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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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The Salic Law

The Salic law was the rule of succession in some royal and noble European families that forbid females to succeed to certain titles or offices in the family. It likely came from the Salian Franks, who prohibited women from succeeding to the throne. The rule was most prominently enforced by the house of Valois and the succeeding house of Bourbon in France and was involved in the rivalry of Stephen and Matilda for the English throne. What impact did it have when Victoria became queen of England? More...
NeuroticHellFem
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The British and Hanoverian thrones separated after the death of King William IV of the United Kingdom and of Hanover in 1837. Hanover practised the Salic law, while Britain did not. King William's niece Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland, but the throne of Hanover went to William's brother Ernest, Duke of Cumberland.


Dickens said: "the law is an ass!". I say: "Salic law can kiss mine!"
Break the law!
Gary98
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Barbaric! Repeal it anywhere and everywhere!
striker
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i'm happy their gone
monamagda
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"Under the Salic Law, Don Carlos would have been on the throne."


"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
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Not much has changed over the years; yes maybe "lip-service" but not much else...
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Not much has changed over the years; yes maybe "lip-service" but not much else...
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