Quotation by James I of England, James VI of Scotland

The state of monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon God's throne, but even by God himself they are called gods.
James I of England, James VI of Scotland (1566–1625), British King of England and Scotland. Address, March 21, 1609, to Parliament, London. Quoted in England Under the Stuarts, ch. 4, G.M. Trevelyan (1904, rev. 1925).
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