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Technically the question should be: "Did any Russian Tsars or Emperors have a claim to be king of Sweden?" since claims to the throne of a kingdom are genealogical. As it happens, I created several threads in the Historum site tracing the heirs of various kingdoms. One of those threads lists the heirs of various individual kings and dynasties of Sweden ...


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Here are a couple of examples from the Renaissance and not the middle ages. Edward VI 1537-1553) became king of England in 1547 age nine under a regency. Henry VIII's will established a council of regents until Edward VI reached the age of 18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI_of_England#Council_of_Regency1 Since Edward died aged 15 years, 8 ...


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Very broad question in both time and space. I'm going to offer a handwave summary, and then point out some research avenues. OP appears to make the assumption that when the monarch died, the child would become the monarch -this is not a universal assumption. To my mind this restricts the question to the later medieval period; that may help to refine the ...


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This is really a chest. Which chest may be debatable, but it is a quite naughty allusion nonetheless, highlighting what Matthew thinks of Henry, and where he expects his priororities to have been. For once, Matthew was highly critical of Henry and constantly bemoaned any form of government. He seems to have disliked anything else 'the state' might do, ...


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