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 Case for the King

Regicide and Political Chaos Jacobins and historians accuse Louis XVI of being a “tyrant.”  Jacobins celebrated their treasons against their king.  Even today, the anthem of the French Republic is filled with Jacobin lyrics! Was Louis XVI a tyrant? Of course not! He was a good man, though not very politically savvy, which would aid … More The Case for the King

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

Against Anjouism

We’ve heard the repeated claims of the Anjouists again and again. “There is no nationality requirement,” the say. “The blood right of Princes of the Blood supersedes the law of aubaine,” they say. The notion of “Fundamental Laws” emerged in the 16th century based on customs dating back centuries. The Inalienability of the Crown made … More Against Anjouism