The Salic law prevailing in Belgium, the history of the female descendants is not of political importance.
By the Salic law no woman or descendant of a woman could occupy the throne.
The throne is hereditary, after the principle of the Salic law; that is, it may be inherited only by and through males.
From that, we can see how this Salic law has been corrupted.
As mentioned above, the earliest text of the Salic law provides no general penalty for it.
This circumstance greatly disturbed the kings mind; he observed, that the Salic law had made no provision for such a case.
Then we talked of intervention in Spain, then of the Salic law and in fact of everything that is occupying people just now.
The inferiority of women is recognized in their politics, which embrace the spirit of the Salic law.
You are the wife of our present Emperor, but under the Salic law no woman can occupy the German throne.
Charlemagne and Louis the Pious seem to have made efforts to bring the other laws into harmony with the Salic law.