childless king

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  • He had that right; the law of the childless king has always read so in Allaha. Cited from The Adventures of Kathlyn, by Harold MacGrath
  • A childless king heard a voice asking him whether he would rather have a daughter who would flee him or a son who would destroy him.
  • Elizabeth was long considered barren, and a succession crisis was expected after the childless king's death.
  • His father became king in 1371 after the unexpected death of the childless King David.
  • As the childless King drew to his grave one obstacle after another was cleared from the earl's path. Cited from History of the English People, Volume I (of 8), by John Richard Green
  • Knowing who he was the childless king chose him to raise offspring upon the queen, according to the ordinances of those times.
  • No little excitement prevailed among the women, who declared that the childless king intended to adopt the handsomest boy as his own son. Cited from I.N.R.I., by Peter Rosegger
  • This turn of events made Stephen heir presumptive to the childless King Louis.
  • There lived a childless king called Hyrieus, who had prayed to the gods for a son.
  • The childless king went to Dwarika and pleaded with Krishna about his wish to have child like him.
  • The childless King and Queen of Denmark therefore gladly adopted him, and in due time he succeeded them and ruled over the whole country. Cited from The Book of the Epic, by Helene A. Guerber
  • A childless king and queen pledged to St. James that if they had a son, he would make a pilgrimage on his eighteenth birthday.
  • But splendid, just, and great of mind, The childless King for offspring pined. Cited from Hindu Literature, by Epiphanius Wilson
  • The childless king asked Varuna to provide him with a son, and in return, Varuna asks him to sacrifice the child to him.
  • The royal line that flowed A river pure and grand, Dies in the childless king, Like streams in desert sand. Cited from Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works, by Ka*alida*asa
  • In 1051 the childless King Edward of England appears to have chosen William as his successor to the English throne.
  • Leopold, as the husband of the second daughter, claimed the crown, in the event, then impending, of the death of the imbecile and childless king. Cited from The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power, by John S. C. Abbott
  • Any childless king is liable to feel the insolent expectancy betrayed by the heir apparent. Cited from Rung Ho!, by Talbot Mundy
  • Following the childless king's death, her husband was crowned King of Hungary on 28 April 1131.
  • She was selected as a suitable bride for the heir of the throne of Prussia for his uncle, the childless King, who considered her particularly witty and beautiful.
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