Philip V

In order to ensure that he, rather than Joan, inherited the throne, Philip IV's second-eldest son, Philip_V_of_France, used the rumours that Joan was a result of her mother's adultery to have her barred from the succession; a by-product of this being the invocation of Salic law to assert that women could not inherit the French throne. (It should be noted that the Salic Law was not invoked until the 1380s) When Philip died in 1322, his daughters too were put aside in favour of the third son of Philip IV, Charles IV.

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