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The future of phonetics rests probably with his pupils, who all swore by him; but nothing could bring the man himself into any sort of compliance with the university, to which he nevertheless clung by divine right in an intensely Oxonian way.
Industrial kingship, the only real kingship of our century, was his by divine right of his turn for business; and I, his son, bid you respect the crown whose revenues I inherit.
Here commences a new dominion acquired with a title by divine right. Ships are sent with the first opportunity; the natives driven out or destroyed; their princes tortured to discover their gold; a free license given to all acts of inhumanity and lust, the earth reeking with the blood of its inhabitants: and this execrable crew of butchers, employed in so pious an expedition, is a modern colony, sent to convert and civilize an idolatrous and barbarous people!
He throws light on the Prophet's (pbuh) role as a ruler/ political leader, arguing that 'History knows but one monarch whose rule over men may justly be called a rule by divine right and that one man was the Holy Prophet of Islam [PBUH]'.
The clash was between a king by nobles, who claimed to rule by Divine Right and a Parliament elected by 2% of the male population (mainly country gentlemen, wealthy merchants and those farmers who owned their land).
1600: Charles I, who believed the King ruled by Divine Right but lost his head after the Civil War, was born at Dunfermline Palace in Scotland.
Moreover, her examination of the Sun King's role as ruler by divine right extends to the complex world of the king's diplomats and ambassadors as mediators of the crown who transmitted and represented his power and authority.
While attorneys are there to protect a company's interest, do not assume that an attorney is, by divine right, capable of creating prose designed to win customers and keep them.
He seems to believe that he rules by divine right; anyone who opposes him is subject to at least a symbolic decapitation.
He claimed that he was king by divine right, called Gregory "not [the] pope, but a false monk," and tried to rally his bishops for a counterattack.
His most powerful guns were turned against the Islamist idea of a religious state, which "neither the modern age would accept, nor the watan (homeland) could embrace without endangering its unity, and destroying whatever margins of culture it has acquired."(14) A religious state, he added, "is bound to lead to rule by divine right, a kind of rule Islam did not know except at the time of the Prophet.
Coun Gerry Keating, chairman of the constitutional committee which agreed the change, said: "The aim is to end the system whereby the majority party holds the office as if by divine right and get the best person for the job."