Primogeniture was the custom of land inheritance whereby the entire estate passes to the eldest son. In the past this method of estate planning was accepted as the "norm" but now times are changing!
Andrew Way of Latimer Hinks Solcitiors comments... Female Inheritance Breaks out of the Downton Abbey Age
For a more detailed explanation please visit Primogentiure - life in Elizabethan England.
The Daily Mirror also comments No Excuse for Clinging on to Outdated Primogeniture Rules
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