system of succession left the headship open to the ambitious, and was a frequent source of strife both in families and between the clans.
Perhaps male headship is more important to people than I'd realized.
He wrote letters to the cities of Italy, asking them to send representatives to an assembly which would meet on the 1st of August, when the formation of a great federation under the headship of Rome would be considered.
Macedon to the headship of the Greek states, and the air was charged with great ideas.
After several years of rivalry and much fighting between the two relatives, Turlough resigned the headship of the clan in favour of Hugh, who was inaugurated O'Neill in 1593.