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Posted by on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:08pm.

prepare a defence for the proposition that the Divine Right of Kings is necessary to good government.

i don't get it. what does this mean? and i don't even understand the Divine Right of Kings, it was written in old english. please help me.

and it also says that rewrite this in modern english, i'm dying this question is too hard, please help!

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:14pm

    The Divine Right of Kings was the doctrine that God gave the kings power to do anything they wanted.

    These site may help you understand this better.

    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/STUdivine.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_right_of_kings

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:15pm

    thank you so much! :)

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:15pm

    You're very welcome.

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:16pm

    One of the articles in here ought to make that terminology clear:

    http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHMI_enUS307US320&aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=divine+right+of+kings

    Read more than one if you need to.

    Once you understand the term, ask yourself if that idea is needed for a government to be a good government.

    Today, the US, England, France, and many other countries do not have kings or believe in the divine right of kings. Are there some successful governments in the world today that do?

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:54pm

    so the Divine Right of Kings is like, a king can do whatever he likes to his country, like they can do anything?

    so then, if the king if too much a tyrant he will ruin the country?

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:54pm

    sorry, i mean the king is too much a tyrant*

  • social studies - , Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:57pm

    You've got it. Although for many years, human rights weren't important, so most people didn't believe that despotic rulers ruined the country.

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