History Main / LockedAwayInAMonastery

23rd Apr '17 10:15:20 AM gemmabeta2
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* There are multiple subversions from Japanese history (most notably in the years 1086 to 1185) where emperors abdicated to join a (Buddhist) monastery. This was a political machination generally intended to keep power for ''themselves'', acting behind the scenes.

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* There are multiple subversions from Japanese history (most notably in the years 1086 to 1185) where emperors abdicated to join a (Buddhist) monastery. This was a political machination generally intended to keep power for ''themselves'', acting behind the scenes. At the time, the emperor was required to participate in so many rituals of state and religion that he literally has no time to do anything else except eat and sleep--abdication was the option if the emperor actually wants to get some concrete political work done.
14th Apr '17 3:57:42 AM MrThorfan64
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** Aemon Targaryen does this twice over, first by joining the Maesters who give up all claim to their family name (at the time, he was far down the line of succession), then being assigned to the Night's Watch.

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** Aemon Targaryen does this twice over, first by joining the Maesters who give up all claim to their family name (at the time, he was far down the line of succession), then being assigned to the Night's Watch. However after his father's death he was offered the opportunity to leave the Maesters, the High Septon offering to absolve him... but he turned it down so his younger brother Aegon could become King. Aemon then joined the Night's Watch so he couldn't be used to oppose his brother.
25th Feb '17 8:46:24 AM Grudgeal
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As the RealLife section shows this was very much TruthInTelevision for European (and especially Greek/Eastern Roman) royalty during the MiddleAges, where deposed or abdicated rulers and other undesirable claimants were often permitted to retire to a monastery (willingly or less so) as an alternative to killing them.
9th Dec '16 2:27:04 AM GlassCatOwl
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* The [[UsefulNotes/LEtatCestMoi Carolingian Pepin the Short]], upon seizing the throne of the Frankish Empire, promptly sent his Merovingian predecessor Childeric III and his son Theuderic to a monastery, to get rid of any potential rival claimants. The fact that the supposedly less-civilized Franks used this expedient--rather than the aforementioned Byzantine (and supposedly more Christian) eye-removal--to get rid of rivals to the throne has not been lost on historians.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/LEtatCestMoi Carolingian Pepin the Short]], upon seizing the throne of the Frankish Empire, promptly sent his Merovingian predecessor Childeric III and his son Theuderic to a monastery, to get rid of any potential rival claimants. The fact that the supposedly less-civilized Franks used this expedient--rather than the aforementioned Byzantine (and supposedly more Christian) eye-removal--to get rid of rivals to the throne has not been lost on historians.historians, although exile to monasteries was a common treatment for political enemies under the Byzantines as well said enemies tended to die of undisclosed causes a short while later.
4th Sep '16 4:04:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[LEtatCestMoi Carolingian Pepin the Short]], upon seizing the throne of the Frankish Empire, promptly sent his Merovingian predecessor Childeric III and his son Theuderic to a monastery, to get rid of any potential rival claimants. The fact that the supposedly less-civilized Franks used this expedient--rather than the aforementioned Byzantine (and supposedly more Christian) eye-removal--to get rid of rivals to the throne has not been lost on historians.

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* The [[LEtatCestMoi [[UsefulNotes/LEtatCestMoi Carolingian Pepin the Short]], upon seizing the throne of the Frankish Empire, promptly sent his Merovingian predecessor Childeric III and his son Theuderic to a monastery, to get rid of any potential rival claimants. The fact that the supposedly less-civilized Franks used this expedient--rather than the aforementioned Byzantine (and supposedly more Christian) eye-removal--to get rid of rivals to the throne has not been lost on historians.
31st Jul '16 10:22:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Attila}}'': After Honoria conspires to usurp her brother Valentinian as ruler of Rome, he sends her away to a puritanical Christian convent in the Eastern Roman Empire. She tries to get out of there by promising Attila half the Roman Empire as dowry if he marries her, which is just the [[PretextForWar pretext]] that he had been waiting for.
26th Jul '16 5:14:37 AM johnnye
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->'''Father Ted Crilly''': ''That would be quite common you know. The favourite son would become a doctor and then the idiot brother would be sent off to the priesthood.''
->'''Father Dougal Maguire''': ''Your brother's a doctor, isn't he?''
->'''Father Ted''': ''Yes he is.''

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->'''Father Ted Crilly''': ''That That would be quite common you know. The favourite son would become a doctor and then the idiot brother would be sent off to the priesthood.''
priesthood.
->'''Father Dougal Maguire''': ''Your Your brother's a doctor, isn't he?''
he?
->'''Father Ted''': ''Yes Yes he is.''
1st Jul '16 12:27:16 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' this was the punishment of Arissa, the ''very'' wanton sister of the previous king. She was sent to a convent because she couldn't be executed, and made life miserable for everyone there. This ended up backfiring on the main characters. The convent was lightly defended and the nuns were massacred when Arissa's accomplices sprung her.

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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' this ''Literature/TheElenium'':
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was the punishment of Arissa, the ''very'' wanton sister of the previous king. She was sent to a convent because she couldn't be executed, and made life miserable for everyone there. This ended up backfiring on the main characters. The convent was lightly defended and the nuns were massacred when Arissa's accomplices sprung her.
28th May '16 7:55:51 PM Katsuhagi
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28th May '16 7:55:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Blindsprings}}'', the AltText of [[http://www.blindsprings.com/comic/blindsprings-page-two-hundred-and-forty-five this comic]] describes Princess Tamaura as having lived in one prior to being made priestess in place of her sister Aliana, something that earned Aliana's ire. It's also been strongly implied that Tammy is actually a HeroicBastard who was born out of wedlock, suggesting this was another reason she was sent away.
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