[LMB] monarchy on Barrayar

Anke Wehner anke.wehner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 10:31:47 GMT 2010

Royce McDaniels quotes someone:
>  ...when power was held and exercised by a Hojo
> regent on behalf of a retired Minamoto shogun who
> controlled the court of his successor the Seii
> Taishogun, who in turn was the ceremonial head of
> the government under an Emperor whose court was
> controlled by a retired Emperor...

... and reacts thusly:
> anyone who can figure out the above sentence needs
> hospital treatment. I've read it six times and it STILL
> doesn't make sense.

It gives me the feeling I might be able figure it out, if I
drew a flowchart, and looked up some terms/names,
and someone told me what exactly "controlled the
court" means...



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