Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
They were fine with the Kings having multiple wives because the ones that did that had Dragons. Rhaegar had nothing to enforce his will with, and if enough people objected it would be a problem.
Or it had simply become an accepted cultural more for the monarchy, not dependent on force anymore (beyond which, they were still the kings and following tradition; there'd be little reason for most people to suddenly start objecting to something they had long came to accept).
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