Short and royally silly statistics

Being a monarch is four times more dangerous than being a soldier fighting on the front line! Charles and William are doomed!

Well… if you look at every European king and queen since the year 600, and assume that the regicide rate today is exactly the same as it was a thousand years ago, that is…

The Guardian‘s coverage is a bit better – at least they seem to know the difference between past and present!

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  1. #1 by stickinsect on Saturday, 29th January 2011 - 22:59 UTC

    … and if you take into account the rather small sample size.

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