Sunday, 4 November 2007

The French royal family

Here is a family tree of the French royal family down to the present day. Click to enlarge. You will see the absence of women because of France's Salic Law. Not only were forbidden from inheriting the French throne but a man could not claim it through a woman. If this had been applied in England it would have barred the succession not only of queens regnant but also of Henry II, Henry VII, James I and George I and Edward VII, who all claimed the throne through their mothers!

Merci, Martine.