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What would be the German and French attitudes toward marriage? [closed]

The story that I'm writing is set in an alternate, vaguely-medieval Europe. There are some differences, since in this world, magic has been a known and relatively steady influence on culture and ...
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Why would a republic still have the word Principality or Kingdom or Empire in their official long name? [closed]

I am writing a prospective that is set in a near future. The United-Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland is now a republic, which means the British royal family has been abolished by a ...
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What items can a time traveler trade in medieval England to quickly acquire wealth? [duplicate]

I'm writing a story about a man from modern-day Liverpool, UK, who can travel 800 years in the past with a machine. He wants to become a nobleman in the past before going on adventures. He wants to ...
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Would feudalism work in a post-industrial society?

In my world, World War 3 happens and most countries are devastated. Nuclear weapons are used and there is widespread anarchy in many places. Some countries are untouched but many countries completely ...
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The castle is under attack $-$ where does the chambermaid run? [closed]

In my story, there is a high level servant that I need to become aware that the area is under attack. I want her to be in her private quarters when it happens, then run toward wherever the duke and ...
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An Irish monarchy and IRA [closed]

I need a change in history so in the year 2020, Ireland is ruled by a Constitutional Monarchy. It is still a catholic nation (not celtic), has a democratically elected parliament and leaders, and the ...
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How could peasants protest against superhuman kings?

In history, there were multiple theories like the Divine Right of Kings or Mandate of Heaven that stated that royalty weren't normal human beings but blessed by the Almighty himself. In my fantasy ...
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What sort of political/economic power did the nobility wield in Victorian-era England? [closed]

And how did the various titles differ in terms of their influence? Right now I’m trying to get a better understanding of how European, specifically British, nobility operated and what sorts of duties ...
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How would the line of succession be if the crown prince was declared dead? [closed]

Kind of similar to this question, but slightly different in some aspects. In my medieval fantasy Kingdom, the next monarch is usually chosen by direct line of blood with no regard to the successors ...
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How can I keep a vat-grown race loyal to their royal house?

Artificial womb technology is a common luxury in society by those who can afford its exorbitant costs. Wealthy families and noble houses use it as an extension of their own power. However, artificial ...
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How can royal families preserve the nobility of their bloodlines if children can be mass produced?

A powerful empire rules this world, which is divided into several sections. Each section is ruled and governed by various noble families, under the rule of the royal family led by the king and queen. ...
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How do I make a large royal family work out? [closed]

I, the god of my world, have managed to create what I think is a new kind of monarchy! (sticks out chest in pride) Despite my continued insistence that this monarchy is completely different from ...
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How can a royal family avoid political instability after a deathbattle?

Centuries ago, a powerful empire fell into civil war when the five most influential families battled each other for dominance. After decades with no side gaining the upper hand, the families agreed to ...
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What would the wife of a Queen be called? [closed]

I'm my novel there is a Queen who is marrying another woman. Titles in my story are based on the English monarchy but this has never happened before. What title would the queens wife be given? And ...
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What are ways to destroy a country's government/monarchy by using the underground/black market/illegal doings? [closed]

I'm creating a story in which the main characters want nothing more than the complete and absolute downfall of an entire country, starting from the top and its royalty all the way to the corruption of ...
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What would the rules of succession be if the crown matrimonial was involved?

I'm writing a story that involves the death of a king. The king was married, and had granted his spouse the crown matrimonial, allowing them to rule jointly. (I'm pretty sure this is how this works, ...
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What would a royal wedding on a ship in the 18th century have been like? [closed]

What would a royal wedding from the 18th century would look like? Just imagine that a prince must get married fast and the kingdom decides that the wedding will be on a ship, could it be possible?: ...
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How does Royal succession work if Crown Prince thought to be dead turns up alive many years later? [duplicate]

I've got 3 princes in my story. Their father the king is STILL ALIVE. Royalty & succession is set up like standard British & European systems. The eldest son (the Crown Prince) went off to war ...
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Is a political union the only union that allows one country to be another's guarantor?

Editing this question to word it better. I don't know if it's a unique dilemma or a silly premise, but it looks like I need more guidance than I thought. I'm not a history buff and kingdom/state ...
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A King's son is born after the King has died and his brother has inherited [closed]

Assuming standard medieval "firstborn son or next closest male relative" inheritance. A King (A) dies without heir. His Brother (B) inherits the throne. 8 months later the dead King's (A's) wife ...
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What royal title can an absolutistic ruler have? [closed]

The world is based on the old norse and 13th century Europe culture (northern places, names and climate and Europian titles, castles and technology). In this world an organized group of people resists ...
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Alternative Systems of Monarchy Succession [closed]

Looking for any alternative systems of hereditary monarchy. Know that the first-born son was generally the accepted back in the day & that England just instituted first-born of any sex. There's ...
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How could royals walk in order to wear out shoes to prove they could afford it?

I’m looking at ways the nobility of my world could go about displaying their wealth and it occurred to me that they might intentionally adopt a way of walking that would wear out the soles of their ...
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How to discourage infighting for royalty (in regards to succession)?

Okay, so a kingdom has this rule: Whoever is the oldest person who was the son of a previous king is the king. This mostly passes the throne between brothers and cousins. My question is, how do you ...
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Unifying Empires

I'm writing about an OC's home empire for a short bio, and I am completely baffled as to what would happen when she marries her husband, who is the heir to the throne of a different empire. Would it ...
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What do you call a son of a Lord? [closed]

In a typical feudal society where lords preside over their domains and each lordship is inherited by the son I know it's typical for their children to also have titles. However I'm unclear on the ...
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In a typical line of succession, who has priority?

My society has a typical line of succession (like the UK monarchy before a female child was given equal status). The eldest son has priority, followed by other sons, and then followed by his daughters....
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