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    Ancient World to Medieval Times - Primogenture & Chivalry

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    What is primogeniture and how does it fit in with chivalry?

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    Primogeniture is the practice of inheritance through the first born son. In the Middle Ages, it was common practice for the first born son to inherit the entire estate of a noble or King following his death.

    Throughout much of Europe, primogeniture was practiced throughout the Middle Ages. It was one of the fundamental elements of the European feudal system through which vassals swore allegiance to Lords in exchange for protection and property rights.

    In this way, Kings and nobles were able to provide a clear line of succession to prevent feuding and civil wars among rival claimants to ...

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