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The Best of the OLL No. 74: John Millar, “Circumstances which tend to increase the power of the Sovereign” (1771)

This is part of *The OLL Reader: An Anthology of the Best of the OLL* which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. It is a chapter from John Millar's *The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks* (1771) in which he discusses how a modern monarchy emerges and is soon confronted by “persons of inferior rank” who challenge the monarch's privileges. A thematic list of material in the *OLL Reader* is available [here](/pages/oll-reader).