was, according to legend
, to have shown that the Divine Right
was wrong when he infamously sat on his throne
at the edge of the sea
and ordered it to not come any closer or to wet his boots and clothes. The water
invariably came nearer and (what a surprise) he got a tad
bit wet. This proved to his subjects
that he was just an average man and that God
was not listening to him.
If this was his intention is another matter.