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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2022 8:14 p.m. PST

"In August of 1216, the King of Scotland rode down the entire length of England to pay homage to a new English king at Dover.

The Scottish monarch bent his knee to a warrior prince who was the pride and hope of his dynasty.

His name was Louis and he was the eldest son of the King of France…"


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Midlander6529 Jun 2022 4:55 a.m. PST

"Louis is overlooked in most lists of English monarchs."

Well, yes. I'd suggest there is a good reason for that and it's the same reason as, for example, Harald Hardrada. Making a claim and having some supporters who think you'd be a better king than the then incumbent isn't actually the same as being crowned and generally recognised as being king.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2022 2:18 p.m. PST

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uglyfatbloke13 Oct 2022 2:00 a.m. PST

Alexander was not there to give homage for his kingdom, but for his properties in England and France. A subtle distinction now, but very a significant difference then.

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