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In Macbeth, explain the Law of Tanistry.
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In selecting a king, the system of tanistry was 'a royal kin group electoral college system'. It meant that, unlike today when the oldest male child succeeds his father (primogeniture), the king could be elected from anywhere in the male royal line.
Posted by brandih on February 15, 2007 at 3:36 AM (Answer #1)
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