King James I and The Book of Daemonology
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Citizens not Subjects

It is a video explaining that no matter how smart or talented a person is they do not have a royal birthright. It also explains that no kings has divine right to rule over their citizens.

 

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Arthur Johnsen's comment, November 14, 2012 11:22 AM
This video explain greatly the reasons why no one should have the divine right to rule. It also emphasizes why no one should be born into royalty, it creates corruption with in the government. This video touches on many points of how countries could have been properly run, without royal families and kings with the divine right. This video shows what King james could have done to make he country better.
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Michelle Kinsella's comment, November 18, 2012 12:12 PM
I agree with the fact that people should not be born into royalty. One should work for their title and prove to the people why they would be a successful ruler, as opposed to simply inheriting the throne. There may be people with better ideas and strategies than a king's son who would essentially be the heir. There were several things that people believed King James could have done better, and some of those issues wouldn't have happened if wasn't for divine rule. -Michelle Kinsella 5A
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Shakespeare's Sources for Macbeth: King James and Witchcraft, and More...

In the story of Macbeth, Shakespeare used the book of daemonlogie for inspiration. He turned the weird sisters in the story into the ugly hags found in Macbeths. Macbeth also features creatures like fairies and wizards which are also prominent in the book of daemonlogie.

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Arthur Johnsen's comment, November 13, 2012 10:51 AM
I find it interesting that Shakespaere's Macbeth has many ties to King James' Book of Daemonology. Shakespeare, a genius of his own, correlated his work to the work of another genius. Witchcraft seemed to be a popular topic at the time, and King James I provided the intel Shakespearre needed on witches to incorporate them in his play. The three hags in Macbeth play a vital role in the play, and although some of their features and powers are altered, their inspiration still came from the Book of Daemonology. Readers can thank King James I for a large part of Shakespearre's Macbeth.
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My Special Blog: Macbeth- what role do the witches play in Macbeth?

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This talks about the witches in Macbeth and connects then to the book of Daemonologie somewhat. It talks about the witches powers as well as their role in foreshadowing future events. They are extremely improtant in this Shakespearean play.

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Daemonologie

The book of Daemonologie contains three books and is written by King James I. The original was written in the year 1597. This page is the first book of the series. It is presented in a dialogue between two men named Philomathes and Epistemon. The book contains intel on witches, demons, and the Devil's advocates.

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Citizens not Subjects

It is a video explaining that no matter how smart or talented a person is they do not have a royal birthright. It also explains that no kings has divine right to rule over their citizens.

 

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Arthur Johnsen's comment, November 14, 2012 11:22 AM
This video explain greatly the reasons why no one should have the divine right to rule. It also emphasizes why no one should be born into royalty, it creates corruption with in the government. This video touches on many points of how countries could have been properly run, without royal families and kings with the divine right. This video shows what King james could have done to make he country better.
Arthur Johnsen's comment, November 14, 2012 11:23 AM
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Michelle Kinsella's comment, November 18, 2012 12:12 PM
I agree with the fact that people should not be born into royalty. One should work for their title and prove to the people why they would be a successful ruler, as opposed to simply inheriting the throne. There may be people with better ideas and strategies than a king's son who would essentially be the heir. There were several things that people believed King James could have done better, and some of those issues wouldn't have happened if wasn't for divine rule. -Michelle Kinsella 5A
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The Life of King James I of England

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This webpage explains the life of King James I who is the author of the Book of Daemonologie. He lived from 1566 to the year 1625. Another one of his notable accomplishments was translating the bible into english, that bears his name, which is known as the King James Bible. Most historians agree that he was a successful king in Scotland but was a failure in England.

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Arthur Johnsen's comment, November 11, 2012 10:03 AM
I'm surprised to learn that James I had such an interest in poetry. Being very strict on Catholics and even ruthless poetry strikes me as something that very gentle people read. After the death of his mother and the unrest in the area I feel he would be someone with great anger. In fact his studies in literature suggest not only was he educated but smart and decisive as well. His success in Scotland is no surprise and it was pretty hard to be like in England at the time by everyone. Without first knowing the background on James I it is unfair to judge his character and choices. He may have been the most qualified of leaders to rule the land at the time because of his background. James I was smart as he learned that literature and media the very things he learned from could also be used to spread his views.
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Shacaidanmatt's comment, November 13, 2012 8:16 PM
I think talking to James I would have been real treat since he was very educated and was knowledgable on so many things. I'm still very suprised that he acted very harsh towards Catholic even thogh he was a Catholic. I was very surprised that he wrote a book on the "evils" of smoking tobacco. He got it right when he said that it was bad for the body.