Buckler of Wales
- Dec 10, 2004
I agree with you that the role of queens (and other women) could do with an overhaul, but putting them on the same footing as males would be a step too far. At least at the start of the game, maybe you could make it more so later (I think this is part of what you're suggesting). I'm not familiar with the history of homosexuality during this period (although I would be interested to hear more about it) but what practical considerations would you suggest a game could incorporate to represent this? Would it just be for flavour purposes or would it translate to practical bonuses/penalties for individuals and their realms?
Wobbit, I am starting a new thread with regards to your comment as it was off topic in the prior thread.
For a concise history of gays in the Middle Ages, I highly recommend "Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality" by the late Professor John Boswell. The book is a must read for those interested in the plight of minorities, especially gays, in Medieval Europe, and how they became targets for oppression. I have included an excerpt for you to read to hopefully encourage you to read the book.
I have answered my position on female rulers in other threads. And I am excited that Cool Toxic's project will have both male preference cognatic and absolute cognatic primogeniture.