A form of governance in which authority is vested in a single decision maker based on birthright. Under constitutional forms, the power of monarchs may be limited to the duties of head of state, where they possess no direct effective power over government policy. Close Window
first period of Roman government; legend relates that Rome was governed by seven kings, the first of whom was Romulus; the Roman monarchy lasted from the founding of the city of Rome by Romulus and Remus to 509 BCE.
a nation at whose head is a personal ruler, called King, Emperor, or Czar, who has control of the government, appoints the principal officers of state, and to whom in theory at least, these appointees are responsible for their actions
Monarchy is a Channel 4 British TV series, 2004-2006, by British academic David Starkey, charting the political and ideological history of the English monarchy (later British), from the Saxon period to modern times.