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

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

Real Legitimism

We have said it before and will say it again: we are Legitimists. “What is a Legitimist?” you might say.  Or aren’t the supporters of Don Luis Legitimists? Definition and Etymology First, we must define what Legitimism/a Legitimist is. Google defines it as “support for a ruler who claim to a throne is based on … More Real Legitimism

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

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