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Lecture 10

Lecture 10: 11/13/13

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Department
History
Course
HIST 1191
Professor
Janelle Greenberg
Semester
Fall

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HIST 1191 notes – Lecture 10 (11/13/13) – page 1 • Divine right of kingship theory ­ does not include the caveat that rebellion is  justified if a king destroys the kingdom o Answer: pray for deliverance because you probably deserve a bad king if  god gave you a bad king • King is both above and below the law o Above: absolute royal prerogatives, can act outside the law when  circumstances demand it ­ in short, politic body o Below: personal body • James VI (Scotland) and I (England) son of Mary Queen of Scots o JI's problem: Scotland is a civil (Roman) law country and he talks about  that too much to be accepted by English subjects  Roman law has a habit of favoring royal absolutism  Plans to blend Roman law with English common law o Second problem:  • The Trew Law of Free Monarchies (1598) written by James VI/I when he was king  of Scotland, not England o On social contract   Rejects the theory completely  Does not agree that coronation charters are a contract between king  and people insofar as the people having the right to depose a king  if he is a 
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