>>245>Why don't you tell us what your favorite is
My favorite is hereditary/dynastic monarchy, although also adoptive heirs is also fine like they did for Julio-Claudian dynasty. My views changed a lot over the years, but that remains the same.
But yes, male-preferenced primogeniture, father-to-son. If the order of succession and law don't work well for the monarch, the absolutist stance that a monarch could choose the heir. That has a twofold history, I know, but I support it.>and why?
There's not much a reason why. My whole stance on monarchy is like an obsession. Father-to-son monarchy speaks for a generational wisdom, shared with people, who come and go through generations. Father and son, manifestation of the same character.
Since antiquity, royal monarchs were expected to inevitably want their son to succeed them. Plato wrote about it, and so did Hobbes make the point that monarchs want to preserve their person through their offspring. Like some Medievalists pointed out, primogeniture had been an innovation, yet also hereditary succession is also an older than Medieval in terms of monarchy.
Tradcaths I've met like their electoral systems because many Catholic governments had been electoral. That takes account for the Holy Roman Empire, Poland, Venice, and the Papal Office itself. And others like electoral systems because they want more oligarchy, with the nobles electing their representative.
Ancient history has hereditary regimes like the Egyptian kingdom, united the two lands under a king, and certain Mesopotamian kings, Babylonian. In Greek city-states, royals (or tyrants) had their sons succeed them. And also for the Medieval period, Kingdom of Wessex, Rugii Kingdom, Hereditary Realm of Norway, and a large number of Byzantine Emperors would have their sons as co-emperors, like a loophole, so when they'd die–the co-emperor would succeed them.
The prominent example is with France. Philippe Auguste, although elected, started a great line of father-to-son succession. By 1,223 AD, hereditary rulers would be recognized.