Past monarchs returning to life would most likely be dead last in the line of succession. Titles are passed down to descendants and only in the case there are no direct descendants does it go up a generation and search for descendants again, then if there are no direct descendants it goes up again etc.
Of course since King Arthur is not from the same dynasty he could argue the newcomers usurped the throne with warfare or intrigue and he could launch a reconquest, I suppose.
He's get wrecked and the Turks would grab the rest of Cyprus.
>Mfw Greeks suck so hard
I don't think there's every been a situation in which a ruler who was dead, or believed dead, for a long period returned to reclaim his throne.
There have been a few instances of rulers who were or at least claimed to be the reincarnation of historical ruler, but I can't think of any cases where they took power through this claim alone rather than using it to legitimize a military conquest.
It is unlikely, Britain is a democracy and the role of King or Queen has changed drastically.
England means "Angle land" and as far as we know King Arthur was a Romano-Briton who resisted the Anglo-Saxons.
If it is proven that he really is King Arthur he would become an instant celebrity having just broken our known laws of physics and understanding medicine, he might be given some other title "King of the Britons" or something in his own language maybe.
If he returned in a time of trouble and proved to be a brilliant leader he might be able to usurp the Queen or her heirs.
Thought experiment: If King Arthur came back to life only a year later, would he insist that his heir return the crown?