The Fundamental Laws

  Before Capet Before Hugh Capet, we first see the rule of the Merovingians.  Clovis I conquered all of Gaul, becoming the first King of the Franks.  Under the persuasion of his Catholic wife, Clovis converted from Frankish paganism to Catholicism, being baptised in 508. The Carolingians came to power in 752 when Pope Zachary … More The Fundamental Laws

The Salic Law

Origins The Salic law was actually an entire law code of the Salian Franks.  Prior to this law code, the laws of the Franks were unwritten and relied upon the memories of jurists and elders1. In the 6th century King Clovis of the Franks issued a law code because he wanted something more reliable than … More The Salic Law

Refuting Guy Stair Sainty

The purpose of this article is to refute Guy Stair Sainty’s so-called “Legitimist” Case. A. Male Succession Sainty correctly states that succession to the crown is limited to males in the male line — that is to say the agnates of Hugh Capet.  This became known as the Salic law.  Sainty explains some of the … More Refuting Guy Stair Sainty

Why We Use Regnal Numbers

Continuity of the Crown Many people wonder or question the practice of the French pretenders using regnal numbers when they aren’t actually on the throne. This is because of one of the Fundamental Laws called Continuity of the Crown.  It says that once the king is dead, the next in line is automatically king.  France, therefore, … More Why We Use Regnal Numbers