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The Kingdom of Redonda
March 24, 2006 6:18 AM   Subscribe

The Kingdom of Redonda. In 1865, a Caribbean trader laid claim to a small island near Antigua, and declared himself king. His son, M.P. Shiel, was an author of fantasy fiction. When Shiel died in 1947, he left the island to a young poet, John Gawsworth, King Juan I of Redonda.
posted by steef (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Unfortunately, the redonda.org homepage seems to be down at the moment. Google cache.
posted by steef at 6:21 AM on March 24, 2006


According to the King Juan I link, Shiel is going to live until 19479. That's pretty impressive.
posted by antifuse at 6:41 AM on March 24, 2006


Below you will find a link to the RNN Application Form. Print it off, complete the application and send it, with your International Money Order for $US35 to cover the cost of administration, certification, postage etc.

Kinda smacks of Subgenius, doesn't it?
posted by Afroblanco at 6:56 AM on March 24, 2006


If you’ll excuse the self-link, there’s a little more background here.
posted by misteraitch at 7:10 AM on March 24, 2006


Thanks misteraitch. I knew I had read about Redonda before (and was almost certain it was here) but it was your post I was thinking of.
posted by Len at 7:39 AM on March 24, 2006


Oh, and thanks to steef too, obviously.
posted by Len at 7:39 AM on March 24, 2006


ive always wanted to live in Sealand. You can become a baron there if you want. Only £59.95!
posted by muthecow at 7:54 AM on March 24, 2006


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