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?
Monseigneur the Count of Paris has written a short opinion piece on the fire at Notre Dame. More important than the fire itself, though, is the state of France and the world: But Notre-Dame-de-Paris is not the only victim of our carelessness. Amongst the ruins of our mutilated cathedral, in each of these pulverized windows, in … More The Count of Paris on Notre Dame
In the name of the Very holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. To-day, the 25th day of December, 1792, I, Louis XVI King of France, being for more than four months imprisoned with my family in the tower of the Temple at Paris, by those who were my subjects, and deprived of all communication … More Last Testament of Louis XVI
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 authorised … More The Fundamental Laws
The Beginning The first crime, of course, was the “abolition” of the monarchy itself and the creation of the so-called “Republic.” There was nothing King Louis XVI or constitutional royalists could do to satisfy the radicalism of the Jacobins. 10 August 1792, the Jacobins led an insurrection against the King, surrounding the Tuileries Palace and … More Crimes of the French Republic
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
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
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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
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