I think it was better the first way, with the word "biology" linked to biology, instead of also going to kingdom (biology). And besides, if you do it for "biology", why not for "politics"? (Not that I'm saying you should, I still think it should be reverted.) -- John Owens 06:03 Apr 3, 2003 (UTC)
I did this redirect because someone reaching this page wants to know about Kingdom (biology), not Biology; that's why they came to the page in the first place. jaknouse 06:07 Apr 3, 2003 (UTC)
- I reworded to include both relevant links. Is this acceptable to everyone? Tuf-Kat
Are a kingdom and a monarchy the same thing? The reason I ask is because I have always thought a monarchy is what has power over a kingdom, but I've never used it myself as a descriptive of the country. -- Graham :) 18:22, 17 Jan 2004 (UTC)
- No, they are not. It is from the greek: monos (one) and arkhein (rule). As we understand the word, a monarchy is hereditary. So the duchy of Luxembourg is a monarchy. GerardM 11:04, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)
- A Kingdom is a monarchy ruled by a king or queen. As such the redirect is OK as monarchy explains the other aspects of what a kingdom is.
Are kingdoms the same everywhere? That seems highly unlikely. We still have kingdoms in the modern era such as in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia or Morocco. Are there kingdoms in East Asia? Are they the same as kingdoms in Western Europe? What is the idea of property ownership in a kingdom? Does the king own it all? Is that what happened in Western Europe with serfdom? Wouldn't the concept of a kingdom have changed over time, even in the same area or region? Is Charlemagne's kingdom at the point where they are really just beginning to form kingdoms, the same as the Kingdom of France under Louis XIV? Certainly, there is enough subject matter to explore, isn't there and consequently develop an article about it? Anyway, these are some of the reasons why I came to this article to find answers to. I think the article's development would be well worth it... Stevenmitchell (talk) 08:15, 12 March 2013 (UTC)