[LMB] monarchy on Barrayar

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Mon Nov 8 14:27:40 GMT 2010


--- On Sat, 11/6/10, Laura Gallagher <celticdragonfly at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not always true for B.  Various monarchies at various
> times and places have had physical qualifications - the 
> most common one, of course, is a Y chromosome and the physical 
> expression of same. 

My comments were meant to be 'generally speaking'; I still think the circumstances I cited are generally true, though you can find cases where here are any number of exceptions.

> But there have
> also been some that required various degrees of good
> physical condition, 

Interesting.  What cases are you thinking of?

> and a deformity or mutilating injury could
> disqualify an heir.

I'm intrigued.  When and where?

namaste,
elizabeth






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