Disputatio:Henricus IV (rex Francorum)
Re: How can Navarre's king numbered 'the third' (III) be Navarre's FIRST king?
Well, maybe the monarchs of Navarre were numbered before Navarre was promoted to a kingdom; "the third" here doesn't mean "the third king", but "the third monarch". In the same way, Vratislaus II was the first king of Bohemia; his predecessors, including Vratislaus I, ruled Bohemia as dukes. But this is just to explain how such things may happen, I am no expert on the history of Navarre. Gabriel Svoboda 11:31, 1 Iulii 2009 (UTC)
- It was just bad Latin. He wasn't the first king of Navarre: he was king of Navarre earlier, king of France later. I've corrected that detail, but I think the first sentence is still too complicated. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 11:55, 1 Iulii 2009 (UTC)
- Yes, good catch! IacobusAmor 11:56, 1 Iulii 2009 (UTC)