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A form of government where sovereignty is contained in a single individual.

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Historically there are examples of females using the same titles as males without gender modification, going back thousands of years. But I am not certain how many of these examples actually used the …
asked Apr 15 by MAGolding
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IMHO the only way for you to get an answer to your question to look at lists of rulers who came to the throne as children and try to see what their historical reputations are. In Scotland the monarch …
answered Jun 7 '18 by MAGolding
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In the United Kingdom and the earlier kingdoms within it, the title of king consort was sometimes granted to the husband of a queen regnant but not in the last few centuries when the title of a queen …
answered Feb 6 '18 by MAGolding
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You might be interested in this thread in Historum, tracing the heirs of various individual kings and dynasties of Sweden. https://historum.com/threads/heirs-of-the-kingdom-of-sweden.171986/1 And in …
answered Jul 23 by MAGolding
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In Europe the Italian War of 1859 had several battles with one or more monarchs present and more or less commanding their forces and taking the chance that if things went wrong they might have to figh …
answered Dec 28 '18 by MAGolding
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It was often alleged that a disliked monarch was not who he claimed to be, that his alleged parents, despairing of having real children, pretended to have a child that was really unrelated. Thus the …
answered May 18 '17 by MAGolding
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Different societies around the world had different succession practices, customs, rules, or laws. Ancient Roman laws restricted inheritance to the legitimate sons and daughters of a man. Since the m …
answered Apr 22 '17 by MAGolding
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DVK's question is flawed. Agnatic means through the male line of descent. The present Swedish and British law is called absolute primogeniture, with the eldest child succeeding whether male or female …
answered Apr 24 '17 by MAGolding
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I would suggest as another possibility not an heir to a throne, but a mighty monarch who might have died with thousands of others, some of them probably important people, in a sea disaster. Musa II, …
answered Sep 4 '18 by MAGolding
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As I remember, the state of Texcoco in Mexico had several generations of sons succeeding fathers, and then several brothers succeeding brothers. The last long reigning ruler, Nezahulapilli reigned fr …
answered Feb 10 '18 by MAGolding
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different combinations of the kingdoms claimed by the Hungarian monarchy at different times, sometimes merely Hungary, sometimes Hungary, Dalmatia, Croatia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Cumania and …
answered Jan 24 '18 by MAGolding
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The oldest medieval European monarch lived to be about 91 years as far as we know, though there is a slight possibility of older European medieval monarchs up to centenarians [Gediminas (c. 1275-1341 …
answered Feb 1 '18 by MAGolding
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Some people say that the Holy Roman Empire had a lot of royal families. But at anyone time there is only one royal family per kingdom. In the earlier middle ages the Holy Roman Emperor was sometimes …
answered Mar 26 by MAGolding