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Elector covenant and kingship in the Hussite Wars

The Golden Bull of Charles IV. of 1356 confirmed the seven electors have the sole right to select the Roman king. A clear choice decision should be ensured for the future; Therefore the Imperial Act settled the secular electors determine the legitimacy of electoral house lines and the indivisibility of Kurlande, regulated the succession issues and took Rhenser determination of the majority principle. The outstanding position of the seven rich princely king voters, who found themselves apostrophized as columns and next members of the Empire, was supported in terms of their territorial sovereignty in the Kurlanden, Indem Charles IV.[...]