Background The 16th century was a tumultuous time for France. The Wars of Religion dominated the landscape. And in 1584, King Henri III’s heir, the Duke of Anjou and Alençon, would die. This would leave the future Henri IV as the heir-apparent. The problem is that Henri de Bourbon was a Protestant, and all the … More Natural Right of Succession vs. Nationality?
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
What is the French Nationality? Firstly, we must say that “nationality” is a contemporary term. The Anjouists point this out and twist it in their favour by claiming nationality was anachronistic and didn’t really exist in the Old Regime. The term did not exist, but the French knew there was such a thing as a … More Nationality
In recent years, there has been some buzz about a lost branch of “Bourbons” in India. An English newspaper even had the headline “The next King of France? An Indian!” Well, that’s precisely the problem, isn’t it? An Indian cannot become King of France, for France cannot have a foreign king, which would be … More Statement on the Supposed “Bourbons” of India
Anjouists love to cite the Duke of Saint-Simon who said “if the king is not French he becomes so upon becoming king.” Context This claim is patently absurd, as can be shown by looking at history and the context of when it was written. This was written in 1711, near the end of War of … More Refuting Saint-Simon
Anjouists claim there have been “foreigners” who have become kings of France. Famously they cite Philip IV, Louis X, Francis II, Henri III, and Henri IV. It is important to state that the requirement of the king being French only came into being after the Hundred Years’ War and was confirmed by Arrêt le Maistre of … More The Myth of Foreign Kings
It is important to note the differences between the Kingdom of Poland and that of Spain — that is to say — the differences between the situations of Henri III and Felipe V of Spain. Poland Poland was an elective monarchy. Henri III was forced to sign the Pacta Conventa, in which Henri acknowledged the system of … More Poland vs. Spain