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Offline Chris Anderson

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Line of succession
« on: Sunday 06 August 17 10:38 BST (UK) »
King has three sons

Son 1 - Died childless
Son 2 - Died but had one son (Grandson 1)
Son 3 - Alive with one son (Grandson 2)

When the king dies, who does the throne go to?

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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 August 17 10:39 BST (UK) »
Second son's child.
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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 August 17 11:36 BST (UK) »
In theory but .... Or not, as the case may be. Richard I died childless, his next brother the late Geoffrey had a son Arthur, but youngest John usurped the throne.

When Henry IV deposed childless Richard II he was not the senior heir (that was a child). This led to the War of the Roses.
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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 August 17 11:47 BST (UK) »
Yes, second son's son. However as Chris_49 said that didn't always happen as there was always someone ready to challenge the throne.
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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 August 17 13:31 BST (UK) »
Who does the throne go to?  The one with the biggest army!   ;D
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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 August 17 14:06 BST (UK) »
The concept of hereditary succession developed in different places at different times. In modern times Medpat is correct but in the past there was often a feeling that the eldest male should inherit, as with Alfred the Great and other Anglo Saxon rulers. The Normans followed this, but slowly the rule of primogeniture took hold. The role of the female line also complicates matters, as Chris 49 points out - but in a usurpation different rules apply!

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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 August 17 14:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the replies everyone!

Grandson number 1 is me

I was just checking to see if I was indeed the hyopthetical son and heir  ;D

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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 August 17 14:39 BST (UK) »
Heir to what?

People were answering about line of succession - inheritance is a different matter altogether.

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Re: Line of succession
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 06 August 17 15:17 BST (UK) »
Not inheritance. Just royalty and maybe noblemen/lords etc and how the rules work.

I just thought it would be fun to think about in terms of my own "House"