DIVINE RIGHT: The doctrine that kings and queens have a God-given right to rule


In the 18th Century a conflict arose over the ability of the  British Parliament to be able to govern over the monarch.   It highlighted a theory proposed that said that the monarch is established by God, and therefore has a Divine Right to rule. It wasn’t the first time the concept had been raised* but […]

TIP: a present of money given directly to someone for performing a service or task; gratuity:


The practice of leaving a tip for a service rendered is fraught with controversy.   In some countries the practice of tipping would be considered an insult, and in other countries the tip one leaves at the end of a meal is tiny.   Thus, when people used to those practices come to the United States, their […]