Kingship â€“ Ancient & Medieval.
Due to the Kings and high ranking officials from the Ancient and Medieval periods of time, much of the information acquired from the average person is partial. The authority associated with kingship in the past included all three aspects of the modern U.S Government; Executive, Legislative, and Judicial while maintaining the authority to control all information obtained by the public. In a respectable fashion, Kings were able to edit the documents of their progress, and actions. Documentation of Kingship rarely stressed the performance of the King himself rather the stress was placed on the duties of the office at the current time. â€œTheir content can be compared to that of an American presidentâ€™s State of the Union address: little of the personality of the incumbent emerges from this material, stress rather being placed on his presidentialâ€”or ancient kinglyâ€”qualities and on events that exemplify his successful execution of his office. (Lorton, 2)â€.
Two aspects of government that played large roles in the medieval lifestyle were religion and the military. Both of which influenced many decisions made by the kings through Ancient and Medieval times. Already being the commander in chief, a king with the blessing of the church had the ultimate ruling over the many people under his ruling whether a king of ancient or medieval civilizations. Religion, played a major role in the drama resulting in major decisions made by the kings of these eras. Little did they know that these decisions would affect the entire world for years to come.
One Ancient King that exemplified incredible power within his kingship was Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814). Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified Western Europe through military power and the blessing of the Church.