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The topic of the Prince of Wales and his impatience for the throne reminded me of a topic that I had been thinking about for a while. It involves the succession to the throne, but to be more percise it surrounds the legality of the succession to the throne. In civilized societies there are laws governing the succession to thrones and presidential offices.

However, throughout history society was not as civil as most would want it to be and there were times when power did not transition smoothly or even according to law. For instance, many that support Louis-Alphonse, Duke of Anjou’s claim to the French throne often cite that the reign of Louis-Philippe (1830-1848) occurred illegally and that he was a usurper and that his line does not, or should not, have rights to the French throne. The reality of the situation is that when monarchs came to the throne via violent means (or left the throne in such manners) such as rthrough evolutions or war, the victors get to re-write the rules.

It still is a fascinating topic. I will be sticking with the Kings and Queens of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. I will start with the Norman Conquest and the succession of William I the Conqueror and then on through the ages.

I appologize that this is only a teaser but I want to do futher research into this topic as I present the information. On the long weeks where I post Mon-Wed-Fri, this topic will be posted on Fridays. On the short weeks where I post only Tues-Thurs this topic will be covered on Thursdays.