Stories Of How Servius Tullius, Maximinus Thrax, Justinian I Came To Power
Bust of Maximinus Thrax at Capitoline Museum, RomePublic Domain, Source: José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro/Wikimedia Commons. We often believe that only someone with a Royal background could achieve some power in the Kingdom, and someone with no influence could never hold any political power. The stories about commoners rising to power and becoming a King have always been assumed to be a thing of fairy tales. However, throughout history, there have been many instances when a pauper could become a prince.