Oh, to hell with this grammar Nazism! (Although I'd just like to say that in the UK the use of the apostrophe in Charles' book
is perfectly acceptable.)
Ladies, gentlemen, persons of (genuine) royal descent, I do believe it's time for a spot of schadenfreude.
Earlier today I had a quick look at the history of the "Lady of Lawers" Wikipedia article and noticed something very interesting: when it first appeared on 28th March 2006 it began with the words:
This is essentially the version of the tale that can still be found elsewhere on the net. Not until 24th December 2009 was it altered to read:
I must admit that when I first read the link so kindly provided by Charles I felt a bit...suspicious. Where did this information come from? As we already know, the only person who believes that John Stewart married and had children is Charles Boden.
The edit was made by someone with the IP number 126.96.36.199 who has made no other edits to Wikipedia articles. Look what I discovered through www.ipaddresser.com:
Charles, is this merely a coincidence? Is Rio de Janeiro crawling with expats obsessed with the Stewarts of Appin? Or have you been caught out in the act of manufacturing evidence?
Enquiring sceptical minds want to know!