A Pretender is a person one who maintains or is able tae maintain a claim that they are entitit tae a position o honour or rank, which may be occupied bi an incumbent (usually more recognised), or whose pouers may currently be exercised bi anither person or authority. Most often, it refers to a former monarch, or descendant thereof, whose throne is occupied, claimed bi a rival or has been abolished.
Examples o pretenders[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Charles Edward Stuart cried The Young Pretender an The Young Chevalier, an eften kent in retrospective accoonts as Bonnie Prince Charlie. jacobite pretender.
- Prince Jean, Coont o Paris Orléanist pretender tae the throne o Fraunce.
- Jean Christophe, Prince Napoléon Bonapartist pretender tae the throne o Fraunce an rival o the abuin.