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 Salic Law

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

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