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posted 06-16-2006 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deborahknowles   Click Here to Email deborahknowles     Edit/Delete Message
When Elizabeth I was thought to be dying of smallpox, she named the gorgeous Robert Dudley Lord Protector. If a king was dying in the 1300s, and had a son too young to be king, would he have named a successor or chosen a Protector until his son was of age. (What was the age at which he would have been crowned?)If anyone can help - thanks. I know I'm a pain!


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posted 06-16-2006 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aiken Drum     Edit/Delete Message
He'd have named a governor/regent to rule in the child's name until he reached his seniority, normally at 21 years of age.

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posted 06-17-2006 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
Exactly. And all the child had to do was pray to live that long...

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posted 07-26-2006 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
Henry IV., king of the germans and later emperor, born 1050 A.D., was called king from the age of 3. His father Henry III. died when he was 6 and there were different governors afterwards. But he took over already at the age of 15.

posted 07-26-2006 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Malc_Chr     Edit/Delete Message
King John I, of France was even younger, he hadn't been born when his father Louis X died in 1316. People had to wait till Clémence give birth, to find out if it was a heir or not. He only lived 7 days.

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posted 07-27-2006 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deborahknowles   Click Here to Email deborahknowles     Edit/Delete Message
that's really sad but thanks for the info!

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