Asked • 03/18/19

Why couldn't bastards inherit titles?

Why were bastards historically not able to inherit nobility or monarchy from their parents? What about being a bastard made one unfit to rule? For example William IV of the UK was succeeded by his niece Queen Victoria instead of any of his children because all 10 of them were bastards.

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Mark S. answered • 05/18/20

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