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Salic Law and the Exclusion of Women from the Crown of France

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Salic Law and the Exclusion of Women from the Crown of France

Post  Susan Abernethy on Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:42 pm

I’ve been looking for an explanation for the use of Salic Law in France to exclude women from inheriting the throne. In reading Kathleen Wellman’s book “Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France” in her chapter on Charles VII’s mistress Agnes Sorel, she talks about the origins of the Hundred Years War. The last son of King Philip IV, King Charles IV died in 1328 with no surviving male heir. Among others, there were two cousins who laid claim to the throne.  Read more here:  https://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2016/04/15/salic-law-and-the-exclusion-of-women-from-the-crown-of-france/

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