"And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so, as Jehovah had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent." Exodus 7:10 ASV
<p>Illustration of Moses and Aaron standing before Pharaoh and his advisers. Aaron holds the tale of a serpent that used to be his rod. Moses stands next to him and gestures toward the serpent. Pharaoh, wearing a crown, holding a sceptre, and sitting on a throne, stares at the snake. His arm is outstretched. One of Pharaoh's servants gapes at the scene. Others stand behind him, befuddled. A doorway displays a pyramid and palm trees in the background.

Aaron's Rod Turning into a Serpent Before Pharaoh and His Magicians

"And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so, as Jehovah had commanded: and Aaron cast…

Gustav Adolph was the founder of the Swedish Empire at the beginning of what is widely regarded as the Golden Age of Sweden.

King Gustaf Adolph

Gustav Adolph was the founder of the Swedish Empire at the beginning of what is widely regarded as the…

The King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.

Gustavus Adolphus

The King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.

Also known as Gustav II Adolf. The King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.

Gustavus Aldophus

Also known as Gustav II Adolf. The King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.

King of Sweden.

Gustavus Adolphus

King of Sweden.

"...and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way." Luke 2:9-12 KJV

<p>Illustration of three kings, or maji, worshiping Jesus and bringing him gifts. Jesus is sitting on Mary's lap. Two kings wearing crowns stand in front of Mary while a third, without a crown, kneels. Two sheep are asleep in the corner. Joseph and a donkey stand behind a low fence. Servants and a camel stand off to the side.The star in the east shines on to the scene.

Kings from the East Worship the Baby Jesus

"...and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where…

"The following cut, taken from one of Sir W. Hamilton's fictile vases, and representing Aeneas followed by Ascanius, and carrying off his father Anchises, who holds the sceptre in his right hand, shows its form as worn by kinds." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Aeneas and Ascanius

"The following cut, taken from one of Sir W. Hamilton's fictile vases, and representing Aeneas followed…

Akhnaton was a Pharaoh of Egypt in the eighteenth dynasty.

Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaton

Akhnaton was a Pharaoh of Egypt in the eighteenth dynasty.

An illustration of Prince Charles Albert of Carignano, born in Turin on 1798. Prince Albert succeeded Charles Felix in Sardinia in 1831.

Prince Charles Albert of Carignano

An illustration of Prince Charles Albert of Carignano, born in Turin on 1798. Prince Albert succeeded…

The Greek king of Macedon.

Alexander the Great

The Greek king of Macedon.

Alexander the Great's head on a silver coin of Lysimachus in 321-281 B.C.

Coin of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great's head on a silver coin of Lysimachus in 321-281 B.C.

Alfonso XII (Alfonso Francisco de Asís Fernando Pío Juan María de la Concepción Gregorio Pelayo;  1857 –  1885) was King of Spain, reigning from 1874 to 1885.

Alfonso XII

Alfonso XII (Alfonso Francisco de Asís Fernando Pío Juan María de la Concepción Gregorio Pelayo;…

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.

Alfonso XIII

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.

"Alfred the Great." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Alfred the Great

"Alfred the Great." — Lardner, 1885

An image depicting Alexander visiting the Temple of Amun.

Alexander at the Temple of Amun

An image depicting Alexander visiting the Temple of Amun.

The Queen Ant of slave-making ants.

Queen Ant

The Queen Ant of slave-making ants.

"Antoine Macault Reading his Translation of Diodorus Siculus to King Francis I. Designed by Holbein. Engraved by Geoffroy Tory?" -Cundall, 1895

Antoine Macault Reading his Translation of Diodorus Siculus to King Francis I

"Antoine Macault Reading his Translation of Diodorus Siculus to King Francis I. Designed by Holbein.…

The costume of an Assyrian King.

Assyrian King

The costume of an Assyrian King.

"This sovereign was the last of the Mogul emperors of India who displayed the talent and energy of a warrior. He was the grandson of Jehangire, and was born on the 22nd of October, 1618." — Goodrich, 1844

Aurungzrbr

"This sovereign was the last of the Mogul emperors of India who displayed the talent and energy of a…

"Persian bas-relief, from Pesepolis." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Persian bas-relief

"Persian bas-relief, from Pesepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Sign of the king of Lower Egypt; from the coffin of Mykerinos, 1633 B.C." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Heiroglyph

"Sign of the king of Lower Egypt; from the coffin of Mykerinos, 1633 B.C." — The Encyclopedia…

Bijur starting and lighting installation on King Eight-Cylinder Cars, Model EE.

Bijur

Bijur starting and lighting installation on King Eight-Cylinder Cars, Model EE.

Bijur starting and lighting installation on King Eight-Cylinder Cars, Model EE.

Bijur

Bijur starting and lighting installation on King Eight-Cylinder Cars, Model EE.

A very beautiful bird of Australia, belonging to the family Meliphagidae or honey-eaters. The color of the plumage is golden yellow and deep velvety black. It was discovered during the regency of George IV., and was named in compliment to him.

Regent Bird

A very beautiful bird of Australia, belonging to the family Meliphagidae or honey-eaters. The color…

A chess board showing the placement of the chess game pieces.

Chess Board

A chess board showing the placement of the chess game pieces.

"Canute." — Lardner, 1885

Canute

"Canute." — Lardner, 1885

"Among the Danish kings of England, Canute stands preeminent for his wisdom and military prowess. His father, Sweyn, king of Denmark, after a most successful campaign against the Saxons, entered London in triumph, and England was completely conquered." — Goodrich, 1844

Canute and followers

"Among the Danish kings of England, Canute stands preeminent for his wisdom and military prowess. His…

An Indian carriage being drawn by zebus

Indian Carriage

An Indian carriage being drawn by zebus

A caricature of the cartoonist and the King.

Cartoonist and King

A caricature of the cartoonist and the King.

The front of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to aout three United States gold dollars.

Chaise

The front of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to…

The rear of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to aout three United States gold dollars.

Chaise

The rear of a French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to…

The King of the Franks from 768 and the Emperor of the Romans from 800 until his death in 814.

Charlemagne

The King of the Franks from 768 and the Emperor of the Romans from 800 until his death in 814.

He was born on April 2, 742, and was the eldest son of Pepin, the first king of the Franks, of the Carlovingian dynasty.

Charlemagne

He was born on April 2, 742, and was the eldest son of Pepin, the first king of the Franks, of the Carlovingian…

"Charles I (1625-1649) was a far abler ruler than his father. He was a man of greater courage and more dignity of character, but he had been trained from infancy in the belief of his divine right to fule, and he chose ministers who encouraged him in this view and tried to apply it practically. Parliament was not disposed to be amiable after the wrongs it had suffered at the hands of James. In the first fifteen months of his reign two Parliaments were summoned and angrily dissolved; the first because it demanded that its grievances should be redressed before it granted the king the requisite supplies; the second because it impeached the king's minister, Buckingham. In the interval between the second and third Parliaments the king raised money by forced loans and benevolences, throwing into prison those who refused to comply with the illegal demands. Under the influence of Buckingham the king tried to divert the attention of his subjects from bad government at home by entering into a war with France; but the result was humiliating, and the king's minister was more hated than ever."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Charles I

"Charles I (1625-1649) was a far abler ruler than his father. He was a man of greater courage and more…

The King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649.

Charles I

The King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649.

The King of England from 1625 to 1649.

Charles I

The King of England from 1625 to 1649.

The King's trial (on charges of high treason and "other high crimes") began on January 2, but Charles refused to enter a plea, claiming that no court had jurisdiction over a monarch. He believed that his own authority to rule had been given to him by God when he was crowned and anointed, and that the power wielded by those trying him was simply that which grew out of a barrel of gunpowder. The court, by contrast, proposed that no man is above the law.

Death of Charles I

The King's trial (on charges of high treason and "other high crimes") began on January 2, but Charles…

King of England (1625-1649)

Charles I, King of England

King of England (1625-1649)

The king of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1660 to 1665.

Charles II

The king of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1660 to 1665.

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Charles V

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Chephren was an Egyptian pharaoh. His capital was at Memphis.

Egyptian Pharaoh Chephren

Chephren was an Egyptian pharaoh. His capital was at Memphis.

Shows setup of a chessboard.

Chess

Shows setup of a chessboard.

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

Chess

A board game and mental-skill game for two players.

An illustration of King Edward II's children: Eleanor, Edward, John, and Joanna.

Children of Edward II

An illustration of King Edward II's children: Eleanor, Edward, John, and Joanna.

(1818-1906) Crowned King of Denmark in 1863

Christian IX

(1818-1906) Crowned King of Denmark in 1863

Illustration of King Clovis kneeling before Saint Remigius. Clovis' wife, Clotilde, kneels next to him. Remigius, dressed in robes, is baptizing Clovis. Several members of Clovis' court stand behind him. Monks and other clergy as well as two altar boys with incense stand around and behind Remigius.

Clovis, King of the Franks, is Baptized by Saint Remigius

Illustration of King Clovis kneeling before Saint Remigius. Clovis' wife, Clotilde, kneels next to him.…

"Determined to save his own country at the expense of his own life, Codrus disguised himself in a peasant's dress, entered the Peloponnesian camp, and provoked a quarrel with a soldier, by whom he was killed." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Codrus slain

"Determined to save his own country at the expense of his own life, Codrus disguised himself in a peasant's…

A Roman coin.

Roman coin

A Roman coin.

"It is among the largest of crustaceous animals, sometimes measuring as much as two feet in length. The body is composed of two divisions - an anterior, crescent-shaped piece, or carapace, and a posterior, somewhat hexagonal piece, formed by the coalescence of the abdominal segments." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

King crab

"It is among the largest of crustaceous animals, sometimes measuring as much as two feet in length.…

"The crown of William I and his successors was a plain circlet heightened with four spikes having trefoil heads." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Crown

"The crown of William I and his successors was a plain circlet heightened with four spikes having trefoil…

Worn by British Royalty.

Crown, British

Worn by British Royalty.

"The mausoleum is built of immense marble blocks, joined together without cement. Its total height, including the seven steps, is about 35 feet. A solitary pillar near the tomb still bears the inscription: 'I am Cyrus, the King, the Achaemenian.'"—Webster, 1913

Tomb of Cyrus the Great

"The mausoleum is built of immense marble blocks, joined together without cement. Its total height,…

"Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever." Daniel 6:19-21 ASV
<p>Illustration of Daniel sitting in the midst of three male lions and one female lion. Daniel is looking up to the edge of the pit, his right hand raised and his left hand over his heart. The king can be seen looking down on him. The lions are completely at peace. An arch and a stone wall are pictured in the background.

Daniel Sits Safely among the Lions in the Den

"Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he…

Darius, the Persian king. Above, the symbol of Ormuzd.

Darius

Darius, the Persian king. Above, the symbol of Ormuzd.

"So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah." I Samuel 16:13 ASV
<p>lllustration of Samuel pouring oil on David's head, anointing him king instead of Saul. David's head is bowed and he holds a small staff. His mother and his father, Jesse, kneel behind Samuel. David's brothers and other townspeople stand around. A goat is pictured roasting just outside the door.

David is Anointed King by Samuel

"So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day…

"And he said unto his men, Jehovah forbid that I should do this thing unto my lord, Jehovah's anointed, to put forth my hand against him, seeing he is Jehovah's anointed. So David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way." I Samuel 24:6-7
<p>Illustration of David standing over the sleeping body of Saul. David holds his hand out to stop his soldier from hurting Saul. The soldier has his sword drawn. Saul is reclining on a mat. Two spears, a sword, shield, and some dishes lay around the tree behind Saul. A soldier is asleep in the entrance of the cave.

David Spares Saul's Life as He Sleeps in a Cave

"And he said unto his men, Jehovah forbid that I should do this thing unto my lord, Jehovah's anointed,…

"The King Charles spaniel, a breed of toy spaniel. It is black and tan."—Finley, 1917

King Charles Spaniel

"The King Charles spaniel, a breed of toy spaniel. It is black and tan."—Finley, 1917

The obverse side of a Ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

Ducat of Ladislaus Postumus, Obverse

The obverse side of a Ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

The reverse side of a ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

Ducat of Ladislaus Postumus, Reverse

The reverse side of a ducat, a gold coin, of Ladislaus Postumus, the King of Hungary from A.D. 1452-1457.

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the eider in its habits. It os sometimes called the king eider because of this.

King Duck

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the…