Vital Signs July 1996 A King for France? By Thomas Molnar Kings and dynasties seemed to be buried and forgotten when two recent events revived interest in them. On a frivolous but historically significant level, it was the series of scandals of the House of Windsor that brought Europe's ruling families brutally in the limelight. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Thomas Molnar Thomas Molnar is the author of numerous works, including Authority and Its Enemies.