Post by Nfirstname.lastname@example.org
In Ottoman there's no concept of bastardy or morganatic marriage. That means that their succession system was somewhat insane (up until the 17th century the various Imperial brothers would kill each-other, the idea being that the survivor was clearly strongest, afterwards the eldest was declared strongest and the rest of the Princes were locked up in Kafes with no education or girls), but it also means that it's virtually inconceivable that they could ever run out of heirs.
In Europe after assinations the next step was that potentially heïrs were "invited“ to become monks; in German history called ‘Mönchung’; particularly a Catholic monk had no rights to have money, etc; no rghts to marry.
It was suggested that Napoleon's son kindly had to be influenced to become a bishop, etc. only the pope could him free him from his vows!