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comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@MarkC.Wallace - then people will downvote because comparing "more or less chaste" is subjective (which it kinda is). Also, considering the answer, it seems pretty knowable.
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comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@TylerDurden - THAT. I'm quite prepared for the answer that basically lists every king and a source indicating proof that they had sexual relations with that woman, Ms. ...
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comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@twosheds - I actually considered mentioning that scenario in the question as ineligible explicitly, but yes, the assumption is that it's someone who was in a position to have such affairs.
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comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@T.E.D. - I'm not all that well read on earlier kings, but for the later ones it seems a slam dunk "no" in that every one of them has tons of sources confirming the mistresses. Sleazy tabloids and celebrity watching didn't seem to originate in 20th century :)
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comment Were there any Frankish/French kings who probably had no extramarital sexual relations?
@T.E.D. - Some sources (ideally, independent ones and not the king's official biographer) stating that the king was faithful to his wife, and nobody ever rumoured about any mistresses?
Dec
17
comment What is the death toll attributed to US internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII?
Was there an attempt to quantify that risk increase to net mortality vs. percentages? While not direct result, it's still valid data, even if causality is harder to establish.
Dec
17
comment What is the death toll attributed to US internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII?
@Richard - People who can be realistically assumed to have died because they were interned (killed by guards, or died from reasons cause by the internment like hunger/higher illness/mortality). E.g. take average mortality for a population of that size and demographics in those years, and compare to actual mortality for interned people. I'm pretty sure research on the topic ought to exist
Dec
5
comment Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
Also, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipchaks (same ruling confederation, slightly different tribes and territories). Crymean Tatars probably originated there.
Dec
5
comment Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
If you squint hard enough, at least some of this claim is somewhat true: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumans . Calling them Proto-Ukrainians is a bit of a stretch, IMHO. Ethnically, they were Turcic, not Slavic. That Wiki link has a good map of controlled territory.
Nov
25
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
@PieterGeerkens - Mongols would strongly disagree with you about "fancy"
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
(a less important difference was that E.P. included bits about enlisting ex-slaves in Union Army - I would expect that in wartime it would improve support level for the whole package but have no data to base that guess on)
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
@NateEldredge - nope, I meant the difference the content of the thing being voted on. Specifically, the fact that 13A was universal and permanent and E.P. ONLY applied to Confederate states AND IIRC was temporary.
Nov
23
comment What was the congressional level of support for Emancipation Proclamation?
Just to be clear - the question is explicitly confined to the scope of E.P and 1862. Projecting the 1865 votes for 13th Amendment by the same congresscritters is NOT a valid basis for an answer since the content of the two is very different.
Nov
12
comment When was slavery abolished in Russia?
Also, an important note that there were TWO classes of slaves in Kievan Rus: abovementioned holop only applied to "domestic" slaves; whereas tchelyad meant foreigners taken into slavery as prisoners. They had different rights. To FURTHER confuse things, between 12th and 17th century, tchelyad came to mean something completely different - household servants of a feudal lord.
Nov
12
comment When was slavery abolished in Russia?
@IncnisMrsi - actually, it's backwards. "Толковый словарь Даля. — 1863—1866" shows that the word "холоп" was actually mostly used for serfs; and the word "раб" was used for serfs as a colloquialism as well without meaning outright Kievan-Rus style slavery
Nov
10
comment What were the individual soldiers motivated by during World War 1?
+1 for Carlin. Great examples, especially from US and Roosevelt jingoism
Sep
8
comment What is the origin of Dragons?
Is there something listed in origin of dragons in different cultures (many of them well before medieval era) on Wikipedia that does not address your question? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon
Sep
8
comment What is the origin of Dragons?
"stories of strong powerful creatures which were harmful to them" - those stories were well before medieval era, and didn't include just dragons. At a random example, Scilla and Charibdas.
Sep
5
comment Napoleon Research Paper Structure
Your 3rd paragraph is also missing Maurice of Nassau and Gustav Adolph of Sweden :) And replace Temujin with Subatai Bat'atur (sp?) :)
Sep
3
comment Chronology of Political Party Alignment with “Left” and “Right”
This is a good start, but where the time and shift analysis of the 3?