8 Facts About The King 1. The kings responsibilities were to keep order of is kingdom 2.to give the Lord's protection (knights) 3.Most Medieval kings believed in the divine rights of kings, the idea that God gave them the right to rule. 4.In England, monarchs became quite strong during the middle ages. 5.The power of monarchs varied greatly. Some had to work hard to maintain control of their kingdoms. Few were wealthy enough to keep their own army. 6.Monarchs had to rely on their vassals, especially their nobles, to provide enough knights and soldiers. 7.In some places, especially during the Early Middle Ages, great lords grew very powerful and governed their fiefs as independent states. 8. Since the Roman Period, a number of groups from the continent, including vikings, had invaded England.