A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ROI

Thu, 2 Feb '23
Father of une princesse
Wed, 11 Jan '23
Pépin le Bref, par exemple
Sat, 26 Nov '22
Père d'une princesse
Tue, 18 Oct '22
Louis XIV, par exemple
Wed, 23 Feb '22
Reine's husband
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Face card in a French deck
Wed, 6 Jan '21
The last one was named Louis