Posted in Politics, Religion
19/10/2018

The Divine Right of Kings

The Divine Right of Kings was a theory that the monarchy was appointed by a divine being, or God, making the monarch’s position unassailable. In medieval times this was used as a way to stop other nobles from trying to take the throne for themselves. In the 16th-17th centuries in Britain, it was also used as a way to separate the country from the power of the Pope. To this day, the motto of the UK monarchy is “Dieu et mon droit” – ‘God and my right’.