[LMB] Salic law vs agnatic succession on Barrayar

W S Bushell proto at panix.com
Mon Sep 20 12:25:32 BST 2021



> On Sep 20, 2021, at 12:34 AM, Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> I disagree; Aral mentioned Salic descent in chapter 15 of _Shards of Honor_, but Ezar didn’t appear to be impressed with his argument. As for the Counts, their inheritance appears to more like the Irish practice of Tanistry (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanistry <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanistry> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanistry <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanistry>>) then anything else.

"Count’s choice about count’s blood.” Up next, count chooses a woman to be his heir.

One leap beyond Count Dondo. After all the Red Queen has charge of a whole planet, 
and hence holding a more powerful position than a count.


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