The Divine Right of Kings: 4
King James VI and I, Speech to Parliament (1610)
James was king of Scotland and then of England (hence 'VI and I'). As well as being a ruler, he was also a writer, who penned books and speeches in defence of kingly authority. He had been hectored in Scotland by Calvinists who had deposed his own mother, Mary Queen of Scots; and he narrowly escaped assassination in England by Catholics in the Gunpowder Plot.
1. Explain the three kinds of argument to which James appeals.
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