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.