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Libellus de Magno Erici Rege

Jönsson, Arne LU (2009)
Abstract
The anonymous Libellus de Magno Erici Rege gives an outline of King Magnus Eriksson’s reign, painting it in dark colours.

The author emphasises that Sweden is an elective, not a hereditary kingdom, and that the king can be deposed if he commits evil deeds and turns into a tyrant. The detailed account of King Magnus’s reign is designed to show that he had wilfully and systematically broken the law, proving himself to be a rex iniustus, a tyrant, whom it was legitimate to depose. At the end, King Magnus is being kept prisoner after having committed his latest misdeed. This shows that God had taken his hand from him and that the new king, Albert, could count on divine support.
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Working Paper
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unpublished
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Magnus Eriksson, king of Sweden and Norway, St. Birgitta of Sweden, tyrant, political ideology
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {The anonymous Libellus de Magno Erici Rege gives an outline of King Magnus Eriksson’s reign, painting it in dark colours.<br/><br>
	The author emphasises that Sweden is an elective, not a hereditary kingdom, and that the king can be deposed if he commits evil deeds and turns into a tyrant. The detailed account of King Magnus’s reign is designed to show that he had wilfully and systematically broken the law, proving himself to be a rex iniustus, a tyrant, whom it was legitimate to depose. At the end, King Magnus is being kept prisoner after having committed his latest misdeed. This shows that God had taken his hand from him and that the new king, Albert, could count on divine support.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Arne},
  keyword      = {Magnus Eriksson,king of Sweden and Norway,St. Birgitta of Sweden,tyrant,political ideology},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Libellus de Magno Erici Rege},
  year         = {2009},
}