Hi Paul, thankyou for the links. I find royals oddly intriguing too, although I can't agree with hereditary power there is still something that fascinates about them all.
It is unfortunate that I can't speak French, your forums do seem very interesting, although there are a couple of members here who do. Our Greek friend, Niko's English wasn't half bad either, it was just a pity that he was prone to posts that measured in the kilometers! Ti na kanoume as is said in Greek, (what can we do?...)