The kingly house, where there is one, is not a distinct class; it is simply the noblest of the noble.
Early in 984 the king was seized by Henry II., the Quarrelsome, the deposed duke of Bavaria, who claimed the regency as a member of the reigning house, and probably entertained the idea of obtaining the kingly dignity himself.
Under a kingly government office bestowed by the sovereign holds the same place which office bestowed by the people holds in a popular government.
In especial he vindicates the propriety of resistance to kingly oppression or misrule, upholds the existence of an hereditary nobility interested in their country's good as the firmest barrier against such oppression, and maintains the authority of parliaments.
How noble and kingly the King was, especially in his misfortunes!