He believed in the divine right of kings. (10/17)

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In contrast to the policy of kings before him and the beliefs of many English governors and parliamentarians, Henry believed firmly in the divine right of kings, a doctrine that asserted his ultimate superiority in all matters of rulership. The basis for this was that the position of kingship was preselected by God before birth, and that in life, the king should be respected and worshipped as the harbinger of God’s will.

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