Name one important quality of a good leader?
Kings and queens are often seen as the top leaders in a monarchy-based government. In this type of government, the king or queen is the head of state and holds the most power. Leadership of kings and queens is often seen as a symbol of strength and stability within a nation.
Leadership of Kings and Queens
Monarchy: A form of government where a king or queen is the head of state. Leadership: The ability to influence and guide a group of people to achieve a common goal. Divine Right of Kings: The belief that a monarch's authority is given by God and not by the people.
In Ancient Rome, the first king was Romulus, who had a twin brother named Remus. The longest reigning queen in world history was Sobhuza II of Swaziland, who reigned for 82 years. The longest ruling monarch in history is Sobhuza II's great-great-grandson, King Mswati III, who has been ruling since 1986.
Did you know?
What makes a good leader? How is a king or queen different from a leader?
What are some of the responsibilities of a king or queen? What is the difference between a king, queen or leader in terms of power?
What qualities do you think a good king or queen should have?
What would you do differently if you were the king or queen? How would you use your power to make a positive difference?
Brain break: Draw a banana in a superhero costume, with a big grin on its face.
Who was the longest-reigning monarch in British history?
- Queen Victoria
- King George III
- King Henry VIII
Which country is ruled by a king and queen?
- The Netherlands
Who is known as the 'Sun King'?
- Alexander the Great
- Henry VIII of England
- Louis XIV of France
Who was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt?
Which king built the Palace of Versailles in France?
- Philip II
- Louis XIV
- Charles I
Work together in pairs: What are some of the qualities of a successful leader, and how can these qualities be used in a modern context?