Refuting “The Royal Controversy” from VLR

There is an article (archive) on the Anjouist/pseudo-legitimist site known as Vive le Roy. Naturally, they support the wrongful King of France, Don Luis Alfonso Gonzalo Víctor Manuel Marco de Borbón y Martínez-Bordiú, whom his supporters call “Louis XX.” [It is worth noting that despite our opposition to Don Luis’s pretentions to the French Throne, … More Refuting “The Royal Controversy” from VLR

Anjouists have a Post-Jacobin understanding of the French Question

The French Question It has been definitively proven that no foreigner can become King of France, nor can a prince of a foreign line become king, even if that prince regained his status as French. Anjouists argue that the Spanish Bourbons are “French by blood.” Not only is this wrong (since it was not a … More Anjouists have a Post-Jacobin understanding of the French Question

Refuting Hilaire de Curzon

Hilaire de Curzon was an Anjouist and President of Union poitevine des syndicats agricoles, an agricultural union.  In 1913, Curzon published De la Nationalité des princes de la branche ainée des Bourbons (1913). The work consists of a Foreword, three chapters, and a conclusion — all written in the defence of the Spanish Bourbons.  It … More Refuting Hilaire de Curzon

Foreign Prince Redux

Not long after our publication of “What is a ‘Foreign Prince’?” there has been some confusion.  Anjouists, who are wont to manipulate facts to absurd levels, claim we are “ignorant of history” and the meaning of a “foreign prince” (Prince étranger). The purpose of the above article was not to go into the history of … More Foreign Prince Redux

A Catholic and French King

The Arrêt le Maistre of 1593 made two things very clear and confirmed two principles as being part of the Fundamental Laws: The king must be Catholic and French. That the fundamental laws of this kingdom be kept and the judgments given by the said court for the declaration of a Catholic and French king executed; and … More A Catholic and French King

Family Pact of 1909

Background In 1864 Prince Gaston d’Orleans married Princess Isabella of Brazil, heiress to the Imperial throne of Brazil.  Prince Gaston moved to Brazil and took the Brazilian nationality.  Thus, the Prince ceased to be a French dynast. In 1889, the Brazilian monarchy was illegally overthrown in a coup.  Prince Gaston then hoped that he might … More Family Pact of 1909