Lord’s anointed, i.e. the king, who is supposed to rule according to God’s decree – the anointment is part of the ceremony with which the new king is installed. Gifts like the "royal touch", the power to heal with a touch of his hand, were supposed to prove the connection of divine and royal power residing in the king anointed. The doctrine of divine right was medieval and in England by the 1680s on its way to become part of the conservative Tory rhetoric.