Emperor Faustin I of Haiti. Detail of Letters Patent nominating a Consul of the Empire of Haiti in New York City
Emperor Bokassa Central African Empire coronation stamp
Bokassa coronation Central African Empire self proclaimed monarch
Engraving of Emperor Faustin I and Empress Adeline of Haiti in coronation attire
Sir James Brooke Rajah of Sarawak letter to Mrs Vaughan Kingsley Collection
Emperor Faustin I of Haiti meeting with his council

Self-Proclaimed & Ephemeral Monarchies

The Kingsley Collection works to document, preserve, and present the visual and material culture of self-proclaimed, ephemeral, and adventurer-founded monarchies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Come explore this quirky side of monarchy with us!