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  •  The Plantagenet line from which Richard (2+ / 0-)
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    LSophia, PrahaPartizan

    descended was founded on the law salic, in fact.

    •  True enough (2+ / 0-)
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      PrahaPartizan, 714day

      Henry II was the eldest son of the Empress Maude, who was the daughter and only surviving legitimate child of Henry I.

      •  Yes, but Maude, who wanted to rule as Queen, (0+ / 0-)

        spent years battling with her cousin, Stephen, who claimed that he was the true monarch, because a woman could noth rule as the monarch.  They finally made a deal that Stephen would remain king, but Henry II would inherit.

        Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

        by Sirenus on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:35:32 PM PST

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