The Myth of Foreign Kings

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

Poland vs. Spain

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

Refuting d’Aguesseau

Anjouists love to cite Henri François d’Aguesseau as evidence that a Prince of the Blood does not lose his right of succession by becoming a foreigner.  We will refute the claims made by d’Aguesseau.  Here is the text in question: [62r] February 1713. Observations of the Attorney General d’Aguesseau on a draft letters patent for … More Refuting d’Aguesseau

Henri IV: Frenchman

Anjouists love to erroneously claim that Henri IV, because he was born in Bearn, Kingdom of Navarre, was a foreigner or lost his quality as French. This is flatly wrong.  The Parlement de Paris ruled in 1505 that Bearnais were naturally French.  The general prosecutor for the Crown even went as far as to proclaim that … More Henri IV: Frenchman