Usurpation Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Usurpation

  1. Adonijah presumptuously assumed David’s throne before Solomon’s investiture. [O.T.: I Kings 1:5–10]
  2. Anschluss Nazi takeover of Austria (1938). [Eur. Hist.: Hitler, 590–627]
  3. Athaliah steals throne by killing all royal line. [O.T.: II Kings 11:1]
  4. Claudius usurped throne of Hamlet’s father. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
  5. Frederick arrogated dominions of his brother. [Br. Lit.: As You Like It]
  6. Glorious Revolution James II deposed; William and Mary enthroned (1688). [Br. Hist.: EB, 3: 248]
  7. Godunov, Boris (c. 1551–1605) cunningly has tsarevich murdered; gallantly accepts throne. [Russ. Lit.: Boris Godunov; Russ. Opera: Moussorgsky, Boris Godunov]
  8. Menahem murders Shallum and enthrones himself. [O.T.: II Kings 15:14]
  9. Otrepyev, Grigory baseborn monk assumes dead tsarevich’s identity and throne. [Russ. Lit.: Boris Gudonov; Russ. Opera: Moussorgsky, Boris Godunov]