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{n: Ferdinand I, Ferdinand the Great} king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)



{n: Geoffrey of Monmouth} Welsh chronicler who wrote an account of the kings of Britain which is now believed to contain little historical fact but it is a source of the Arthurian legend (circa 1100-1154)

{n: I Kings, 1 Kings} the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel

{n: James, James I, King James, King James I} the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625)

{n: Plantagenet, Plantagenet line} the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485

{n: Rameses, Ramesses, Ramses} any of 12 kings of ancient Egypt between 1315 and 1090 BC

{n: Rheims, Reims} a city in northeastern France east of Paris; scene of the coronation of most French kings; site of the unconditional German surrender in 1945 at the end of World War II

{n: denier} a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
"with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"

{n: divine right, divine right of kings} the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
"the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century"

{n: peacock-throne} the golden throne of former kings of Delhi; stolen by the Persians in 1739 and subsequently lost; symbol of the former Shah of Iran


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