The business of the divorce - or rather, of the legitimation of Anne Boleyn's expected issue - had now become very urgent, and in the new archbishop he had an agent who might be expected to forward it with the needful haste.
Upon this right an inroad was early made, in consequence of the question of legitimation by subsequent marriage.
The procedure per viam casus excepti consists in the legitimation of a cultus which has been rendered to a saint for a very long time.
But Sigismund was both an alien and a heretic to the majority of the Swedish nation, and his formal deposition by the Riksdag in 1599 was, in effect, a natural vindication and legitimation of Charles's position.
- and also legitimation per subsequens matrimonium.