When it comes to Europeans taking over countries in improbable, Men Who Would Be King-esque, adventures, that murderous lunatic who tried to turn Easter Island into a sheep ranch is my favourite.
I do like George Thomas, Raja of Hansi in terms of that myself, though admittedly it did actually exist for a few years.
Thanks. (I hadn't been here for the past few months because my computer died. Then the replacement died. Oh, the embarrassment!)