Ist Emperor of the United States

Joshua Norton – proclaimed the “1st Emperor of the US and Grand Protector of Mexico”

Joshua Norton was born in England, brought up in South Africa and then went to the USA, as I did. But there the similarity ends.

This is the most amazing story ever. And, when you read the information on this site you will not believe a word of it! However, I have researched this and can assure you it is true.

Even the BBC has covered his story in the past and you can find information on their website.

A search in Google for “Joshua Norton” will produce so many links I suggest you set Google for returning 100 results at a time! At the end of this very good precis is a link to the main Norton site.

There is a link below but, as this is a mirror site, and the original site is now defunct, I am not sure how long you will be able to travel there.


  1. #1 by Anonymous on Sunday, 12 December 2004 - 5:20 pm

    Wow! I followed the link and just could not get my mind around believing this tale. After three hours of exhausting research on Google, I find that it, is, in fact, true!WOW! Keep up the good work.Joseph.

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