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At least rule by divine right only fucked up theology...

Nah, they fucked up most of what they touched. One of the biggest complaints about James I was his use of patents to grant sinecures to his courtiers. Of course it didn't help that he was bi-sexual and some of the patents, such as for salt, were given to gay lovers. It was Puritan England, after all. But some things never seem to change. If you have divine right who could question your choice of sex partners? How impertinent of those Puritan divines.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jan 26th, 2014 at 01:25:23 AM EST
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