Why are the mothers of kings mentioned only in the period of the kings? Is it because of their educational impact? -- Cristian & Erika Paduraru (Bucharest)

I think the answer is simple. Mothers of kings are mentioned only in the period of the kings because that's the only period during which the kings reigned! But you are right; there is no denying the impact of a mother--for good or for evil--on her son.

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