So it's finally...done. Voted for Bad Parliament, IMHO keeping things chronological is the best way to do a TL. Wish good luck and lots of inspiration for the author!
Thanks. I decided to close the poll on Monday. Four days seemed like enough time, and one option was way out in front the entire time anyway.Fun format! I just missed the first poll, but I’ll definitely catch the next! Very excited to see how this goes!!
Hopefully the pile of reference materials that I've assembled on the era will allow me to keep this level of detail going forward, though I expect articles to vary wildly in length depending on what is featured in each update. (With 9,000+ updates like this one on the higher end of the spectrum )I can only back up what Cate has said - this is the amount of detail I aspire to.
Technically the dukedom of Lancaster went extinct with the death of Grosmont, as women could not (and, oddly, still today cannot) inherit dukedoms. (The inheritance rights of women went through a rather stark regression in 14th century western Europe, so it's not a huge surprise that the introduction of a new rank in English society would come with male exclusivity.) The title was thus downgraded and returned to its original rank, that of an earldom, when it was inherited by Blanche. This made Gaunt 5th earl of Lancaster jure uxoris. He held this title for about a year until Edward III recreated the dukedom, thus making Gaunt 1st duke of the 2nd creation and Blanche a duchess in right of her husband.John of Gaunt was the second Duke of Lancaster