Sure, the Louis line was pretty bad when it came to its floosying about, but I think the overall award for Most Wenching By A Line of Monarchs Sharing the Same Name has to go to the Georges of England. Georges One, Two, and Four were all philanderers on a simply breathtaking scale. George III probably would have been too if his mother, the dreaded Augusta, hadn’t isolated him from basically all human contact for the first twenty odd years of his life. Even then, once his mind started to go, the genes reasserted themselves and his tendency to publicly uncover his genitals at inopportune moments (which begs the question: when IS the opportune moment to publicly uncover one’s genitals?) was a lingering embarrassment of the last decade or so of his reign.
See you all in 2009!
– Count Dolby von Luckner