Talk:Absolute monarchy

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"An absolute monarchy is a country that is ruled by a hereditary monarch, with little or no democratic or other forms of limitation to his powers. " An example for an absolute monarchy in Europe is the Vatican City, where the monarch, i.e. the pope is elected... So, being hereditary isn't necessary for the existence of an absolute monarchy. DiEb 12:12, 1 August 2008 (EDT)

I do not want to leave it as is, and do think an example of a bad Absolute Monarch should be Included. But, King John was not an Absolute Monarch. SKWills (talk) 01:16, June 24, 2022 (EDT)

Wasn't his rule so authoritarian that the Magna Carta was a rebellion against it?--Andy Schlafly (talk) 01:23, June 24, 2022 (EDT)

Actually, No. It is a Popular Historical Myth that King John was Forced to Sign The Magna Carta as an Absolute Monarch Who Abuseed His Power. It is also usually Depicted as an Event as King John Agreeing for the First Time in at least Cultural History to have Limited The Power of The King, and as a sort of Proto-American Constitution lifted by "The People". But, it was actually Issued by The Barons, and did not Extend to Them Greater Rights and Freedoms, but Merely Reasserted the Feudal Rights they Already Had that The King had Ignored. The Justification for The Revolt and Why The Pope Himself supported it rested on The King's Actions being Illegal, as he Overstepped his Authority. This is Quiet different from being an Absolute Monarch. Especially since if You Read His Biography, While King John did Overstep his Authority, He even then had Limits he did not transgress in what Proved to be a Futile Attempt to not Rile the Barons and Council (Precursor to Parliament) to much.

Also, sorry this took a bit to say but I did not Know You had Replied to Me.

SKWills (talk) 09:24, September 25, 2022 (EDT)