history In January 1649, King Charles I of England made the following speech at his trial in British Parliament: "I would know by what power I am called hither... Now I would know by what lawful Authority (there are many unlawful Authorities, Thieves and Robbers on the High-way).... Remember I am your King, your lawful King, and what sins you bring upon your own heads, and the Judgment of God upon this Land, think well upon it, I say, before you go on from one sin to a greater... I have a Trust committed to me by God, by old and lawful Descent; I will not betray it to Answer to a new unlawful Authority.... I do stand more for the Liberty of my People than any here that come to be my pretended Judges... ...I do not come here as submitting to the Court; I will stand as much for the priviledge of the House of Commons rightly understood, as any man here whatsoever; I see no House of Lords here that may constitute a Parliament... Let me see a lawful Authority warranted by the Word of God, the Scriptures, or by the constitutions of the Kingdom." Which phrase from the text best encapsulates the principle of the "divine right of kings"? A. "I do stand more for the liberty of my people..." B. "I have a trust committed to me by God, by old and lawful descent..." C. "I will stand as much for the privilege of the House of Commons..." D. "Let me see a legal authority warranted by the Word of God..."