Shawn of Woodlandia

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Shawn
Sovereign Prince of Woodlandia
Reign 12 March 2019–present
Coronation Not crowned
Predecessor Throne Established
Heir presumptive Brittany
1st Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Mull
In Office 13 September 2019 - Present
Preceded by Office Established
Full name
Shawn Michael
Father Mark
Mother Tracy
Born 26 June 1987 (1987-06-26) (age 33)
Ontario, Canada

Shawn (Shawn Michael; born 26 June 1987) is a nobleman, politician, the Hereditary Sovereign Prince and current reigning monarch of the Principality of Woodlandia. He is a member of both the Woodlandia Royal Family and the Mull Royal Family, respectively. As the eldest son of Her Majesty Tracy, Queen of the Kingdom of Mull, Prince Shawn is also the Crown Prince of Mull, and therefore the rightful heir apparent of the Kingdom of Mull.

Early life

Shawn was born on Friday, 26 June 1987 in Southern Ontario, Canada.

When Shawn was 11 years old, he proposed the idea of creating a small secluded country in the woods, made up of a few small self sufficient towns and villages. The country was to act as a tourist destination for people interested in visiting a real working medieval town or village, without the use of modern conveniences and technology. Shawn named the country Ardania, formed a government system with laws, and proclaimed his grandfather the first King of Ardania.

Reign

On 12 March 2019, HRH Prince Shawn, declared the lands of Woodlandia to be an independent sovereign nation, separate of Canada, and officially proclaimed himself the first monarch and the first Hereditary Sovereign Prince of the Principality of Woodlandia.

On 13 September 2019, HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn founded the Kingdom of Mull, and proclaimed his grandmother Shirley the first monarch, and the first Queen of the Kingdom of Mull. On 14 February 2020, Her Majesty Shirley, Dowager Queen of the Kingdom of Mull, abdicated, proclaiming her eldest daughter and heir apparent, HRH Tracy, Princess Royal of Mull, the second monarch and the second Queen of the Kingdom of Mull. By default, Queen Tracy's eldest son, His Royal Highness Shawn, Hereditary Sovereign Prince of Woodlandia, became the first Crown Prince of Mull and heir apparent, upon his mother's accession as Queen of the Kingdom of Mull.

Legitimacy & Right to Rule as Sovereign

HRH Prince Shawn, considers his claim of the lands of the Principality of Woodlandia (formerly belonging to Canada), to be more legitimate than any land claims made by previous Monarchs of Canada. Though the Prince remains a loyal citizen of Canada, and supports it's current monarch, he also believes England and it's rulers, both past and present, have no claim of legitimacy or any right to have ever established a monarchy in Canada in the first place. HRH the Sovereign Prince Shawn, believes he has the right to claim land of Canada, over the current monarch of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and of the Commonwealth because...

Claim

1) Birthright - Possibly one of the strongest arguments of legitimacy to any monarchy, is if a Monarch has a right to rule a country, that they themselves were not born at, and who are of no ancestral descent of the country.

- Queen Elizabeth II was born in England, United Kingdom, and not Canada, and has no descendants of Canadian or Native descent, unlike the Prince who fulfills all criteria of birthright. Prince Shawn was born in Ontario, Canada, and has many ancestors of Canadian descent, as well as Aboriginal Native ancestors of pre-Canada. 

2) Residence - History proves most Kingdoms prosper when the current monarch lives within the Kingdom under which they reign.

- The current Queen of Canada lives in England, United Kingdom, and has never taken up residence in Canada since the beginning of her reign, unlike the Prince who has maintained a permanent residence in Southern Ontario, Canada since birth, and will maintain a permanent residence in the Principality of Woodlandia (former part of Northern Ontario, Canada).

3) Politics - Politics are often used to run governments, and can be a way to help the country and it's people. If a monarch is not involved in the politics of it's country, historically, the country risks errors in government politics.

- Though Canada is an independent country, Queen Elizabeth II is only the nation's head of state. The Queen does not play an active role in Canadian politics, and her powers are mostly symbolic, unlike the Prince who has nearly absolute power of the government of the Principality of Woodlandia, limited only by a unique constitution. 

4) Aboriginal Descent -

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5) Descendant of Kings - King Robert III of Scotland is the 16th Great Grandfather of Shawn. His daughter Princess Mary Stewart is the 15th Great Grandmother of Shawn, from who he descends from. Shawn also descends from Sir William Wallace, who is the 21th great grandfather of Shawn.

6) - principality not separating into a Kingdom

7) purchased land instead of taking in war

8) large amount of land owned

9) length of families rule

10) family - Queen Elizabeth II and Shawn are 13th cousins once removed.

Prime ministers, and other heads of government

Realm Name Role Date
 Principality of Woodlandia Madam Lyssa Jones Prime Minister March 12, 2019 – August 21, 2019
 Principality of Woodlandia Sir. Robert Ronyson Prime Minister August 21, 2019 – Present

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles, and styles

  • 26 June 1987 - 12 March 2019: Mr. Shawn - Canada
  • 11 November 2001 - 12 March 2019: His Royal Highness Shawn, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Ardania
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of Internal Affairs
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of Justice
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of Defense
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of the Royal Treasury
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Minister of Space & Terrestrial Advancement Research (S.T.A.R.)
  • 21 August 2019 - Present: Grand Knight of the Royal Knights of the Woodlandia Guard (R.K.W.G.)
  • 26 June 2019 - Present: His Royal Highness The Duke of Freedom
  • 12 March 2019 - Present: His Royal Highness Hereditary Sovereign Prince Shawn of the Principality of Woodlandia

Shawn is the second Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Ardania, after his Uncle, and first Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Mull, respectively, an appellation given only to the eldest son of the sovereign.

The Sovereign Prince's style and title in full: His Royal Highness, Sovereign Prince Shawn of the Principality of Woodlandia, Duke of Freedom, Sovereign Head of the Order of the Royal Knights of the Woodlandia Guard, Minister of Defense, Minister of the Royal Treasury, Grand Knight of the Knights of the Woodlandia Guard (R.K.W.G.), Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management, The Prince of Mull, Prime Minister of Mull, Laird of Dunans

National honours

  • 12 March 2019 - Present: Sovereign Head of the Order of St. Wallace
  • 2019 - Present: Sovereign Head Order of the Green Phoenix
  • 21 August 2019 - Present: Sovereign Head of the Order of the Royal Knights of the Woodlandia Guard (R.K.W.G.)

Foreign honors

Foreign titles of nobility

  • 15 March 2019 - Present: The Much Honored Laird of Dunans
  • 13 September 2019 - Present: The Right Honorable Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Mull
  • 11 November 2001-12 March 2019 - His Royal Highness Shawn Crown Prince of Ardania
  • 14 March 2020 - Present: His Royal Highness Shawn Crown Prince of Mull

Ancestry

According to DNA test results, Shawn is the 16th Great Grandson of King Robert III of Scotland. He descends from the Kings daughter, Princess Mary Stewart, who is the 15th Great Grandmother of Shawn, through his grandmother's paternal line. Further DNA results reveal that Shawn is the Great Grandson of many Kings and Queens, mostly of Scotland (16+), and is a descendant of one of the most prominent and wealthy families in Scottish history, making him one of the most royal people to live in Canada. Shawn descends from many famous historical figureheads such as, Sir William Wallace, who is the 21th great grandfather of Shawn, and Mary I Queen of Scots, who is a fifth cousin 12 times removed. Shawn and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom are 13th cousins once removed through Shawn's grandmother on his maternal side.

Scotland

King Robert III "John Stewart" (1337/40 – 4 April 1406) - King of Scots (19 April 1390 – 4 April 1406), Earl of Carrick, Earl of Atholl > King Robert is the 16th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Robert II (2 March 1316 – 19 April 1390) - King of Scots (22 February 1371 – 19 April 1390), 1st Monarch of the House of Stewart. > King Robert II is the 17th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Robert I "Robert the Bruce" (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329) - King of Scots (25 March 1306 – 7 June 1329), Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent country and is today revered in Scotland as a national hero. > King Robert II is the 19th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

Sir William Wallace "William Le Waleys" (1270 - 23 August 1305) - Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland, Scottish Knight, one of the Main Leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence. (1297–1298) >Sir William is the 21th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King William I "The Lion" "The Rough" ( 1142 – 4 December 1214) - King of Scots (9 December 1165 – 4 December 1214). > King William I is the 26th great grandfather of prince Shawn.

King David I (1084 – 24 May 1153) - King of Scotland (April/May 1124 - 24 May 1153). > King David I is the 24th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Alexander I "The Fierce" (1078 – 23 April 1124) - King of Scotland (1107 - 23 April 1124) > King Alexander I is the 27th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Duncan II (1060 – 12 November 1094) - King of Scotland (May - November 1094). > King Duncan II is the 26th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Donald III "Donald the Fair" "Donald the White" (1032–1099) - King of Scots (1093–1094) & (1094–1097) > King Donald III is the 25th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Malcolm III "Canmore" (26 March 1031 – 13 November 1093) - King of Scotland (Alba) (25 April 1058 - 13 November 1093). > King Malcolm III is the 25th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Duncan I "The Diseased" or "The Sick" (1001 – 14 August 1040) - King of Scotland (Alba) (1034 - 14 August 1040). The historical basis of the "King Duncan" in Shakespeare's play Macbeth. > King Duncan I is the 26th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Malcolm II "The Destroyer" (954 - 25 November 1034) - King of Scotland (Alba) (25 March 1005 - 25 November 1034). >King Malcolm II is the 28th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Kenneth II "The Fratricide" (abt. 932- 995) - King of Scotland (Alba) (971 – 995) > King Kenneth II is the 29th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Malcolm I "The Dangerous Red" (abt. 897 - 954) - King of Scotland (Alba) (bef. 943 – 954), >King Malcolm I is the 30th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Donald II "The Madman" (862 - 900) - King of the Picts/King of Scotland (Alba) (889–900) >King Donald II is the 31th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Constantine I "The Wine-Bountiful" (abt. 836 - 877) - King of the Picts (862–877) > King Constantine I is the 32th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Kenneth I "The Conqueror" (810 – 13 February 858) - King of Dalriada, (841 - 844), King of the Picts (844) as "Kenneth III", & 1st King of Scotland (844 – 13 February 858) > King Kenneth I is the 33th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

England

King Guillaume "William I " "The Conqueror" "William the Bastard" (abt. 1027 - 9 September 1087) - King of England (25 December 1066), Duke of Normandy (1035 - 9 September 1087) > King William I is the 28th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Henry I (1068 – 1 December 1135) "Henry Beauclerc" - King of England (5 August 1100 – 1 December 1135) Duke of Normandy (1106 – 1 December 1135) > King Henry I is the 27th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Henry II "Henry Curtmantle/Court-Manteau" "Henry FitzEmpress" "Henry Plantagenet" (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) - King of England (19 December 1154 – 6 July 1189), Duke of Normandy & Aquitaine (1152-), Count of Anjou (1151-), Maine, & Nantes, Lord of Ireland, partially controlled Scotland, Wales & the Duchy of Brittany. > King Henry II is the 26th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

France

King Louis VI "le Gros" ("the fat") "le Batailleur" ("the Fighter") (1081 - August 1137) - King of the Franks (29 July 1108 – 1 August 1137) > King Louis VI is the 27th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Philip I "l' Amoureux" (the Amorous) (23 May 1052 – 29 July 1108) - King of the Franks (4 August 1060 - 29 July 1108) > King Philippe I is the 28th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Henry I (4 May 1008 – 4 August 1060) - King of the Franks (20 July 1031 – 4 August 1060) The royal demesne of France reached its smallest size during his reign. > King Henry I is the 26th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Robert II "le Pieux" ("the Pious") "le Sage" ("the Wise") (27 March 972 – 20 July 1031) - King of the Franks (24 October 996 – 20 July 1031) > King Robert II is the 27th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Hughes "Hugh" (939 – 24 October 996) - King of the Franks (3 July 987 – 24 October 996) > King Hugh is the 28th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

King Robert I (866 – June 15, 923) - King of the Franks (29 June 922 – 15 June 923) > King Robert I is the 30th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

Jerusalem

King Fulk "Fulco""Foulque" "Foulques" "Fulk the Younger" (1089/92 – 13 November 1143) - King of Jerusalem (1131 - 13 November 1143), Count of Anjou (as Fulk V) (1109 - 1129) During his reign, the Kingdom of Jerusalem reached its largest territorial extent. >King Foulques V is the 28th great grandfather of Prince Shawn.

Celebrities and Notable People

Germanna Cousins

According to DNA test results, Shawn shares a great grandfather with American country music singer Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963). Patsy and Shawn are 8th cousins once removed. Both descendants of Melchior Brombach (abt.1695 - bef. 1746). A member of the first colony of European immigrants to Virginia (1714), Co-Founder of Fort Germanna & Germantown, Virginia in present Fauquier County. Melchior is the 8th great grandfather of Shawn, and the seventh great grandfather of Patsy.

Shawn also shares a great grandfather with the founder of the Mother's Day Holiday in the United States Anna Marie Jarvis (May 1, 1864 – November 24, 1948). Anna and Shawn are 6th cousins five times removed, through Johannes Kemper (1635 - 1670). A Grandfather of two men of the first colony of European immigrants to Virginia (1714), Melchior Brombach (Shawn's great grandfather) and Johannes George Kemper Sr. (1692 - bef. 1758) (Anna's great grandfather). Johannes is the tenth great grandfather of Shawn, and the fifth great grandfather of Anna. Melchior Brombach and Johannes George Kemper Sr. are first cousins.

Another Germanna cousin Shawn shares a great grandfather with, is American Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian, Magician, & Singer, Neil Patrick Harris (June 15, 1973). Neil and Shawn are 11th cousins once removed, through Georg Heimbach (1608-?). Georg is the 11th great grandfather of Shawn, and the tenth great grandfather of Neil.

A Germanna cousin Shawn shares a great grandmother with, is Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood (1676 – 6 June 1740), led the first colony of European immigrants to Virginia (1714) (including Shawn's great grandfather Melchior Brombach) and helped establish the Colony of Germanna, Virginia, and Germantown, Virginia. Alexander and Shawn are 7th cousins 8 times removed, through Mariot (née Sinclair) Hume. Mariot is the 14th great grandmother of Shawn, and the sixth great grandmother of Alexander. Lieutenant Spotswood is also a great grandfather of American actress & singer Hilary Duff (September 28, 1987).

Titanic Cousins

According to DNA test results, Shawn shares a great grandfather with 1st Class Passenger who died in the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, 2nd Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, John Borland Thayer Jr. (21 Apr 1862 - 15 Apr 1912). John and Shawn are 7th cousins 6 times removed, through William Freeborn (abt. 1594 - 1670), who migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). William is the 12th great grandfather of Shawn, and the sixth great grandfather of John.

Shawn shares a great grandfather with 1st Class Passenger who was saved from the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Son of John Borland Thayer Jr., who died in the sinking. John "Jack" Borland Thayer III (24 Dec 1894 - 18 Sep 1945). John and Shawn are 8th cousins five times removed, through William Freeborn (abt. 1594 - 1670), who migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). William is the 12th great grandfather of Shawn, and the seventh great grandfather of John.

Shawn also shares a great grandfather with the wealthy American Financier & Banker, owner of the International Mercantile Marine Co, and owner of the R.M.S. Titanic, John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913). J. P. and Shawn are 15th cousins once removed, through Sir William Douglas (1373 - 1427), 1st Lord of Drumlanrig. William is the 15th great grandfather of Shawn, and the 14th great grandfather of John.

Shawn shares a great grandfather with American Businessman and wealthiest 1st Class Passenger onboard who died in the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, Colonel John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912). John Jacob and Shawn are 10th cousins four times removed, through Sir William Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose (abt. 1447 - 1513). William is the 13th great grandfather of Shawn, and the ninth great grandfather of John Jacob.

Shawn shares a great grandfather with 1st Class Passenger who was saved from the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon (22 July 1862 – 20 April 1931), 5th Baronet of Halkin. Cosmo and Shawn are 10th cousins four times removed, through George Douglas (1469 - 1513), Master of Angus. George is the 13th great grandfather of Shawn, and the ninth great grandfather of Cosmo.