This primary resource from King James I and a secondary resource on the Great Chain of Being complement ANY study of "Kingly" Shakespearean Tragedy. It works particularly well with King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Provide to students near the beginning of a unit and discuss the beliefs about what is "natural" according to kings. This leads nicely into many thematic discussions throughout the unit.
Students learn about King James' belief in the Divine Rights of Kings. It assists students with comprehending how monarchs would view themselves, particularly in Shakespeare's texts.