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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unking.
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A king may be unkinged, as befell him whom in my youth we called the Royal Martyr, but he need not be unmanned.
You have unkinged me first, and anointed me afterwards; but, I say, no potentate would relish such unction.
Richard II is not merely deposed that's Latinate paraphrase: he is unkinged.
Judah (the royal tribe) sometimes did before Benjamin, the king himself came to be in effect first unkinged, and all his royalties torn from him, before the year forty-five; and then at last, to complete the whole tragedy in his person as well as office, Charles was murdered in forty-eight.
Charles the first, by his violent measures, by his attachment to Popery, by the conduct of his fleet, in the affair at Rochelle; by his countenancing the Massacre of the Protestants in Ireland; (as fully appeared on the trial of the Marquis of Antrim;) by his attempt to reign without a Parliament; by his gross violations of the liberty of the subject; by his un - constitutional levies of money; by his establishment of a kind of Inquisition, of which Laud was Inquisitor-General; by his notorious prevarications, and shameless departures from his promises; by these and many such like enormities, we are justified in affirming that this Monarch committed a sort of Regal Suicide, and unkinged himself.