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Glorious Revolution - William and Mary Made Joint Monarchs
... Non-Sovereign Regency Universal Central concepts Monarch Monarchy Divine right of kings Mandate of Heaven History Magna Carta Foundation of the Ottoman Empire Glorious Revolution French Revolution Trienio Liberal ... The name "Convention" was chosen because only the King could call a Parliament, although as William had been appointed de facto regent by the peers the Convention could be argued to be, strictly speaking, a lawful ... James had fled the country, he still had many followers, and William feared that the king might return, relegating William to the role of a mere regent, an outcome which was ...
Zugzwang Required To Win
... These include rook (and king) versus king checkmate two bishops versus king checkmate two knights versus pawn checkmate Bishop and knight checkmate queen ... In addition, zugzwang is required in many king and pawn versus king endgames in order to force promotion of the pawn and in other king and pawn endgames with more pawns (Müller Pajeken 2008173) ...
Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Election of The Kings
... Whenever a king died, Rome entered a period of interregnum ... to the Senate, which was responsible for finding a new king ... interrex—to serve for a period of five days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
... Jehoram of Israel or Joram, the King of Israel Jehoram of Judah, the King of Judah The son of Toi, King of Hamath who was sent by his father to congratulate David on the occasion of ...
Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Chief Judge
... The king's imperium both granted him military powers and qualified him to pronounce legal judgment in all cases as the chief justice of Rome ... This made the king supreme in times of both war and peace ... writers believed there was no appeal from the king's decisions, others believed that a proposal for appeal could be brought before the king by any patrician during a meeting of the Curiate Assembly ...

More definitions of "king":

  • (noun): United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
    Synonyms: B. B. King, Riley B King
  • (noun): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
  • (noun): Preeminence in a particular category or group or field.
    Example: "The lion is the king of beasts"
  • (noun): A checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward.
  • (noun): A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
    Synonyms: male monarch

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    Upon Saint Crispin’s day
    Fought was this noble fray,
    Which fame did not delay
    To England to carry.
    On when shall Englishmen
    With such acts fill a pen,
    Or England breed again
    Such a King Harry?
    Michael Drayton (1563–1631)

    Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace.
    Eugene Field (1850–1895)