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.
How noble and kingly the King was, especially in his misfortunes!
Under a kingly government office bestowed by the sovereign holds the same place which office bestowed by the people holds in a popular government.
The kingly house, where there is one, is not a distinct class; it is simply the noblest of the noble.
The kingly power in Poland, like the ducal power at Venice, had been so narrowed that Poland, though she still kept a king, called herself a republic no less than Venice.