Divine Right Was The 16th-18th Century

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Divine Right was the 16th-18th century belief that God directly gave an absolute monarch the authority to rule. Since the king received his authority to rule directly from God, this meant that the king had the right to rule completely and totally without approval from the people. This also means that the king is God’s representative on earth and as such, only God can judge the king. James I of England is quoted to have said, “A Deo Rex, A Rege Lex,” or “The king is from God, and law is from the king.”
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