Warren Emslie, the bogus knight

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Warren Emslie, the bogus knight

This file relates to the case of Mr Warren Emslie whose fantasy title was the first recorded case of a bogus knighthood in recent times. Civil servants at the Home Office were tipped off that Mr Emslie, a shop assistant, was passing himself off as Sir Warren by his new wife's aunt, Mrs Webb. Emslie was interviewed by the Metropolitan Police and recanted his honour. He had, he claimed, only intended to impress the girl he was to marry and her relatives. Scotland Yard wrote in their report that Emslie was "more a fool than a knave" and no further action was taken by the police.

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